Meet the doctors

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MERIEL L. WU, M.D.

Is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.  She is on the staff of the Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center, the San Gabriel Ambulatory Surgery Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital serving as chairman of the Ophthalmology Section for many years.  After completing her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, she received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania.  She completed her residency in ophthalmology at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital  (now a part of Keck USC school of medicine ophthalmology residency program)  and partnered with Ralph S. Riffenburgh, MD, a prominent ophthalmologist to form Pasadena Eye Medical Group.  A native and third-generation Californian, Pasadena has been her home for over 35 years.

DAVID D. YU, M.D.

Is fellowship trained in cornea and external diseases. He specializes in advanced cataract surgery, including astigmatism and presbyopia correcting implant lenses, laser-assisted surgery, and higher-risk cases. He also performs micro-invasive glaucoma surgery, as well as refractive surgeries including LASIK. He is a graduate of UCLA, and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. After internship at LAC/USC Medical Center, and residency at Wake Forest University Eye Center, he completed a cornea fellowship at the Center for Sight, Georgetown University. He is Board Certified and on the staffs of Huntington Hospital, Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center, and San Gabriel Ambulatory Surgery Center. He has served as ophthalmology section chair at Huntington Hospital, and Clinical Instructor at LAC/USC for many years. He enjoys living in the Pasadena area with his wife and son.

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GERALD BOWNS, M.D.

Is a native of Southern California. He graduated from Brigham Young University and attended medical school at UCLA. Following a residency in internal medicine and several years serving his country with the Army Medical Corps, he completed a residency in ophthalmology at the USC/LAC Medical Center and the Doheny Eye Center. He was the director of the residency program at USC for one year, then spent an additional year at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles as a fellow in pediatric ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

ARBI KHEMICHIAN, M.D.

Dr Khemichian is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, cataract, external disease and kerato-refractive surgery. Dr Khemichian grew up in the Pasadena/Glendale area where he now lives with his wife and son. He is excited to be back to serve his home community and build his practice. He received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School, his residency from Kresge Eye Institute and fellowship from UT-Southwestern Medical Center during which he contributed to multiple publications. Dr. Khemichian is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

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AIRIAN THAI, O.D.

Earned her bachelor degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles before heading out to the East Coast to get her Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. She has been in practice for over 9 years with special interest in ocular diseases. Dr. Thai has experience with refractive surgery, hard and soft contact lens evaluations and cataract surgery co-management, as well as pediatric exams and general eye exams.