Claudia Perez-Straziota is an ophthalmologist specialized in Cornea and Refractive Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. She also is an assistant clinical professor at USC where she teaches residents in surgical cases.
She was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, where she attended medical school at the Universidad Central De Venezuela (Central University of Venezuela). During her medical school years she volunteered to spend 2 months in a small remote community in the Amazons, where she provided primary care to the inhabitants of San Carlos de Rio Negro, as well as to remote native communities. Later on, during the earliest years of her career, Claudia provided primary care outreach and emergency care to rural underserved populations in Venezuela before moving to the United States in 2007 for her training in ophthalmology and sub specialization in cornea at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
After her training was completed, she participated for 3 years in the Conrad-30 rural medical program, which provides medical care to underserved populations in the United States, by providing ophthalmology care to the underserved and significantly hispanic population of Gainesville, Georgia.
She has now moved to Los Angeles and fined a private practice in Beverly Hills. In the efforts of continuation of her philanthropic activities for causes that she is passionate about she has joined our organization.