Dr. Stacy Pineles, MD

Dr. Stacy Pineles, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Stacy Pineles, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in pediatric ophthalmology, ophthalmology, and more.Read her story


Los Angeles, CA 90095

Contact Information

(310) 267-3937

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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more than 79% of peers
more than 75% of peers
Optic Neuritis
more than 72% of peers

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Dr. Pineles' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pineles "Stacy L. Pineles, M.D., M.S. is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Residency Program Director at the Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Pineles completed her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, followed by subsequent training as an ophthalmology resident (2005-2008) and fellow in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (2009). She completed an additional fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania (2010), and a Master's degree in Clinical Investigation at UCLA (2013). In 2010, Dr. Pineles joined the faculty of the Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, one of the leading centers of vision science in the world. Dr. Pineles currently runs an NIH-sponsored research program evaluating binocular vision in children and adults with eye misalignment. Her research interests also include the systemic effects of pediatric eye disease as well as clinical trials in pediatric ophthalmology. She currently serves as the principle investigator of an NIH-sponsored multicenter study of pediatric optic neuritis. Dr. Pineles serves on numerous professional committees within the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. She travels regularly both nationally and internationally to speak on topics related to her research in pediatric neuro-ophthalmology and is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and 5 book chapters. In 2017, Dr. Pineles took over as the Director of the Residency Program in the Department of Ophthalmology at DGSOM, UCLA."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pineles "We take care of complex pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology patients."

3  Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

32  Conditions Treated

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1  Procedures

  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Harbor / UCLA
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pineles has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pineles' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pineles to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pineles' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Excellent! Everyone was great. Dr. Pineles was knowledgeable and I feel confident that I chose the right doctor to assist with my sixth never palsy.
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