Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina is a fellowship trained Retina Specialist, who provides the highest level of retinal care in both Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.
Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina is fluent in English, Spanish, and Russian and is known in the office as “Dr. P.” by patients and our staff. She is board-certified and has exceptional credentials. “Dr. P is a great example of the achieving the American dream” says Dr. Kerry Assil. “After arriving from The Ukraine on her own at the age of sixteen, she learned English by herself, completed her undergraduate degree with Summa Cum Laude (highest honors), earned her Medical Degree from Stanford University, and continued her training at Stanford Medical Center for Ophthalmology residency. She then completed a specialized two-year retina-vitreous surgical fellowship with the University of California at San Diego, the same institution and faculty with whom I trained. Hers is an impressive story.”
Dr. Pilyugina joins us with a well-earned reputation of compassion for her patients and their family. Dr. P is focused on meeting our patients’ desires for a more personalized office experience during their visit with timely access and expedient care. In addition to skills and experience, Dr. Pilyugina also brings with her the most advanced diagnostic equipment for more precise screening, early detection and treatment of medical and surgical retinal conditions. Her interests include treatments of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and macular disorders using medical and injectable advances. She is also expert in surgical correction including retinal detachment.