Dr. Urrea is a Board Certified Eye Surgeon in practice in Los Angeles, California. He received his college education at Yale University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He went on to earn his medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine, and a masters degree in Health Planning and Policy Analysis from the UCLA School of Public Health.
Dr. Urrea did his medical internship at the Los Angeles County General Hospital, and received specialty training in ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute and the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. Dr. Urrea returned to UCLA to receive additional sub-specialty training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Jules Stein Eye Institute.
Dr. Urrea is Medical Director of Soledad Eye Surgeons Medical Group in Los Angeles. In addition to providing medical care to his private patients, Dr. Urrea serves on the academic faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC where he serves as a Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Urrea is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is an attending physician at various local hospitals, including Monterey Park Hospital and White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Urrea has co-authored numerous clinical articles and book chapters in the medical literature and, as a member of the medical school faculty, supervises young doctors in their surgical training, as well as provides lectures to practicing physicians about the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.
Dr. Urrea is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been designated a “Top Doctor” by his physician peers in the “Guide to Top Doctors” listing top-rated physicians in America’s largest metropolitan areas. Dr. Urrea has also been selected as one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumer Research Council of America. Dr. Urrea serves on the board of directors of several community and professional organizations, including Medical Eye Services, the Eye Care Network, Advanced Diagnostic and Surgical Center, the Doheny Professional Staff Association, Family Health Alliance Medical Group, and is past-President of the Legatus Pasadena, and the California Latino Medical Association. Originally born and raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, Dr. Urrea now resides with his wife and five children in Arcadia, California.