Dr. Angela Nahl’s Professional Background
Career in Finance
Upon graduating from Harvard in 1988, Dr. Nahl began a career in finance, working for several companies on Wall Street, including J.P. Morgan. During her time at J.P. Morgan, Dr. Nahl was closely involved with the launch of General Electric’s venture capital subunit, which allowed her to become familiar with many of the startup businesses the company had invested in and the stories of the entrepreneurs behind those startups. One of these businesses served the medical community. It was in that moment that Dr. Nahl realized something was missing from her life.
Becoming an Ophthalmologist
After seeking the guidance of a UCLA professor, who upon meeting Dr. Nahl gave her a list of 12 potential career choices, Dr. Nahl decided to change careers and pursue ophthalmology, specifically refractive surgery. In 1996, Dr. Nahl earned her medical degree at the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine. She went on to complete her residency at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California. After finishing her residency, Dr. Nahl was given the opportunity to train the next generation of eye surgeons at University of California, San Francisco Medical School. During this time, Dr. Nahl trained once a week under Dr. Edward Manche, a renowned laser surgeon, Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Stanford Eye Laser Center and Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Establishing Herself as a Top LASIK Surgeon
In 2001, Dr. Nahl relocated to San Diego and began to work for several other eye doctors. She began her private practice in 2005 by purchasing office space and negotiating a deal with two different LASIK centers that allowed her to perform surgery at their facilities. Now known as La Jolla LASIK Institute, Dr. Nahl’s private practice focuses on providing exceptional care using a personalized approach and the best state-of-the-art technologies.
Dr. Nahl has performed over 10,000 eye surgeries and La Lolla LASIK Institute has been named “San Diego’s Best Laser Eye Center” by the readers of The San Diego Union-Tribune six years in a row. Dr. Nahl combines her exceptional training and skill with a compassionate and caring approach. She makes it her priority to make all patients feel at home the moment they walk through the doors of her practice. Dr. Nahl is dedicated to helping individuals of all ages enjoy the gift of sight and spends time getting to know each patient in depth to fully understand their unique visual needs and goals. She believes it is the smallest details that can make all the difference in achieving the best outcomes for her patients.
Dr. Nahls’ Memberships and Affiliations
Dr. Nahl dedicates herself to staying up to date with the latest breakthroughs in laser vision correction. She receives continuing education on an ongoing basis through her memberships in professional organizations including the Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons.