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Sophie Xiaohui Deng

Sophie Xiaohui Deng MD, PhD

Director, Professor | Los Angeles, California    United States of America
Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine
Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplant,...More
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Biography :

Dr. Sophie X. Deng is a Professor in the Cornea Division at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Deng received her doctor of medicine and doctor of philosophy degrees at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, where she completed the rigorous Medical Scientist Training Program. She did her residency in ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago. Dr. Deng subsequently completed her fellowship in Cornea, External Ocular Disease, and Refractive Surgery at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute.

Dr. Deng is a specialist in corneal and external ocular diseases and cataracts. Her surgical areas include endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK and DMEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), penetrating keratoplasty, limbal stem cell transplantation, artificial cornea, and cataract.

Dr. Deng is the director of the Cornea Biology Laboratory at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute. Her research focuses on corneal epithelial stem cell regulation, deficiency, and regeneration. Dr. Deng’s research aims to improve the current treatment for patients with limbal stem cell deficiency by using stem cell therapy to restore vision. In addition, Dr. Deng conducts clinical studies to develop new imaging and molecular tests to accurately diagnose and stage limbal stem cell deficiency.

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Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine

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Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplant, Keratoconus, Pterygium, Endothelial Keratoplasty, Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty, Penetrating Keratoplasty, Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation, Artificial Cornea

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English, Cantonese

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MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Virginia Board of Medicine

Virginia Board of Medicine accepts the courses that are endorsed by ACCME and grants AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

MD/DO Requirement:

CME Credits Required : 60.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 30.00



  • 60 hours of CME for every 2 years followed by immediate preceding renewal
  • A minimum of 30 hours must be under Category 1, of which 2 hours must be in pain management, proper prescribing of controlled substances, and the diagnosis of management of addiction.
  • OCC/MOC is not specifically addressed, but an endorsement of recertification by a specialty board is admitted as a substitute by the Virginia Board of Medicine.