Physicians & Staff

Meet Our World Class Physicians and Staff

The Colvard-Kandavel eye center has assembled a team of physicians that trained at some of the most prestigious hospitals in the world such as the Mayo Clinic and Harvard. Our doctors hold academic positions at both UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute and Doheny Eye Institute. For more information on each of our doctors please click on their name below.
D. Michael Colvard, M.D.
Dr. Colvard is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent eye surgeons. He has been selected year after year as one of America’s “Top Doctors” and one of the nation’s “Best Ophthalmologists” in national surveys conducted by independent patient advocacy groups.
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Rom Kandavel, M.D.
Dr. Kandavel grew up in the San Fernando Valley graduating from the renowned Harvard-Westlake high school. He graduated at the top of his class from both UCLA undergraduate and UC Davis for medical school. Dr. Kandavel is specialty trained in laser vision correction and cataract surgery.
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Lisa Lintz, M.D.
Dr. Lisa Lintz attended Harvard and Columbia University, and completed her medical school training at the University of Southern California, USC. Dr. Lintz has been a member of our staff for over 10 years, specializing in the diagnosis and management of medical eye disorders.
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Edward W. Lee, M.D.
Dr. Lee is a fellowship-trained ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and a board-certified ophthalmologist. He specializes in cosmetic and functional eyelid, brow and midface procedures, as well as orbital and tear duct surgery. Dr. Lee is also a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, an organization comprised of the highest trained eye plastic surgeons.
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Asha Bala, M.D.
Dr. Asha Bala is a fellowship-trained cornea and refractive surgery specialist and board-certified ophthalmologist. She specializes in cataract, cornea, anterior segment, and refractive surgery at the Colvard-Kandavel Eye Center. Prior to joining the Colvard-Kandavel Eye Center, she served as the Director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service and an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville. She is dedicated to her profession and to providing excellent medical and surgical care with a personal touch to each and every one of her patients.
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Kimberly Luke, Practice Manager
The best leaders in every organization lead by good example. Kimberly Luke sets the standard for our staff through her dedication to providing patients with the best possible care in a loving family-like atmosphere.

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