Stephen D. Anesi, MD, FACS

Partner & Co-President

Stephen Anesi, MD was born in Van Nuys, California. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Science in 1999. He continued his studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a Master’s Degree in Physiological Science in 2000. Dr. Anesi earned a Doctorate of Medicine in 2006 from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Upon completion of his Surgical Internship at UCLA Medical Center in 2007, he traveled east to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York for his Residency in Ophthalmology. After completion of his residency in 2010, where he served as Chief Resident, Dr. Anesi traveled to Cambridge for his Fellowship in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis with Dr. C. Stephen Foster.

Upon his completion of his fellowship with Dr. Foster in June, 2011, he was invited to join the medical staff at MERSI as a staff physician. In 2016, he became an Associate Partner at MERSI.

Dr. Anesi sees and treats patients with uveitis, scleritis, keratitis, dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, and general ophthalmology issues.

Education & Research

Keck School of Medicine, 

University of Southern California | 2002-2006

Doctor of Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles,

Department of Physiological Science | 2000-2002

• Research Associate – Retinal electrophysiology


University of California | 1999-2000

• Master of Science in Physiological Science

University of California | 1994-1999

• Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science, Minor Neuroscience

•  College and Departmental Honors, Cum Laude


Postgraduate Training

Massachusetts Eye Research

& Surgery Institution | 2010-2011

• Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Fellowship


Nassau University Medical Center | 2007-2010

• Ophthalmology Residency


UCLA Medical Center | 2006-2007

• Surgery Internship, Preliminary


Ocular inflammatory diseases


Glaucoma (medical, surgical & MIGS)


Medical retina





Optic neuritis

Orbital inflammation

Dry eye

Ocular allergy


Pseudophakic bullous keratopathy

Autoimmune retinopathy

Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Autoimmune and infectious keratitis

Corneal ulcer

Vitreoretinal lymphoma

Routine and complex cataracts

Aphakia and subluxated intraocular lens

Glaucoma and ocular hypertension

Macular degeneration

Diabetic retinopathy

Retinal vascular occlusion

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