Harold E. Reaves

A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Harold E. Reaves has been practicing for the past 35 years. Highly educated, he earned his doctorate from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency at Yale-New Haven Medical Center.  Dr. Reaves maintains active membership in numerous prestigious professional organizations, such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, USC Roski Eye Institute, and the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology. He is the inventor of an intraocular lens implant and a past president of the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Reaves is also the proud father of two Stanford University Scholars.

Medical Education

B.S., Howard University, Washington, D.C.

M.D., Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey

Internship and Residency

Straight Medicine Internship, Waterbury General Hospital

Yale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven Connecticut


Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners – Philadelphia, PA

American Board of Ophthalmology


    • June 1976 – October 1976
      • Glaucoma and External Eye Diseases: Internal Eye Foundation, Hospital Albert Schweitzer, Deschapelles, Hati, West Indies

Research Positions

Assistant Scientist, Shearing Laboratories

Consultant, Warner Lambert Pharmaceuticals, Marketing Research Department

Academic & Professional Appointments

March 1977 – July 1977

Chief Ophthalmology Resident / Clinical Instructor,   Yale Medical School

November 1977 – June 1983

Clinical Instructor, USC School of Medicine

June 1983 – June 2014

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus, USC School of Medicine

1981 – 1990

Member of the Professional Advisory Committee, Blind Children’s Center, Los Angeles, CA

1990 - Present

Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology

1995 – 2006

Member of Los Angeles Academy of Medicine

2002 - 2003

President, Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology

2005 - 2008

Chairman, Section of Ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Hospital