Board Certified Eye Surgeon & Physician
Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Eye Exams
Arlene Dolorico, M.D. was born in Manhattan and was raised in the suburbs of New York City. A Columbia University graduate, she majored in music with a minor in pre-med studies. She was elected to Phi beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude.
After graduation, she attended New York University School of Medicine, where she received her medical degree. Dr. Dolorico completed her internship in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, also in New York City. She then began her three year ophthalmology residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
In 1998 she moved to Southern California to begin a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the University of California, Irvine.
After completing her fellowship the following year, Dr. Dolorico began working for the Kaiser Permanente ophthalmology department in two locations, Bellflower and Orange County. In 2002 she joined the Leisure World Health Care Center in Seal Beach.
As an Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Irvine, Dr. Dolorico teaches ophthalmology residents at both the UCI Medical Center and the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She supervises the residents in the clinic and in the operating room. Helping the ophthalmology residents is a rewarding and fulfulling experience and a way for Dr. Dolorico to stay current with the latest advances in medical treatment and surgical techniques.
In 2002 she received her board certification in ophthalmology, and currently practices general ophthalmology with an emphasis on corneal disorders.
Dr. Dolorico lives in Los Alamitos with her husband and daughter.