Alexander A. Izad, M.D., F.A.C.S.obtained his medical degree from the world-renowned Karolinska Institute Medical University in Sweden, where the Nobel Prize laureates of Medicine and Physiology are appointed yearly. He continued his medical education in the United States as a visiting scholar at Brown, Harvard, Emory and Thomas Jefferson University Schools of Medicine.
Subsequently, he completed his internship at Yale University School of Medicine and did a residency in ophthalmology at State University of New York in Syracuse where he also served as the Chief Resident. He then pursued his fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Upon completion of his training, he became the director of Retina Service at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson, Arizona. Simultaneously, as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Arizona College of Medicine, he was closely involved in training future generations of eye surgeons for four years.