Dr. Luttrull attended Balboa Junior High School, Buena Senior High School, and Ventura College in Ventura. His college education continued at UCSB and UCLA. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with departmental “Distinction” honors from Point Loma College, San Diego, in Chemistry.
Dr. Luttrull graduated from medical school at the University of Southern California, and completed an internship in Ophthalmology at the Los Angeles County / USC Medical Center. His specialty residency training in Ophthalmology was obtained at the Estelle Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles where he received honors for original research. He was especially honored for his clinical teaching and leadership by USC Department of Ophthalmology medical students and his fellow residents. Subspecialty fellowship training in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery was completed at the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Institute and Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland.
He returned to Ventura to the private practice of surgery and consultation for diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula in 1988.
Outside the office, Dr. Luttrull’s interests center on his family. He is active in his church, and enjoys playing soccer, coaching soccer, watching soccer (you get the picture), surfing (well, he used to…), reading great books, cooking, and playing jazz trumpet in various combos.
Dr Luttrull has spent his career developing, advocating, and advancing vision loss prevention. Unique in a career as solo clinical practitioner in private practice, Dr. Luttrull has carried on a parallel career as an academician and independent researcher. He is responsible for every major advance in retinal laser treatment in the last 20 years and is the most scientifically published and most highly cited researcher in the field. Dr Luttrull is ranked in the top 5% of all scientific researchers worldwide by Researchgate.net. His inventions designed to improve treatment of retinal diseases and prevent vision loss have been awarded 200 US and international patents for treatment of ocular and systemic diseases.
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