Vanessa Ngakeng, MD
Dr. Ngakeng received her medical degree from The Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA/Charles R. Drew University and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Howard University Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Ngakeng completed a cornea/refractive fellowship at Corneal Consultants of Indiana/Price Vision Group.
As a cornea specialist, Dr. Ngakeng cares for diseases and conditions involving the cornea and corneal injuries. She performs refractive corneal procedures including LASIK and is a highly experienced cataract surgeon offering advanced implant lenses for the correction of presbyopia and astigmatism.
Dr. Ngakeng is highly recognized, having received the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences Ophthalmology Award, Howard University Achievement Award, and the Outstanding Surgical Intern of the Year Award from California Hospital, Los Angeles.
She has authored and published numerous articles and participated in several medical studies.
Frequent international travels help Dr. Ngakeng with her understanding of patients, their needs, cultures, and backgrounds. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Bamileke, and French. During her collegiate career, Dr. Ngakeng was a competitive tennis player and she still enjoys the game today.