Dr. Mekonnen is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist with the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford Health Care. She is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Mekonnen diagnoses and treats a wide range of eye conditions, including cataracts, corneal and external eye diseases. She creates an individual, comprehensive care plan for each of her patients.

Dr. Mekonnen’s clinical research interests include exploring the most effective medical and surgical therapies for patients with corneal and external eye diseases. She has researched and published on outcomes of macular edema, described a novel surgical technique for severe ocular surface disease and described a possible new ophthalmic manifestation of a rare congenital disorder called Cobb syndrome.

Dr. Mekonnen has published work in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Cornea: The Journal of Cornea and External Disease, and the Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection. She has presented to her peers at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Summer Symposium, and the Annual GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Conference.

Dr. Mekonnen is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Clinical Focus

  • Cornea and External Diseases Specialist

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Ophthalmology Fellowships (2021) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (2021)
  • Medical Education: Yale School Of Medicine (2016) CT
  • Residency: UCSF Ophthalmology Residency (2020) CA
  • Internship: UCSF General Surgery Residency (2017) CA