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Deborah Alcorn, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGene linkage - tuberous sclerosis; stabismus and, molteno implants; congenital stationary night blindness
Tayyeba K. Ali, MD
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
BioTayyeba K. Ali, MD, a Board Certified ophthalmologist, specializes in complex corneal disease and uveitis. She sees patients at Palo Alto Medical Foundation / Sutter Health in Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Ali also works as a medical specialist on contract for Google.
Prior to completing two fellowships in cornea, external disease, refractive surgery and uveitis at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, ranked #1 eye hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Dr. Ali finished her ophthalmology residency at the Jones Eye Institute / UAMS. She earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed her undergraduate training in English literature and creative writing from Agnes Scott College.
Dr. Ali has received many academic and teaching awards including the Bascom Palmer Fellow of the Year Award and the Jone’s Eye Dean’s Faculty Award. She has delivered dozens of lectures on the national and international level and published numerous meeting abstracts and peer-reviewed journal articles.
As a second generation American, Tayyeba finds herself dwelling on migrant and refugee stories, their need for ethnic and religious identity, and the repercussions of these journeys. She is keenly interested in international medicine, resident education, health technology and taking a closer look at the moral crossroads we face in healthcare. She is the Associated Director for Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford as well as the Senior Fiction Editor for the medical literary magazine, The Pegasus Review; she has a particular affinity for colons (grammatically, not anatomically, speaking) and semicolons.
Jill Beyer, OD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
BioJill Beyer, OD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Beyer graduated from Southern California College of Optometry, earning her Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction. She completed her residency at New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Oregon State University.
Jill’s residency education included time spent at the Boston Foundation for Sight, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Cornea Consultants & Boston Laser Center, and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.
After residency training, Jill continued on as a clinical preceptor at the New England College of Optometry while working in private practice in Boston. She then transitioned to full time academic work at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary becoming the Director of the Contact Lens Department and an Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.
Gala Beykin, MD
Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology
BioDr. Beykin is a board-certified ophthalmologist at the Glaucoma Clinic in the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford Health Care. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Beykin completed a clinical research fellowship in glaucoma at Stanford University School of Medicine. She specializes in caring for patients with all types of ophthalmic conditions, including glaucoma and cataract.
Her research efforts include numerous clinical trials investigating new therapies for eye conditions. Dr. Beykin has participated in multiple studies evaluating drugs targeting retinal disease such as AMD and diabetes-related vision loss, as well as ongoing clinical trials assessing new treatment strategies for neuroprotection, neuroregeneration and neuroenhancement in glaucoma. These include implants that could potentially stop or slow the progression of and help improve vision.
Dr. Beykin has published her work in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the British Journal of Ophthalmology and Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. She has presented her work at national and international meetings, including those for the International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
She is a member of the Israeli Ophthalmology Society, the Israeli Society for Eye and Vision Research, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD, MMS
H. J. Smead Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical Interest and Research
My primary areas of interest are in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of vitreal retinal diseases. These principally include age-related macular degeneration and other diseases of the macula, and tractional syndromes, diabetic retinopathy, and complex forms of retinal detachment. I have been interested in the development of novel technology to diagnose and treat these diseases, including new forms of imaging, laser delivery systems, other microsurgical tools, and new drugs and drug delivery systems that inhibit new blood vessel growth, scarring and intraocular inflammation. I have been actively involved in translational research in the laboratory as well as technology transfer associated with that research for a variety of new therapies that have received FDA clearance and been introduced into clinical practice over the past 30 years.
Administrative and Community Service
I have served on the Board of Directors of a variety of voluntary education and service organizations, including the Corporation of Brown University, multiple scientific advisory boards and various philanthropic and research organizations.