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  • Eubee Baughn Koo

    Eubee Baughn Koo

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

    BioDr. Koo is a board-certified ophthalmologist with the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford Health Care and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology.

    Dr. Koo diagnoses and treats a wide range of eye conditions, such as blepharitis, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, farsightedness, cataracts, and glaucoma. She performs a range of surgical procedures, including cataract surgery, chalazia excisions, and laser glaucoma surgery. Dr. Koo creates a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan for each of her patients.

    In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Koo is involved in the education and oversight of medical students, interns, and Ophthalmology residents spanning all settings from the classroom to the clinic, operating room, and the hospital.

    Dr. Koo researches best practices in ophthalmologic care. Her research has included case studies to evaluate treatments in adults and children.

    Dr. Koo’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Retina and the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She has been invited to moderate and present at regional, national, and international meetings, including the World Ophthalmology Congress.

  • Euna Koo, MD

    Euna Koo, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
    Clinical Assistant Professor (By courtesy), Pediatrics

    BioDr. Koo is an ophthalmologist specializing in pediatric ophthalmology, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and adult strabismus. She received her ophthalmology training at UC San Francisco and then her fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Boston Children's Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 2016. Her practice reflects her clinical interests in pediatric ophthalmology (strabismus, amblyopia, pediatric cataracts, and ROP) and in adult strabismus.

    She utilizes Botox in management of adult and pediatric strabismus. She also uses hidden adjustable sutures in children and adults to optimize alignment of eyes with surgery. Muscles can be adjusted up to 7-10 days after surgery.
    She also has an interest in teaching medical students and residents and improving surgical training.

  • Edward Korot

    Edward Korot

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology

    BioI’m a vitreoretinal surgeon guided by the goal of maximally scaling improvements in patients’ lives through technology.

    My work involves medical AI validation, guideline development, safety, quantifying model uncertainty, AI-driven pharmaceutical trial recruitment, partner management, and UX research.

    Currently, I’m an adjunct faculty at Stanford, and practicing in Michigan. When not working, you can find me doing yoga, practicing drone photography and playing tennis.

  • Andrea Lora Kossler, MD, FACS

    Andrea Lora Kossler, MD, FACS

    Assoc Professor of Ophthalmology
    On Partial Leave from 12/20/2023 To 03/20/2024

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThyroid Eye Disease
    Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland
    Lacrimal Gland Stimulation for the Treatment of Dry Eyes
    Neurostimulation
    Orbital Tumors
    Floppy Eyelid Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Scott R. Lambert, MD

    Scott R. Lambert, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research has focused on improving the visual outcomes of children with congenital cataracts. I organized a randomized clinical trial, the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study to compare the visual outcomes of infants optically corrected with a contact lens vs. an intraocular lens after unilateral cataract surgery. A second area of research has been ocular growth after cataract surgery.

  • Wen-Shin Lee, MD

    Wen-Shin Lee, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

    BioDr. Wen-Shin Lee, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Clinic Chief and Medical Director of the Byers Eye Institute Tri-Valley.

    Dr. Lee is a fellowship trained, board certified ophthalmologist with expertise in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, cataracts, and anterior segment disease. Working with patients to provide individually tailored treatment plans, he incorporates the full spectrum of conventional and minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. He also performs complex and refractive cataract surgery utilizing advanced technology intraocular lenses. His goal is to provide the highest level of care to each patient with evidence-based medicine and cutting-edge technology.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lee is actively involved in clinical research and education at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a principal investigator and co-investigator on multiple clinical trials and research studies with a focus on glaucoma. He is the resident glaucoma rotation director for the Stanford ophthalmology residency and co-director of the Bay Area Ophthalmology Course. He has developed and leads microsurgical training programs for medical students, residents, and fellows at Stanford. In addition, he serves on the Education Committee and Clinical Competency Committee for the Stanford Department of Ophthalmology.

    Dr. Lee was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in molecular and cell biology. He then received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, followed by his ophthalmology residency at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and glaucoma fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. Upon completion of his training he joined the clinical faculty at Stanford.

    Dr. Lee serves as the Clinic Chief and Medical Director of the Byers Eye Institute Tri-Valley, where his goal is to deliver world class eye care to the Tri-Valley region and beyond.

  • Theodore Leng, MD, FACS

    Theodore Leng, MD, FACS

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and, by courtesy, of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult MSD)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Leng was the first surgeon in California to perform a subretinal transplant of adult neural stem cells into patients with macular degeneration and is actively researching cellular, biologic and laser-based therapies for macular degeneration. He also has an active program in imaging informatics and deep learning to perform big data analyses of retinal scans to identify patients who are at risk for retinal disease deterioration. The end goal is earlier detection and rapid treatment to maximize visual outcomes.

    Dr. Leng is considered a leading expert on optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT-based angiography (OCTA), a non-invasive and non-contact imaging technique for the retina. He is also considered a key opinion leader in artificial intelligence and data science.

  • Y. Joyce Liao, MD, PhD

    Y. Joyce Liao, MD, PhD

    Stanford Medicine Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Neurology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIschemic optic neuropathy
    Stem cell transplantation
    Optic neuropathy
    Optic neuritis
    Eye movement disorders
    Reading
    Parkinson's disease
    Multiple sclerosis

  • Charles C. Lin, MD

    Charles C. Lin, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Lin conducts clinical trials focused on cornea transplantation, corneal edema, and cornea infections at Stanford. His research interests include improving the success and safety of cutting edge surgeries such as ultra-thin DSAEK, DMEK, DALK, and DSO. He is actively researching surgical therapies for corneal edema and Fuchs' Dystrophy. He is among a handful of cornea specialists nationwide with extensive experience using intraoperative OCT imaging to perform cornea transplants.

  • Wendy Liu, MD, PhD

    Wendy Liu, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Liu's research interests include the role of mechanosensation in the eye as it relates to the pathophysiology of glaucoma, with the goal of finding new druggable targets in glaucoma treatment.

  • Cassie Ann Ludwig, MD, MS (she/her/hers)

    Cassie Ann Ludwig, MD, MS (she/her/hers)

    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Research/Clinical Trials)
    Masters Student in Biomedical Data Science, admitted Autumn 2023

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research at present focuses on better understanding high and pathologic myopia and their retina sequelae (retinal detachments, myopic traction maculopathy, myopic macular degeneration) through informatics and data-driven research. My goal is to make discoveries within the field of Ophthalmology that will impact the rest of medicine, taking advantage of our ready access to the only visible portion of the central nervous system.

  • Vinit B. Mahajan, MD, PhD

    Vinit B. Mahajan, MD, PhD

    Professor of Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur focus is the development of personalized medicine for eye diseases through translation of our discoveries in proteomics, genomics, and phenomics in humans, mice and tissue culture models.

  • Edward Manche, MD

    Edward Manche, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology

    BioEdward E. Manche, MD is Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey where he served as Chief Resident. He completed a two-year fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.

    Dr. Manche is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received its Achievement Award in 2003 and its Senior Achievement Award in 2014. He was elected to active membership in the American Ophthalmological Society in 2011, and is recognized in Best Doctors in America and Guide to America's Top Physicians. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Ophthalmology, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and Journal of Refractive Surgery.

    He lectures widely on topics in cornea and refractive surgery and has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and 30 book chapters.

  • Michael Marmor, MD

    Michael Marmor, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch concerns diseases of retinal function, techniques of clinical electrophysiology, and experimental studies on retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) function including fluid transport and retinal adhesiveness. Other studies consider aspects of vision and art, and ophthalmic history.
    Published over 300 journal articles, chapters, books (only selected articles listed).

  • Bethlehem Mekonnen, MD

    Bethlehem Mekonnen, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

    BioDr. 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.

  • Artis A. Montague, MD, PhD

    Artis A. Montague, MD, PhD

    Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMulticenter Catalys Consortium Trial - To compare femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery with conventional cataract surgery

  • Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD

    Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Moshfeghi leads the Stanford University Network for Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (SUNDROP network) and the Pediatrix-Stanford collaboration TeleROP. Between these 2 screening programs, nearly 2% of United States neonatal intensive care units are being provided telemedicine screening services through Stanford University.

  • Heather E. Moss, MD, PhD

    Heather E. Moss, MD, PhD

    Professor of Ophthalmology and of Neurology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am a clinician scientist with a background in engineering, epidemiology and neuro-ophthalmology. In my research, I combine tools from these disciplines with the goal of understanding and preventing vision loss from optic nerve diseases. My focus is on papilledema, the swelling of the optic nerve head due to elevation in intracranial pressure, which we are characterizing using electrophysiological and imaging techniques. Other areas of interest are peri-operative vision loss and optic neuritis.

  • Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS

    Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS

    Professor of Ophthalmology and, by courtesy, of Radiation Oncology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr Mruthyunjaya has maintained a broad research interest with publications in both ocular oncology and retinal diseases.
    His focus is on multi-modal imaging of ocular tumors and understanding imaging clues that may predict vision loss after ocular radiation therapy. He coordinates multi-center research on the role of genetic testing and outcomes of treatments of ocular melanoma.
    In the field of retinal diseases, his interests are in intra-operative imaging to enhance surgical accuracy.

  • David Myung, MD, PhD

    David Myung, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNovel biomaterials to reconstruct the wounded cornea
    Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for corneal and ocular surface regeneration
    Engineered biomolecule therapies for promote corneal wound healing

    Telemedicine in ophthalmology

  • Ramsudha Narala

    Ramsudha Narala

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

    BioDr. Ramsudha Narala is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in vitreoretinal surgery and ocular oncology. Dr. Narala grew up in Fresno, California and following high school, she attended the 8 year combined undergraduate-medical school program at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri.

    After medical school, she completed her ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, MI, where she received the best resident teacher award and highest resident ophthalmic knowledge assessment program exam score award. She then joined the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California for a 2 year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship where she was elected chief vitreoretinal surgery fellow. Following completion of vitreoretinal surgery fellowship, she pursued an advanced training fellowship in ocular oncology at Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University.

    Dr. Narala has authored many peer-reviewed scientific publications and textbook chapters on vitreoretinal diseases and ocular oncology. She is also dedicated to education and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

    Dr. Narala's clinical practice is mainly based at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

  • Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc

    Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc

    Professor of Ophthalmology and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics and of Medicine (Immunology & Rheumatology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe have focused our research on the development of novel therapies and innovative assessment and diagnostic imaging technologies for retinal vascular and ocular inflammatory disorders, specifically diabetic retinopathy (DR), age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and uveitis. Building on our initial work describing the role of hypoxia and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME), We have become interested in the biochemical mechanisms that would presumably lead to DME. During the past decade, our research has contributed to the body of evidences that defines the important role of anti-VEGF therapies in DME and AMD, as well as the role of the mTOR pathway and various interleukins in the pathogenesis of uveitis.

    We have launched a productive and well-funded clinical research program while at the same time providing clinical care to patients with uveitis and retinal vascular diseases and fulfilling significant teaching and administrative assignments. We have established a number of key collaborators both within and outside the institutions. In addition, we have also established Center in Baltimore and now in Silicon Valley, which has excelled in conducting proof-of concept, early-phase multi-center clinical trials and studies, exploring the clinical disease manifestations and the efficacy of various pharmacologic agents in retinal, uveitic, and ocular inflammatory disorders.

  • Daniel Palanker, PhD

    Daniel Palanker, PhD

    Professor of Ophthalmology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInteractions of electric field and light with biological cells and tissues and their applications to imaging, diagnostics, therapeutics and prosthetics, primarily in ophthalmology.
    Specific fields of interest:
    Electronic retinal prosthesis;
    Electronic enhancement of tear secretion;
    Electronic control of blood vessels;
    Non-damaging retinal laser therapy;
    Ultrafast laser surgery;
    Interferometric imaging of neural signals;
    Cell transplantation and retinal plasticity.

  • Carolyn K. Pan, MD

    Carolyn K. Pan, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

    BioDr. Pan is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained vitreoretinal surgeon. She focuses on retinal vascular diseases, macular degeneration, and surgical repair of retinal detachments, macular pathology, and complications from cataract surgery. She has co-authored peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from optical coherence tomography imaging to embryonic stem cells for macular degeneration.

    In addition to her clinical practice, she is dedicated to the education and training of medical students, residents, and fellows. As recognition of her efforts, she received the Faculty Teaching Award in 2016 from the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University, was the Associate Residency Program Director from 2020 to 2023, and currently serves as the Residency Program Director. Her educational efforts also extend beyond the department - since 2016, she has served on the annual meeting planning committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is currently Associate Secretary of the Annual Meeting and Chair of the Special Projects Committee.

    Dr. Pan's clinical practice is mainly based at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Stanford's affiliate county hospital, where she is chief of the retina service.

  • Suzann Pershing, MD

    Suzann Pershing, MD

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

    BioDr. Pershing is on the ophthalmology faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine, with an academic career blending clinical practice, teaching, research, and administration. She serves as Chief of Ophthalmology and Eye Care Services for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and as Vice Chair for Education in the Stanford Department of Ophthalmology, after five years as Program Director for the ophthalmology residency.

    As an educator she seeks to bring a "precision" approach to graduate medical education, incorporating innovation and research rigor. She is committed to program diversity and inclusion and excited to innovate and implement novel approaches to ophthalmology education. Specific areas of interest include competency-based education, career pathways and career development, and leadership development, with programmatic initiatives such as Stanford Ophthalmology's 4-year research track residency program (SOAR), opportunities for resident elective scholarly activity, and efforts to develop a valuable internship program for incoming ophthalmology residents at Stanford. Dr. Pershing's active research includes efforts to enhance diversity in residency selection, using AI semi-supervised models to augment the application review process, and predictive modeling to optimize cataract surgery case selection and scheduling.

    Her broader research interests focus on utilization of big data, biomedical informatics techniques, and evidence-based medicine to study clinical associations and outcomes, health care utilization, disease progression, and cost-effectiveness of ophthalmic treatment, as well as a special interest in the relationship between visual impairment and cognitive impairment. Dr. Pershing is active in big data initiatives and analysis, including collaborative projects at Stanford and serving as site PI for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) IRIS Registry analytic group at Stanford. She also serves on the American Board of Medical Specialties Database and Information Technology Advisory Committee (DITAC), the AAO Medical Information Technology Committee, and AAO Committee on Aging. Through this and her other work, she is engaged in efforts to use diverse data sources to facilitate improved quality of care, continuing certification, and practice and outcomes assessments. Dr. Pershing is also involved in health policy, including helping to develop CMS episode-based cost measures for MIPS, and she is interested in health care innovation—technology, quality, and delivery systems.

    Dr. Pershing also serves as faculty advisor for the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society Stanford association, with focus on resident initiatives, and mentors both medical students and undergraduate students.

  • Ehsan Rahimy

    Ehsan Rahimy

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

    BioDr. Ehsan Rahimy specializes in the medical and surgical management of diseases affecting the retina, with a clinical expertise in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular hole, macular pucker/epiretinal membranes, and uveitis.

    Dr. Rahimy has authored well over 100 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, as well as other non-peer reviewed literature. He presents regularly at national and international ophthalmic meetings, having contributed over 200 conference abstracts.

    He is passionate about the interplay between technology and medicine, and how ongoing advancements will transform healthcare delivery in the near future. Dr. Rahimy is frequently consulted for collaborative research endeavors and advises on numerous early stage companies involved in ophthalmology, telemedicine, A.I., and other medtech innovation.

    Dr. Rahimy graduated with highest distinction from the University of Michigan, followed by receiving his medical degree, with high honors, at Baylor College of Medicine. During this time, he was one of a select few junior inductees into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society. He went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, recognized as one of the premier residency programs in the country, where he received the Pepose-Saltzman Young Investigator Research Award, Henry & Lilian Nesburn Research Award, and the Devgan Outstanding Surgical Resident Award. Afterwards, he pursued subspecialty training in vitreoretinal surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, considered the preeminent retinal fellowship program in the country, under the guidance and mentorship of many of the field's leaders. While there, he was awarded a Heed Fellowship, the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Award, and the William B. Tasman Outstanding Fellow Award.

  • Tawna L. Roberts, OD, PhD

    Tawna L. Roberts, OD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology (Pediatric) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research efforts are funded by grants from the National Eye Institute, Department of Defense, and various foundations to study vision development in infants and young children as well as binocular vision disorders in adolescents and adults with concussions. Our focus is to identify underlying mechanisms that will inform clinical treatment approaches and ultimately leading to the prevention of strabismus, amblyopia, and binocular vision disorders.

  • Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer

    Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

    BioJennifer Rose-Nussbaumer is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained cornea specialist at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University. Her clinical practice focuses on corneal transplant, complex cataract surgery and treatment of infectious keratitis. After completing her fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of California, San Francisco, she stayed on faculty and remained there until she transitioned to Stanford in 2021. She continues to collaborate closely with the FI Proctor Foundation as an Associate Proctor Researcher.

    In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Rose-Nussbaumer is an NIH-funded researcher who focuses on randomized clinical trials in ophthalmology. She is the PI on a UG1 grant, Descemet Endothelial Thickness Comparison Trial (DETECT), a randomized clinical trial comparing UT-DSAEK to DMEK and ripasudil versus placebo in patients with endothelial disease such as Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy. She is also the PI on a UG1 grant, the Steroids and Cross-linking for Ulcer Treatment Trial (SCUT II), a randomized clinical trial in collaboration with Aravind Eye hospital in India and the University of Sao Paulo looking at the benefit of adjunctive topical steroids, corneal crosslinking or rose bengal photodynamic therapy in the treatment of infectious ulcers.

    As a native of Northern California, she loves spending time with her family and Bernese Mountain Dog, Kenji, exploring California's natural beauty through hiking and camping.

  • Daniel Rubin

    Daniel Rubin

    Professor of Biomedical Data Science, of Radiology (Integrative Biomedical Imaging Informatics at Stanford), of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research) and, by courtesy, of Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interest is imaging informatics--ways computers can work with images to leverage their rich information content and to help physicians use images to guide personalized care. Work in our lab thus lies at the intersection of biomedical informatics and imaging science.

  • Steven Sanislo, MD

    Steven Sanislo, MD

    Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology

    BioDr Sanislo has over 20 years of experience in clinical and surgical practice in retinal and vitreoretinal diseases. He is the senior vitreoretinal surgeon at Stanford and maintains a large clinical practice as well as teaching ophthalmology residents and retina fellows. He also participates in clincal reasearch for varying retinal conditions. Dr. Sanislo recieved ophthalmology training as a resident here at Stanford, and recieved vitreoretinal training as a fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

    Research interests include treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases.

    Dr. Sanislo has extensive clinical and surgical experience in the following diseases:
    - Age-related macular degeneration
    - Posterior uveitis / infectious and inflammatory disease of the posterior segment
    - Diabetic retinopathy
    - Myopic degeneration / pathologic myopia
    - Macular pucker / epiretinal membranes
    - Macular hole
    - Repair of simple and complex retinal detachments
    - Macular edema
    - Retinal vascular occlusion

  • Yasir Sepah

    Yasir Sepah

    Assistant Professor (Research) of Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsYasir's primary focus is on early identification of ocular diseases and objective assessment of response to therapy via biomarker (imaging and molecular) discovery and endpoints development for clinical trials. His lab is also developing and implementing protocols and methods to make decentralized clinical trials in ophthalmology viable.

    Yasir is also engaged in developing low-tech, low cost and less intelligent solutions in order to improve patient's access to care.

  • Ann Shue, MD

    Ann Shue, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
    Clinical Assistant Professor (By courtesy), Pediatrics

    Bio**Dr. Shue is taking new patients for glaucoma, cataracts, and adult strabismus.**

    Ann Shue, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she specializes in glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, and adult strabismus, a unique combination of subspecializations practiced by few surgeons worldwide. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist who completed fellowships in glaucoma at Yale University and pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Duke University. She practices at the Stanford Byers Eye Institute and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

    Dr. Shue loves seeing patients of all ages with eye problems big or small, including glaucoma due to any reason, glaucoma suspicion, family history of glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus (eye misalignment) or double vision from any cause, including after eye surgeries. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Pittsburgh and an internal medicine internship at UCSF Fresno. She holds a medical degree from University of California, Irvine and an undergraduate degree in biology from Yale University.

    Dr. Shue is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the UK Paediatric Glaucoma Society. She is active in presenting at regional and national conferences. She is the author of several journal articles and recently wrote two textbook chapters on pediatric glaucoma and pediatric glaucoma surgery.

  • Ruwan Silva, MD, MPhil

    Ruwan Silva, MD, MPhil

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

    BioProfessor Ruwan Amila Silva, MD, MPhil is board certified and fellowship trained vitreoretinal surgeon in the department of ophthalmology at Stanford University Medical Center. He received his BA in Neurobiology from Harvard University graduating Magna cum laude with Highest Honors. He then received his Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) in Neurobiology from Cambridge University in England. Following this, he received his medical degree from Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Silva completed his ophthalmology residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the top rated eye hospital in the country. While there he was awarded the Heed Fellowship, the most prestigious national award for ophthalmology residents in the country. Dr. Silva returned to Stanford University to complete his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship where he was awarded the Ronald G. Michels Foundation Award, the nation’s highest honor for a retina surgery fellow. During his fellowship at Stanford he was also awarded the prestigious Evangelos S. Gragoudas Award by the Macula Society. Following fellowship, Dr. Silva remained at Stanford University's School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Vitreoretinal Surgery in the Department of Ophthalmology. Since 2015, he has been named one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumers’ Research Council of America. He was also selected as a "Top Ophthalmologist" by the International Association of Ophthalmologists.

    Dr. Silva's clinical practice focuses mainly on macular degeneration and retinal vascular disease (such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions and central serous retinopathy). Surgically, he specializes in diseases of the vitreous and retina: including repair of retinal detachments, surgery for the macula (such as treatment of epiretinal membranes and macular holes) and correction of dislocated intraocular lenses. His research interests mainly involve developing novel therapies for these diseases (http://med.stanford.edu/artificial-retina.html) and have resulted in over 50 combined peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, book chapters and national meeting presentations.

    Dr. Silva is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, as well as the American Society of Retina Specialists. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.