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Natalie Anne Homer, MD
Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology
BioDr. Homer completed her ophthalmology residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School and subsequently received fellowship training in plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures of the eyelids, orbit, nasolacrimal system and face accredited by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) at TOC Eye and Face in Austin, TX. She completed an additional fellowship year in facial cosmetic surgery through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), training in procedures including rhytidectomy (facelift), platysmaplasty (necklift), forehead/brow lift, blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid lift) and autologous fat transfer. She served as an assistant profession in the UC Davis Department of Ophthalmology from 2020 – 2022.
Dr. Homer clinically provides comprehensive ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgical care to her patients. She also enjoys improving patient confidence and self-esteem through restorative cosmetic facial surgery. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Homer strives to educate and inspire young medical trainees as an assistant professor of ophthalmology.
Dr. Homer has performed research in the areas of orbital oncology, orbital and facial trauma, periorbital infections, eyelid and facial reconstruction, facial nerve palsy, pediatric orbital and adnexal disorders, nasolacrimal surgery, thyroid eye disease, cosmetic and functional surgical outcomes, wound healing, and oculoplastic fellowship education. She has presented her work at national and international conferences. In addition to her scientific work, she published 6 invited articles on topics including the women in cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology advocacy and oculoplastic fellowship training. Administratively, she serves as an Editorial Board Member for the American Journal of Ophthalmology case reports.
Yang Hu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe ultimate goal of the laboratory is to develop efficient therapeutic strategies to achieve CNS neural repair, through promoting neuroprotection, axon regeneration and functional recovery.
More specifically, we study retinal ganglion cell (RGC) and optic nerve in various optic neuropathies including traumatic, glaucomatous and inflammatory optic nerve injuries to fully understand the molecular mechanisms of CNS neurodegeneration and axon regeneration failure.
Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD
Reinhard Family Professor, Professor (Research) of Ophthalmology and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Michael S. Kapiloff is a faculty member in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and a member of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. Although Dr. Kapiloff was at one time a Board-Certified General Pediatrician, he is currently involved in full-time basic science and translational research. His laboratory studies the basic molecular mechanisms underlying the response of the retinal ganglion cell and cardiac myocyte to disease. The longstanding interest of his laboratory is the role in intracellular signal transduction of multimolecular complexes organized by scaffold proteins. Recently, his lab has also been involved in the translation of these concepts into new therapies, including the development of new AAV gene therapy biologics for the prevention and treatment of heart failure and for neuroprotection in the eye.
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For more information see Dr. Kapiloff's lab website: http://med.stanford.edu/kapilofflab.html
BioIrmak Karaca joins the Byers Eye Institute as she is the recipient of the International Council of Ophthalmology, Retina Research Foundation Helmerich One-Year Fellowships Award in 2020. She is a visiting ophthalmologist from Turkey, and currently working as a Clinical Research Fellow with Dr. Do and Dr. Nguyen in the fields of Retina and Uveitis at Stanford. Dr. Karaca also becomes a fellow of both International Council of Ophthalmology and European Board of Ophthalmology in 2018. Dr. Karaca completed her residency at Ege University, Department of Ophthalmology in 2018 and graduated from Hacettepe University, School of Medicine in 2013 in Turkey.
Dr. Karaca also participated in nationally funded research projects during her residency. Thereby, she had significant contributions on serving the latest technology and treatment modalities to her patients in Turkey, as well as carrying out many new research studies for the scientific field. Besides, she loves performing surgeries as she believes that this is an outstanding chance for her patients to restore their vision.
Khizer Khaderi MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
BioDr. Khizer Khaderi is Clinical Associate Professor at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University. Khaderi is the Director/Founder of the Stanford Human Perception Laboratory (HPL) and the Stanford Vision Performance Center (VPC), and faculty at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI.
Khaderi is a renowned Neuro-Ophthalmic surgeon, technologist and futurist. He founded Vizzario Inc, a perceptual AI company, spun out from HPL. Khaderi has extensive domain expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MxR), wearables, applied neuroscience, human factors, and human-machine interfaces/interaction. His research interests include developing personalized human intelligent systems for the metaverse based on the human brain and sensory systems, developing technologies to optimize human performance, and combining biological and computational principles to expand our capabilities in research, clinical practice, and everyday life. Dr. Khaderi's approach to advance research interests and develop practical applications for everyday use is building collaborative partnerships across academia and industry.
Dr. Khaderi’s experience across industry sectors include consumer electronics, gaming, retail, life science, sports/Esports health care, Pharma, e-commerce, to name a few. He has developed novel technologies in these areas, and generated multiple invention patents. Selected as a “40 under 40”, he contributed to President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology regarding vision technology and the aging population. He also advises multiple companies, venture firms and organizations including the Global Esports Federation, Magic Leap, Riot Games, Intel, Activision, Unity, Epic Games, Google, FB, Microsoft, Apple, NBA, Aerie Pharma, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank.
Euna Koo, MD
Clinical Assistant 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.
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
Assoc Professor of Ophthalmology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThyroid Eye Disease
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland
Lacrimal Gland Stimulation for the Treatment of Dry Eyes
Floppy Eyelid Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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
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
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
Professor of Ophthalmology and of Neurology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIschemic optic neuropathy
Stem cell transplantation
Eye movement disorders