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Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Ophthalmology, Eye injuries, Eye surgery, Surgical complications, Decreased Vision, Medical Malpractice, Neuro-ophthalmology, Industrial medicine, Disability, Glaucoma, Cataract, Laser, Retina, Visual assessment, Ophthalmology, Board Certified, Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmologist, Medical Records Review, General Ophthalmology, Lasik, Cataract, Glaucoma, Ocular Plastics, Lens Implant, Independent Medical Examination, IME, Worker’s Compensation, Eye Disease, Eye Trauma, Oculoplastics, Eyelid Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, Iritis, Uveitis, , Retinal Disease, Cornea, Corneal Disease, Eye Examination, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma Specialist, Fellowship Trained

Positions

Walnut Creek, CA
2019-present
President-Walnut Creek Eye Care

Bliss Eye Associates
Sacramento, CA 2018-2019
Refractive Cataract/Glaucoma Surgeon:
Procedures performed: cataract surgery with premium lenses, LENSX and Catalys laser cataract surgery, manual LRIs, pterygium, chalazion, blepharoplasty, trabeculectomy, EX-PRESS Shunt, Ahmed valve, Baerveldt tube, Ab Interno Canaloplasty (ABiC by Ellex), Omni viscodilation and goniotomy, Kahook Dual Blade, iStent and iStent inject, Trabectome, Xen implant, intravitreal injections, LASIK, PRK, globe repair.
Laser procedures: Yag Capsultomy, Yag/Argon laser Iridotomy, transcleral diode cyclophotocoagulation (CPC), argon laser suture lysis, selective laser trabeculpasty (SLT), pan-retinal-photocoagulation (PRP), focal laser.

Education

AMERICAN BOARD OF OPHTHALMOLOGY CERTIFICATION:
2018

CASE WESTERN
Cleveland, OH
2017-2018
Glaucoma Fellowship with Douglas Rhee, MD

NASSAU UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
East Meadow, NY
2014-2017
Ophthalmology Resident

ST. MARY’S MEDICAL CENTER San Francisco, CA
2013-2014
Medical Intern

ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Albany, NY
Doctor of Medicine
2009-2013

ACCELERATED PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST PROGRAM
Albany, NY
One of fourteen students admitted to the Accelerated Physician Scientist Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); one of 11 to complete the program. The program consists of three years at RPI followed by four years of medical school at Albany Medical College. This program has an emphasis on translational research. 2006-2013

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Troy, NY
2006-2010
Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude in Biology

Honors

Top Doctor 2020
2020

OPHTHALMOLOGY RESIDENCY:

Highest OKAP score among all residents
2017
Highest OKAP score among all residents
2016
Chief Resident July 1, 2016. The most qualified second year
resident is given this appointment.

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude
2010
GPA in the sciences and math: 3.8/4.0

Dean’s Honor List All Semesters
2006-2010

C. Sheldon Roberts Prize
2007-2009

Physics TA: I was appointed a physics teaching assistant and encouraged to stay at RPI and earn a PhD in 3 years. 2009

RPI University Level Chemistry and Calculus Tutor
2007-2008

Research Experience

THE NEURAL STEM CELL INSTITUTE,
Albany, NY
Laboratory of Dr. Sally Temple, Director. (Dr. Temple is a MacArthur Fellowship awardee).
Cell Biology and Tissue Culture of Human Retinal Pigment Epithelium.
Project: The Role of Cell Stress on the Retinal Pigment Epithelium in Age Related Macular Degeneration. Laboratory skills performed included: quantitative PCR, western blotting, ELISA, human cell culture.
Spring 2009
Summer 2009
Summer 2010

THE BUCK INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON AGING,
Novato, CA
Project: Elucidating a Relationship between Manganese Superoxide Dismutase (SOD2) and P53 on Cancer Development and Chromosomal Instability in a Murine Model. Laboratory skills performed included: extensive repetitive karyotyping, chromosomal analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).
Summer 2005

EXPERIENCE IN RESEARCH PROTOCOLS AND TECHNIQUES:

Tissue Culture of Human Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Stem Cell Culture
Quantitative PCR
mRNA Isolation and Conversion to cDNA
Southern Blotting
Western Blotting
FISH
ELISA
Karyotyping

Publications and Presentations
Available on full CV

State Medical Licenses

California
Ohio

Associations:

American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)
American Glaucoma Society (AGS)

Personal Interests

Auto Mechanics:
I enjoy the problem solving inherent in car repair.

Tennis: I played varsity tennis in high school for four years.

Golf

Skiing: I was a member of the ski club at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Licensed Amateur Radio Station: I am a licensed amateur radio operator.

Computer Repair: I have been involved in computer repair of software and hardware since middle school.

Violin: I studied violin for nine years and played in the school orchestra.
Winner of Tamalpais Music Scholarship 2006
Winner of Francis E. Kurland Marin Music Council Scholarship 2003

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