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 Expert  726698

Expert in Ophthalmology: Glaucoma, Cataract

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert is a clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma. Expert also serves as Director of Glaucoma Services at the East Bay Eye Center in San Ramon, California. Expert received his medical degree with honors from the University of California, San Diego then completed an internship in internal medicine at a Stanford affiliate hospital, before returning to UCSD for his residency in Ophthalmology, serving as chief resident in 1992-93. Expert continued his post-residency training and specialization at Baylor Medical Center, where he completed a clinical fellowship in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma with Dr. Ron Gross.

Expert is on the scientific review board for Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology. Expert has over 100 journal articles, abstracts, posters and book chapters to his credit and has participated in numerous FDA III and IV clinical trials. He has given over 500 invited presentations worldwide, including several addresses to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and has received the Lange Medical Research Award, several University teaching awards and letters of accommodation from many Eye Societies, including Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong.

Expert has served numerous times for expert testimony in glaucoma, cataract and refractive surgical areas, and has been a paid consultant in pharmaceutical, medical device, and LASIK business ventures.

Expert is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Glaucoma Society.




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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1994   Post-doctorate Clinical Fellowship   Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma   Baylor College of Medicine - Cullen Eye Center  
1993   Residency   Ophthalmology   University of California, San Diego   Department Chief Resident
1989   MD   Medicine   University of California, San Diego   Honors Medicine; Neurology
1985   BA   Behavioral Biology   Pomona College   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to




Glaucoma Services


Medical and Surgical Director


Director Glaucoma Services, medical and surgical director for multi-physician, multi-specialty Ophthalmology practice.

1995 to






Assissant Clinical Professor


Career Accomplishments:

American Academy of Ophthalmology American Glaucoma Society West Coast Glaucoma Society Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons California Ophthalmology Association Contra Costa/Alameda Medical Association East Bay Ophthalmologic Society


Diplomate American Board of Ophthalmology

Diplomate National Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Appointments

Assistant Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology; Director Glaucoma Services, Expert's Firm; Medical/Surgical Director, Refractive Surgery Center; Advisory Panel, University of California, Berkeley Clinical Research Center; Director/Chairman, Pacific Ocular Disease Symposium; International Speakers Bureau, Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Alcon Pharmaceuticals, Ista Pharmaceuticals; National Speakers Bureau, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Humphrey Instruments; Assistant Clinical Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Center; Assistant Surgical Director, Flying Samaritans Eye Clinic; Lecturer, Meiji College of Oriental Medicine; JCAHPO Skills Test Examiner, Cullen Eye Center


Telly Award Winner for Best Health-Related Television Programming; Editorial Science Review Board, Ophthalmology 2002, 2004, 2006-2009; Gift of Appreciation, Turkish Ophthalmology Society 2008; Moderator, Ocular Symposium, San Francisco 2005; Gift of Appreciation, Hong Kong Ophthalmology Society, Hong Kong, Taiwanese Ophthalmologic Society, Taiwan 2005; Maintenance of Certificate, American Board of Ophthalmology 2004; Diplomate National Board of Ophthalmology 2004; Gift of Appreciation, Royal College of Ophthalmic Surgeons, Thailand 2004; Certificate of Appreciation, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology 2004; Dean's Teaching Recognition, University of California 2004; National Faculty, Clinical Signs of Glaucoma, 2003; National Faculty, Three Targets for Glaucoma Therapy, 2002; Certificate of Recognition, National College of Naturopathic Medicine 2001; National Faculty, Neuroprotection: Bringing Clinical Science to Practice, 2001; Moderator Ocular Symposium 2000-2001; National Faculty, Glaucoma 2000, 2000; Outstanding Service Award East Bay Ophthalmologic Society 2000; Annenberg Center for Health Sciences Distinguished Speaker Award 2000; President East Bay Ophthalmologic Society 1999-2000; Certificate of Appreciation, Minneapolis Ophthalmology Society 1998; Vice President East Bay Ophthalmologic Society 1998-1999; Dean's Teaching Recognition, University of California, Berkeley 1997-1998; Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology 1995; Diplomate American Board of Ophthalmology 1994; Chief Resident Department of Ophthalmology; Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners; Subintern Moorfield's Eye Hospital, London England; Academic Honors Internal Medicine, Academic Honors Neurology, Lange Medical Publications Award, Cum Laude, Pomona College, Pomona College Dean's List 1981-1985; Pomona College Scholar for Academic Excellence 1981-1985; Pomona College Honors at Entrance 1981; Bank of America Achievement Award in Science and Mathematics 1981

Medical/Professional Internships

Post-graduate Internship: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center; Stanford Medical Center Affiliate Hospital in Medicine

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 27 publications and scientific abstracts; authored 2 textbook chapters; participated in 19 FDA Phase III and IV Clinical Trials; and 14 scientific poster presentations

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics  
 - Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (ARVO Abstract)  
 - Managed Care Interface  
 - American Journal of Ophthalmology  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Establishment and creation of LASIK Center in Asia
  • Consultation with start up Pharmaceutical regarding new novel glaucoma medication. Clinical data review, study design, and guidance.
  • Consultation with nutraceutical company on novel new dry eye treatment, clinical data review and guidance.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Multiple depositions, chart reviews and testimony for expert opinion on matters of glaucoma, cataract, LASIK and general Ophthlomolgy
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Ophthalmologist specializing in retinal surgery/detached retina.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2002 to 2006   Hong Kong   Expert was the medical director in charge of establishing and creating a top-tier LASIK Centre in Central Hong Kong. Duties involved clinical design, purchasing, staff training, surgical training, medical and surgical protocols, quality control and administrative.
2003 to   Southeast Asia   Expert has been a consultant, lecturer, and teacher for Ophthamology programs in Taiwan, Singapore, Malayasia, Thailand, Philipines, and Hong Kong.
2002 to   Austrailia   Expert has studied in Australia and returned on numerous occasions as a guest lecturer/instructor.
1991 to 1993   Mexico   Expert is a past clinical/surgical coordinator for the Flying Samaritans Clinic in Tecate, Mexico

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert studied Spanish for many years, and is conversant in the language.

Market Research:
Has been a paid speaker/consultant to the leading Ophthalmological Pharmaceutical Companies for 10 years, consultant for the leading Ophthalmologic Diagnositc Company and numerous start-ups in LASIK, Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, and other related tech fields.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Created the Glaucoma teaching module for the California State Optometric TPA training. Established the UCB School of Optometry third year course in Glaucoma. Lecturer at the American Association of Ophthalmology, America Association of Optometry and the America Optometric Association Meeting. Numerous national and regional meetings.

Other Skills and Services

Has given over 500 national and international lectures on eye disease, appearing on local and regional television and national radio.


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