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 Expert  727289

Expert in Refractive Eye Surgery, Including LASIK, PRK, Phakic IOLs, Intacs, LASEK, epi-LASIK

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a board certified ophthalmologist, whose practice has been limited to refractive surgery since 1993. He has performed over 40,000 refractive surgical procedures, including over 6,000 radial keratotomy (RK) surgeries, 10,000 photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgeries, and over 30,000 LASIK surgeries. He was the first surgeon in Northern California to offer the Visx excimer laser, in March of 1996. He was the first surgeon to perform a wavefront guided LASIK surgery in Northern California, in 2002, and was the second in Northern California to perform blade-free LASIK. He trained at Yale University as an undergraduate, and did his medical training at the UCLA School of Medicine, and his ophthalmology residency at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute. He has been performing phakic IOL surgery with the Verisyse implant since 2005, and currently offers the Visian ICL as a phakic IOL. He's been using Intacs corneal implants for keratoconus and ectasia since 2005. Expert has vast experience using the following excimer laser platforms: Visx Star, Alcon LADARVision, Nidek EC-5000, Bausch & Lomb 217z, and Allegretto Eye-Q Wavelight. He has experience with most microkeratomes, including the Chiron ACS, Summit, Amadeus, Nidek, and B&L, as well as with the IntraLase femtosecond laser keratome. He has served as an expert witness for numerous refractive surgery malpractice cases, both on the plaintiffs' side as well as the defense. He has been a clinical investigator in numerous FDA studies related to various excimer lasers in the 1990s. Expert has been the team ophthalmologist for the Oakland Raiders since 1999, and over the past several years has served on and off as the team LASIK surgeon for the Oakland A's, the San Jose Sharks, the San Jose Sabercats, the LA Dodgers, the LA Galaxy, the LA Kings and the San Diego Padres.

astigmatic keratotomy






excimer laser




eye care




laser corneal surgery


laser in-situ keratomileusis


laser ophthalmology






photorefractive keratectomy




radial keratotomy


refractive eye surgery


visual wellness

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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
1988   MD   Medicine   UCLA School of Medicine   Alpha Omega Alpha
1984   BS   Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry   Yale University   Summa cum laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to 2009


Laser Eye Center of Silicon Valley




He has owned his own practice since 1992, and has developed an outstanding reputation both locally and nationally in the field of refractive surgery.

Publications and Patents Summary

Holds one patent, Method and Apparatus for Testing Visual Acuity

Consulting Services:
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:
Expert witness on both sides, plaintiff and defense, for numerous refractive surgery cases. Has reviewed records, given depositions, and performed IMEs. Have NOT been to trial on any case, but am certainly willing and capable.
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.


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