Samuel Gelbart, MD | Barry Kerman, MD | Sasha Penn, MD
Dr. Samuel Gelbart
Dr. Gelbart is a board certified eye physician and surgeon who has been practicing in San Francisco for more than 20 years. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by a year of fellowship at the Smith Kettlewell Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the San Francisco Medical Society and the California Medical Association.
Dr. Gelbart serves as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is involved in the residency teaching program. He has served as Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also past chairman for the department of Ophthalmology at St. Mary's Medical Center where he remains a senior staff consultant.
Dr. Gelbart is an eye doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of anterior and
posterior segment eye disorders. He has particular expertise in laser vision
correction (LVC), stitchless cataract surgery, and combined cataract and
Dr. Barry Kerman
Dr. Kerman is a board certified ophthalmologist who received his ophthalmology training at the Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA. He completed university fellowships in retinal disease and ophthalmic ultrasound at UCLA, Columbia University and the University of Iowa.
Dr. Kerman has been a faculty member at the Jules Stein Eye Institute for 20 years, and in 1995, he was appointed Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. He is past Chief of Ophthalmology at Century City Hospital and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Prominent medical journals such as Ophthalmology and The American Journal of Ophthalmology routinely ask Dr. Kerman to review articles by other authors for possible publication.
Dr. Kerman was one of the first surgeons in the United States to perform
lamellar refractive surgery such as LASIK. He is an expert in all aspects of
laser eye surgery including LASIK, retinal laser surgery for diabetic
retinopathy, macular degeneration, and prevention of retinal detachment.
Dr. Kerman performs "clear-cornea" cataract surgery, enhancing patient
comfort and speeding visual recovery.
Dr. Sasha Penn
Dr. Penn is a therapeutically certified optometrist, trained to diagnose, treat and manage ocular diseases in adults and children. He obtained his optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Miami and underwent a one year residency program in Ocular Pathology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Penn also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry.
Prior to joining Eyecare Associates, Dr. Penn was in private practice in Oakland, CA focusing on comprehensive eye care, specialty contact lenses and pediatric eye exams. He has lectured to fellow optometrists at educational meetings, focusing on disease prevention. Dr. Penn also has considerable experience with refractive surgery procedures, having co-managed LASIK and PRK patients for over ten years. His expertise in specialty contact lens fittings includes multi-focal, rigid gas permeable (hard), and Keratoconus lens designs.
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