Samuel Gelbart, MD | Kevin Tan, MD | Barry Kerman, MD
Ahgee Guo, OD | Reshma Shah, OD | Anh Tran, OD
Dr. S. Samuel Gelbart
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 modern cataract surgery and lens implant surgery, including multifocal and toric (astigmatic correcting) implants. He is also an expert with laser surgery for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and a variety of other eye diseases.
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 a board certified eye physician and surgeon who has been
practicing in San Francisco for more than 30 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 California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons.
Dr. Kevin Tan
Dr. Tan is an eye physician and surgeon who specializes in advanced technology cataract and refractive surgery, including experience with multifocal, astigmatic toric, and accommodating intraocular lens implants. He achieves precise cataract surgery refractive outcomes using the ORA® wavefront intraoperative aberrometry technology. He also has expertise in diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and oculoplastics surgery. Dr. Tan has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on his vitreoretinal research and oculoplastics interests.
Dr. Tan completed a transitional year internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and received the Intern Award for outstanding patient care. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the world renowned Shiley Eye Center at the University of California, San Diego in 2013. He received refractive surgery training at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, where he performed PRK and LASIK on Navy pilots and corpsmen. Of his many achievements, Dr. Tan was the first ophthalmology resident at UC San Diego to successfully implant the Crystalens® accommodating intraocular lens in a patient at the Veterans Hospital in La Jolla, California.
Dr. Tan graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University in New York. He received his Medical degree from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, graduating in its inaugural class in 2009. He spent a year doing research at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, where his work led to the discovery of faulty bone marrow-derived vasculogenic stem cells in the pathogenesis of retinal neovascularization in diabetic patients.Dr. Tan speaks Spanish, French, and Taiwanese fluently. He enjoys classical music, cooking, traveling, and independent film. Dr. Tan and his partner reside in downtown San Francisco.
Dr. Barry Kerman
Dr. Kerman is an expert in all aspects of 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. Kerman's current professional interests include cataract surgery, especially with an aim toward total visual rehabilitation by use of multifocal and astigmatism correcting intraocular lens implants, laser refractive surgery including LASIK, laser surgery for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and prevention of retinal detachment, and medical glaucoma management.
Dr. Kerman has been a faculty member at Jules Stein Eye Institute for over 20 years, and in 1995 he was appointment Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. He is past Chief of Ophthalmology at Century City Hospital and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has been a peer reviewer for prominent medical journals such as Ophthalmology and the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
With a lifelong passion for teaching and training the next generation of young ophthalmologists in the most modern medical and surgical ophthalmological techniques, Dr. Kerman maintained an academic affiliation with the Jules Stein Eye Institute, and, in 1995, was appointed Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr.Kerman moved to San Francisco in 2000, and, since 2005, has continued his love of teaching by instructing resident physicians in cataract and intraocular lens surgery at California Pacific Medical Center.
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. Ahgee Guo
Dr. Guo is a therapeutically certified optometrist, trained to diagnose, treat and manage ocular diseases in adults and children. Dr. Guo enjoys working with a diverse patient population and speaks conversational Taiwanese. She has considerable experience with refractive surgery procedures, having co-managed LASIK and PRK patients for over ten years. Her expertise in specialty contact lens fittings includes multi-focal, rigid gas permeable (hard), post refractive surgery and Keratoconus lens designs. Dr. Guo is also the recipient of the Beta Sigma Kappa National Research Award in 2002 for her research work in microbiology and contact lens solutions.
She earned her Bachelors of Arts degrees in psychology and Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis on neurobiology from the University of California at Berkeley. She continued on at Berkeley to obtain a Masters of Public Health in Infectious Diseases. Dr. Guo later went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry.
Dr. Guo enjoys relaxing with her husband and 2 children as well as playing tennis and violin in her
Dr. Reshma Shah
Dr. Shah has a concentration in the field of specialty contact lenses, with a focus on irregular corneas and high astigmatism. Her expertise in specialty contact lens fittings includes multi-focal, rigid gas permeable (hard), and Keratoconus lens designs. As an optometrist, she is licensed to diagnose, manage and treat diseases of the eye and is certified to use pharmaceutical therapeutic agents.
Dr. Shah graduated from Purdue University in Indiana with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. Dr. Shah attended NOVA Southeastern University in Florida where she graduated with a second Bachelor's Degree in Vision Science and her Doctorate of Optometry.
She was brought up in Indianapolis, Indiana and has lived in San Francisco for the past 6 years.
She enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her family.
Dr. Anh Tran
Dr. Tran began her practice of optometry in 2010 after receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry and a B.S in Chemistry/Biochemistry from University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Tran has extensive experience and clinical training in ocular pathology management of glaucoma, cataracts, and corneal and retinal disease, as well as in specialty contact fittings, pediatric eye care, emergency eye care, and pre- and post-surgical management of cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery. She received her extensive training at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Tuscon, Arizona.
She was in private practice for four years in New York City, where she provided multidisciplinary eye care and contact lens specialty services with a focus on high astigmatism and irregular corneas.
Additionally, Dr. Tran has donated her time to international optometric missions, providing eye care in countries such as Oaxaca, Mexico and Lima, Peru.
She grew up in San Diego, CA and has just recently moved from New York City to live in San Francisco, CA. She enjoys running, exploring new restaurants, and traveling.
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