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Samuel Gelbart, MD | Barry Kerman, MD | Ahgee Guo, OD | Reshma Shah, 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. 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. Guo, Eye Doctors San Francisco

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 spare time.

Dr. Shah, Eye Doctors San Francisco

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.

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