Kevin Tan, MD, MS
UC San Diego, Shiley Eye Institute
La Jolla, CA
Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego, CA
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Masters in Clinical Research
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Summa cum laude
Cataract & Refractive Surgeon
Dr. Tan is a board-certified eye physician and surgeon who specializes in advanced technology cataract and refractive surgery, including experience with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, and Multifocal, astigmatic Toric, and Extended depth-of-focus intraocular lens implants. He achieves precise cataract surgery refractive outcomes using the ORA® wavefront intraoperative aberrometry technology. He also specializes in combined cataract surgery with minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery, including expertise with iStent®.
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 esteemed Shiley Eye Institute 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. He was the first surgeon in San Francisco to implant the Tecnis Symfony® extended depth-of-focus intraocular lens, which was only approved in July 2016.
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 has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on his translational stem cell research in diabetic retinopathy.
Dr. Tan serves as clinical faculty at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and serves as a voluntary clinical professor for the residency program's Lions Eye Clinic. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is an active member of the San Francisco Medical Society and the California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons.
Dr. Tan speaks Spanish, French, and Taiwanese fluently. He enjoys classical piano, cooking, backpacking, traveling, and independent film. Dr. Tan and his partner reside in downtown San Francisco.