Bertil Damato, MD, PhD, director of Ocular Oncology at the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology, has co-published a study on “phantom eye syndrome” in patients who have lost an eye to ocular cancer (Ophthalmology journal). The phenomenon is similar to phantom limb pain, but some people continue to have visual experiences. Read about this fascinating study […]
Clinician Scientists who work with patients and Basic Scientists whose efforts to save sight take place solely in the laboratory collaborate to deepen understanding of the visual system and open new pathways to saving and restoring patients’ vision in the Bay Area and around the world.
Emmett Cunningham Jr., MD, PhD, MPH, an internationally recognized authority on infectious and inflammatory eye disease, trained at UCSF in the mid-1990s as an ophthalmology resident and as a fellow in cornea, external disease, and uveitis at the Proctor Foundation. “ Resident and fellow education is one of my lifelong passions.” – Dr. Emmett Cunningham Jr. […]Infectious & Inflammatory Eye Diseases, Uveitis
The curiosity of John Gonzales, MD, shows how imagination, properly stoked, can ignite a career. After a childhood illness required blood tests, young John received a slide of his own blood from an enthusiastic medical technician. His parents then gave him a cheap microscope. “ If we can develop genetic profiles to pinpoint more diseases earlier, it likely will […]Uveitis
Marc Levin, MD, PhD, is excited to join UCSF, home to pioneers of his discipline. A fourth-generation San Franciscan who earned his medical and doctoral degrees in UCSF’s Medical Scientist Training Program, Dr. Levin and his wife Jennifer Levin could not be happier to return to UCSF and his hometown. “ I am passionate about […]
Vision scientist Saidas Nair, PhD, took a circuitous route from his home state of Kerala, India, to UCSF. After earning his doctorate in Mumbai, he investigated signaling mechanisms in visual photoreceptors at the University of Miami. He then advanced his training at the Jackson Laboratory, a world-renowned genetics research institute in Maine, where he pursued his interest […]Glaucoma
Cataract specialist Saras Ramanathan, MD, has a passion for teaching complex cataract surgery and for mentoring young ophthalmologists in training. Her focus and commitment to both endeavors have brought her recognition for outstanding teaching at the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University’s Wilmer Eye Institute, California Pacific Medical Center, and now at UCSF. “I define my success in […]Cataracts
Internationally renowned ophthalmologist Richard Abbott, MD, was selected as the 2014 International Duke Elder medalist. Dr. Abbott, whose expertise is in corneal and external diseases of the eye, holds the Thomas W. Boyden Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology. “I am humbled and deeply honored to receive this prestigious award,” says Dr. Abbott. “I would like to thank […]international