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Afshari, Natalie A. Brown, Stuart I. Ferrara, Napoleone Ferreyra, Henry A. Freeman, William R. Goldbaum, Michael H. Goldberg, Jeffrey L. Granet, David B. Haw, Weldon W. Heichel, Chris W. Kikkawa, Don O. Korn, Bobby S. Lee, Jeffrey E. Lin, Jonathan H. Medeiros, Felipe A. Nguyen, Thao P. Nudleman, Eric Robbins, Shira L. Savino, Peter J. Slight, Rigby Weinreb, Robert N. Zhang, Kang
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Robert N.  Weinreb, M.D.

Robert N. Weinreb, M.D.

Chairman & Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of the Shiley Eye Institute
Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center
Morris Gleich MD Chair of Glaucoma
Board Certification in Ophthalmology

Robert N. Weinreb, M.D. is the Chairman and Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego as well as Director of the Shiley Eye Institute and the Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center. He also holds the Morris Gleich MD Chair of Glaucoma and also is appointed as Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering. Dr. Weinreb graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Weinreb is a clinician, a surgeon and a scientist. He oversees all clinical activities at the Shiley Eye Institute and within the Department of Ophthalmology. As the Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, a state of the art laboratory and clinical research facilities for glaucoma, Dr. Weinreb also oversees a world-renowned team of scientists and staff dedicated to glaucoma. Patients from throughout the world seek his medical and surgical expertise.

Dr. Weinreb’s clinical and research interests are diverse and range from the front of the eye to the back of the eye. They include glaucoma surgery, optic neuropathy and aging of the eye, imaging of the optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer, mechanisms of optic nerve damage in glaucoma, neuroprotection of glaucoma, and cataract surgery.

Dr. Weinreb has served as President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2002-2003), President of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) (2004-2006), President of the American Glaucoma Society (2007-2009), President of the American Glaucoma Society Foundation (2012-2014), and is the current President of the Pan American Glaucoma Society.

Dr. Weinreb is the recipient of numerous awards including the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Award in recognition of leadership and contributions in ophthalmology (1997), the Research to Prevent Blindness Physician-Scientist Award (2003) and Founder’s Award of the World Glaucoma Association (2009). He has been cited in every edition of Woodward/White, The Best Doctors in America and is an elected member of the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Weinreb also is the recipient of the Ridley Medal of St. Thomas’ Hospital, London (2006), the Moecyr E. Alvaro Medal of Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009), the Watson Medal of the University of Cambridge, England (2010), the Innovators Award of the American Glaucoma Society (2013), and APGS International Award of the Asian Pacific Glaucoma Society. He is an Honorary Member of the Societe Francaise D’Ophtalmologie.

Dr. Weinreb serves on numerous Editorial Boards including Journal of Glaucoma (Co-Editor), International Glaucoma Review (Chief Editor), Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, and Survey of Ophthalmology (Research Editor). He has trained more than 140 post-doctoral Fellows in Glaucoma, including several Chairs and many others who hold distinguished academic positions in the United States and throughout the world. His h-impact factor in May 2015 was 96.

Specialty Glaucoma
Medical School Harvard Medical School
Residency University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship University of California, San Francisco
Special Interest Glaucoma Surgery, Optic neuropathy and aging of the eye, Cell and molecular biology of uveoscleral outflow, Imaging of the optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer, Mechanisms of optic nerve damage in glaucoma, Neuroprotection in glaucoma, Measurement of intraocular pressure, Drug delivery to eye, Cataract Surgery


Thank you for the Excellence in Ophthalmology services provided me in the UCSD Shiley Eye Center over the past year.

I came to you from Fresno, California as a relatively healthful and hopeful man in his mid-eighties who was looking for the best services the World can offer in treating Glaucoma.

You have unquestionably saved the sight in my two eyes.  I can safely drive a car and live a normal life in experiencing God’s many wonderful creations and blessings.

You have performed two surgeries on me.  During both your operating room staff enabled me to believe and thoroughly sense the sincere desire of all of your staff to provide their patients with the best possible hospitality and service.  Your surgery suite and staff are prepared to serve Kings and Queens.  Thank you.

Whenever I come to Shiley to see you for a “check-up” you and your friendly staff go far beyond the norm.  You all greet my wife and me with warm smiles, handshakes, and joyful conversation.  We feel genuinely welcomed and feel like we are members of your Shiley family. Thank you.

Over the past year I have witnessed your delivery of many very fine services in the Shiley Eye Center to patients from all over the world.  My wife and I perceive that the excellence in the delivery of these patient services is due of your unwavering and persevering commitment to excellence in research and professional execution.  Your personal leadership example at Shiley role models the standard of excellence for all your team members.  Thank you.  Thank you.

~ Elmer “Bud” Richter

Thank you for the miraculous!

Thank you for the miraculous!

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Dear Team Weinreb,

Thank you for all that you did to clear my vision through Cataract Surgery.  I can now see the faces of my opponents on the tennis court and not just identify them through voice recognition.

There has, however, been a worrisome side effect to the surgery. My face is now covered with wrinkles. Prior to surgery it was completely smooth. I am wondering if any of your other patients has complained of this condition. Hopefully, This situation will clear up soon. Otherwise I will be sending you a bill from my plastic surgeon!

Sally Huss

To be able to see is a gift. To be able to see clearly is a miracle. Thank you for the miraculous!




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