Our mission at UCSF is to exercise the highest standard of surgical care
using sound judgment and the latest techniques, to provide balanced information
about all available surgical and non-surgical options, and to advance
the field of vision correction surgery through research.
All of our attending surgeons are board-certified ophthalmologists
who have undergone formal fellowship training in corneal and refractive
and who have extensive clinical experience in performing refractive surgery. Each
surgeon is on the full-time faculty
of the University of California, San Francisco, a leading referral center
for the treatment of ocular diseases. Collectively, they have authored
dozens of publications and have lectured extensively both nationally
internationally. For more information about UCSF Department of Ophthalmology,
please visit the department's website at http://www.ucsfeye.net.
G. Hwang, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service
Director, Department of Ophthalmology
David G. Hwang, MD, FACS, Director of the UCSF Laser Vision Center,
is also Medical Director for the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology
and Professor and Director of the UCSF Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Service. Dr. Hwang earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees
from UCSF, and thereafter completed two years of internal medicine
training and three years of ophthalmology residency, both at UCSF.
He then obtained concurrent fellowship training both in cornea
and refractive surgery and in uveitis at the Doheny Eye Institute.
While there he also served as a co-investigator in one of the first
U.S. FDA clinical trials of the excimer laser.
Dr. Hwang has
led a number of FDA-monitored clinical trials at UCSF for LASIK
other refractive procedures and has authored a number of textbooks
and scientific articles in the field of cornea and refractive
surgery. He maintains an active clinical practice focusing on
and refractive surgery
D. McLeod, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University
of California, San Francisco
McLeod, M.D. is Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology.
He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in
Hanover, NH and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine. After completing his ophthalmology residency
at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at the University of Illinois,
Chicago, he went on to fellowship training in cornea, external
disease and refractive surgery at the University of Southern
California's Doheny Eye Institute.
Dr. McLeod was invited to join the full-time UCSF faculty in 1998, where
he continues to specialize in both refractive surgery and corneal disease.
He is the chair of the Preferred Practice Pattern (PPP) Panel on Refractive
Surgery for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He serves as a consultant
to the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the FDA and on the editorial board of
the American Medical Association's journal for ophthalmology research, Archives