Residency Program Leadership

The ophthalmology residency program at the California Pacific Medical Center is among the most competitive in the U.S. Hundreds of hopeful students apply every year, but only three are accepted. Maintaining the high standards for which the program is renowned includes ensuring compliance with national accreditation criteria, collaborating with volunteer faculty to optimize the educational curriculum, and creating customized learning tracks that meet each resident’s unique educational needs.




Dr. Taliva Martin serves as Program Director for ophthalmology residents. A specialist in pediatric ophthalmology, she is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (UCSF). She spent her internship at Loma Linda University Medical Center, her residency at CPMC and also was awarded a fellowship at the University of Michigan Hospitals.




Dr. Edie De Niro is the Associate Program Director, and works with Dr. Martin in managing the program and developing faculty. A glaucoma specialist who also received her M.D. from UCSF, she served her internship at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, and residency at CPMC. She has recently completed a glaucoma fellowship at UC Davis School of Medicine.

CPMC Ophthalmology Residents

(Above, left to right) Drs. Geraldine Slean, Poorav Patel, Sam Reiter, Maria Govorkova, Matthew Denny, Jonathan Hernandez, Meron Haile, Michael Hemond, Ann Leu Thomas