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. Kasra Eliasieh, MD, serves as Program Director for ophthalmology residents. A specialist in oculofacial

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  • Dr. Edie De Niro, MD, is the Associate Program Director, and works with Dr. Eliasieh in managing

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  • Michael Ang, MD was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He earned both his undergraduate and a medical degree from UCLA. Following medical school, he completed

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  • Matthew.Denny-web

    Matthew Denny, MD studied Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis, investigating hand-eye coordination and the neural mechanisms

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  • Maria.Gorkova-web

    Maria Govorkova, MD, PhD was born and raised in Russia. She received her medical degree

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  • Meron.Haile-web

    Meron Haile, MD is a proud San Francisco native who earned her undergraduate degree in

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  • Jonathan.Hernandez-web

    Jonathan Hernandez, MD was raised in Barranquilla, Colombia and Miami, FL. He earned

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  • Poorav Patel, MD grew up in Brookings, Oregon with his twin brother and older sister. He developed a

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  • Sam.Reiter-web

    Sam Reiter, MD was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California. He studied

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  • Geraldine.Slean-web

    Geraldine (Gerry) Slean, MD originally hails from New Jersey but has spent the

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  • Ann.Liu.Thomas-web
    Ann Leu Thomas, MD, grew up in Union City, CA. She earned a BS in Engineering and Applied

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  • Retina Fellows

    Drs. H. Richard McDonald and J. Michael Jumper of West Coast Retina Medical Group are Co-Directors of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). This is a comprehensive two-year

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  • Joseph Alsberge, MD was born in Fresno, CA. He completed his Ophthalmology
    Residency at the University of California,

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    Judy Ju-Yi Chen, MD, Retina Fellow was born in Taipei, Taiwan but grew up in Cerritos, a suburb

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