Mark B. Kislinger, PhD, MD graduated magna cum laude and Phi Betta Kappa from Berkeley. He majored in math and physics and won the award for top undergraduate in physics. Dr. Kislinger received a PhD in Physics from Caltech where he worked with Nobel prize winner Richard Feynman. He was on the faculty of the University of Chicago and the Enrico Fermi Institute for six years before going to medical school at the University of Miami PhD MD program, which accepted only 18 students per year.
Vicky Pai, MD is a comprehensive ophthalmologist at The Foothill Eye Institute. She grew up in Maryland and came to Los Angeles to obtain her undergraduate and medical degree at UCLA. She then completed her ophthalmology residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. During her time at UCLA she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She also participated in research with the distinguished faculty at UCLA and presented her research at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sara Haji will be joining our staff at Foothill Eyecare Institute. Sara Haji Abdollahi, MD is a board certified Vitreoretinal Specialist at Foothill Eye Institute. She has been practicing in Los Angeles Area after completing her vitreoretinal training at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed her ophthalmology residency at University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Dr Haji was born in Tehran, Iran and is fluent in Farsi. She lives in Pasadena with her family.
Ron Gutmark, MD is a Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery specialist. After graduating with honors from Stanford University, he attended medical school at Johns Hopkins, one of the leading medical institutions in the world. As a medical student, he was awarded a prestigious Doris Duke research fellowship. He remained at Johns Hopkins to complete his Ophthalmology residency at the world renowned Wilmer Eye Institute. After his residency, he obtained further specialty training at the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. He is trained in the most advanced corneal procedures including DSAEK, DMEK, and DALK. After fellowship training, Dr. Gutmark joined the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan as faculty. He is now excited to be returning to California, where he grew up, and ready to bring his expertise to Ophthalmology, making a difference.
Foothill Eye Care is extremely pleased to have Dr. Gutmark on board as one of our full-time providers, having the same culture of providing high quality eye care to our patients in the highest level of technology and in the most efficient and effective ways.
Rui Zhang, MD is a pediatric ophthalmologist specializing in strabismus and amblyopia in Foothill Eye Medical Center.
Savannah Baril is a board certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in oculoplastics. Dr. Baril's clinical interests include a wide variety of oculoplastic disorders including the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers of the eyelids, trauma involving the eyelids and orbit, eyelid malposition, tearing disorders, and orbital disease secondary to tumors. She also treats inflammatory conditions such as thyroid eye disease. She obtained her Medical License at Duke University School of Medicine, completed her Internship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and finished her residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Rebecca Lindsay is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a passion for complete and preventative eye health. She came to Southern California from the beautiful Pacific Northwest, having completed residency training at the University of Washington where she was recognized for her broad research efforts. She has been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honors society as an undergraduate and to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Before coming to the Foothill Eye Institute, Dr. Lindsay enjoyed her work treating children with a wide range of ophthalmic conditions at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She lives in Pasadena with her family and enjoys cycling, gardening, and anything that involves being in the mountains.
Dr. Dennis Sugiyama is a board certified optometrist at the Foothill EyeCare Institute.
I have served as a medical optometrist for the Foothill Eye Medical Group for the past 20 years managing and co-managing the whole spectrum of medical conditions that can occur at a busy comprehensive ophthalmology office. My main emphasis though is in glaucoma and diabetic eye care. I have been glaucoma certified since 2004 and Therapeutic Prescription Authority certified since 1998 in the state of California.
I attended California State University at Fullerton for my undergraduate studies and Illinois College of Optometry at the Illinois Eye Institute for my Optometry degree. Currently, in addition to my duties as a clinician, I speak for Allergan and Alcon on their glaucoma medications all along the west coast. I also sit on the advisory board for the annual Allergan glaucoma meeting in Costa Mesa.
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