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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Tan is an eye physician and surgeon who specializes in advanced technology cataract and refractive surgery, including experience with multifocal, astigmatic toric, and accommodating intraocular lens implants. He achieves precise cataract surgery refractive outcomes using the ORA® wavefront intraoperative aberrometry technology. He also has expertise in diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and oculoplastics surgery. Dr. Tan has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on his stem cell work and oculoplastics interests. Dr. Tan completed a transitional year internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and received the Intern Award for outstanding patient care. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the renowned Shiley Eye Institute at the University of California, San Diego in 2013. He received refractive surgery training at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, where he performed PRK and LASIK on Navy pilots and corpsmen. Of his many achievements, Dr. Tan was the first ophthalmology resident at UC San Diego to successfully implant the Crystalens® accommodating intraocular lens in a patient at the Veterans Hospital in La Jolla, California. Dr. Tan graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University in New York. He received his Medical degree from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, graduating in its inaugural class in 2009. He spent a year doing research at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, where his work led to the discovery of faulty bone marrow-derived vasculogenic stem cells in the pathogenesis of retinal neovascularization in diabetic patients. Dr. Tan is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is an active member of the San Francisco Medical Society and the California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Tan speaks Spanish, French, and Taiwanese fluently. He enjoys classical piano, cooking, backpacking, traveling, and independent film. Dr. Tan and his partner reside in downtown San Francisco.
Verified Patient Reviews
This was my first visit with Dr. Tan, whom I found to be very personable and knowledgeable, an excellent ophthalmologist IMO. He checked my eyes for trauma and other potential vision/eye problems, after which he said that most everything was fine - there was no sign of glaucoma or tears in my retina, and my vision was very good for my age (65). Unfortunately, cataracts are starting to slowly develop, which is also normal for my age, so he will be monitoring my eyes over the next few years..
Dr. Tan is personable and very professional. Support staff & other doctors are very good as well. I was given a thorough eye exam, had all my questions answered and did not feel rushed to leave. I left feeling I understood what is going on with my eyes and know my care plan for the next few months. That is a very reassuring thing.
Excellent clinical assessment and solid treatment plan. Courteous and competent staff. Love this practice and will continue my care with Dr. Tan!
I really appreciated my visit. Everyone was very polite and pleasant. The doctor gave me very clear and helpful information.
Really good. Nice and friendly.