UCSF’s Refractive Surgeons
Professor of Clinical
David G. Hwang, MD, FACS, co-director of the UCSF Laser Vision Center, is also Professor and Co-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 and 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 cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery
Professor of Clinical
Ophthalmology, University of
California, San Francisco
Stephen D. 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 has been on the full-time UCSF faculty since 1998, where he continues to specialize in both refractive surgery and corneal disease. He is the Secretariat for Quality of Care for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He serves as a standing member of the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the FDA, as a member of the National Eye Council for the National Institute of Health, and on the editorial boards of the American Medical Association’s journal for ophthalmology research, JAMA Ophthalmology, and the Journal of Refractive surgery.
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Julie Schallhorn, MD, MS is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at UCSF. Dr. Schallhorn received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from UCLA, and her Master’s degree in Bioengineering from UCSD. She then completed medical training at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, and her ophthalmology residency at UCSF. She went on to fellowship training in Uveitis at the F.I. Proctor Foundation at UCSF, and in Cornea at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon. She was on faculty at the University of Southern California’s Roski Eye Institute before returning to San Francisco and UCSF.
Dr. Schallhorn has strong research interests in the study and improvement of refractive surgery outcomes, and is deeply invested in obtaining the best possible results and experiences for her patients. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on visual outcomes, ocular surface disease, and patient satisfaction after refractive surgery. She currently sits on the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee for Refractive Surgery for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is a reviewer for many of the leading journals in the field.