Gerami Seitzman, MD

Medical Director, Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist

Dr. Gerami Seitzman is an ophthalmologist who specializes in corneal and external diseases of the eye. She has particular interests in infectious and inflammatory eye diseases, as well as dry eye syndrome and how various medications and diseases may affect the eyes and vision. She cares primarily for adult patients.

Seitzman places great importance on carefully listening to her patients. She practices in academic medicine so that she can model patient-centered care and communication to doctors in training, especially in an era when health care increasingly involves technology and impersonal interactions. She teaches ophthalmology to medical students, residents and physicians on fellowship.

Seitzman's research focuses on infectious eye diseases and dry eye conditions. In particular, she is interested in how modern DNA sequencing techniques and advanced imaging methods can improve the diagnosis and treatment of potentially blinding corneal infections.

Seitzman earned her medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, followed by a fellowship in corneal and external eye diseases at UCSF's Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology. She belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Phi Beta Kappa Society.

After completing her fellowship, Seitzman lived in Baltimore and the United Kingdom before returning to the Bay Area and UCSF. In her free time, she enjoys theater, reading and running after her two young children.

Clinics

Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Optometry Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2800
Fax: (415) 353–2654

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Gerami Seitzman

Education

University of Michigan Medical School 1999

Residencies

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Ophthalmology 2000

Fellowships

UCSF, Cornea and External Disease 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Oldham GW, Seitzman GD. Unilateral posterior stromal keratitis possibly secondary to Lyme disease. Cornea. 2013 Feb; 32(2):196-8.
  2. Bhullar SS, Seitzman GD. A 48-year-old man presents with bilateral corneal deposits. Digit J Ophthalmol. 2009; 15(4):34-36.
  3. Demetriades AM, Seitzman GD. Isolated unilateral congenital lacrimal gland agenesis presenting as filamentary keratopathy in a child. Cornea. 2009 Jan; 28(1):87-8.

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