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.
  4. Seitzman GD, Strauss EC, Margolis TP. "Steel wool keratopathy": a clinical sign of chronic inflammation. Cornea. 2006 Jul; 25(6):742-4.
  5. Seitzman GD, Cevallos V, Margolis TP. Rose bengal and lissamine green inhibit detection of herpes simplex virus by PCR. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Apr; 141(4):756-8.
  6. Magone MT, Seitzman GD, Nehls S, Margolis TP. Treatment of neurotrophic keratopathy with nasal dilator strips. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Nov; 89(11):1529-30.
  7. Seitzman GD. Cataract surgery in Fuchs' dystrophy. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2005 Aug; 16(4):241-5.
  8. Seitzman GD, Gottsch JD, Stark WJ. Cataract surgery in patients with Fuchs' corneal dystrophy: expanding recommendations for cataract surgery without simultaneous keratoplasty. Ophthalmology. 2005 Mar; 112(3):441-6.
  9. Vagefi MR, Hollander DA, Seitzman GD, Margolis TP. Bilateral surgically induced necrotising scleritis with secondary superinfection. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jan; 89(1):124-5.
  10. Gottsch JD, Seitzman GD, Margulies EH, Bowers AL, Michels AJ, Saha S, Jun AS, Stark WJ, Liu SH. Gene expression in donor corneal endothelium. Arch Ophthalmol. 2003 Feb; 121(2):252-8.
  11. Gottsch JD, Bowers AL, Margulies EH, Seitzman GD, Kim SW, Saha S, Jun AS, Stark WJ, Liu SH. Serial analysis of gene expression in the corneal endothelium of Fuchs' dystrophy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2003 Feb; 44(2):594-9.
  12. Curtis JL, Wolber FM, Sonstein J, Craig RA, Polak T, Knibbs RN, Todt J, Seitzman GD, Stoolman LM. Lymphocyte-endothelial cell adhesive interactions in lung immunity: lessons from the murine response to particulate antigen. Immunopharmacology. 2000 Jul 25; 48(3):223-9.
  13. Todt J, Sonstein J, Polak T, Seitzman GD, Hu B, Curtis JL. Repeated intratracheal challenge with particulate antigen modulates murine lung cytokines. J Immunol. 2000 Apr 15; 164(8):4037-47.
  14. Seitzman GD, Sonstein J, Kim S, Choy W, Curtis JL. Lung lymphocytes proliferate minimally in the murine pulmonary immune response to intratracheal sheep erythrocytes. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1998 Jun; 18(6):800-12.
  15. Wolber FM, Curtis JL, Milik AM, Fields T, Seitzman GD, Kim K, Kim S, Sonstein J, Stoolman LM. Lymphocyte recruitment and the kinetics of adhesion receptor expression during the pulmonary immune response to particulate antigen. Am J Pathol. 1997 Dec; 151(6):1715-27.
  16. Milik AM, Buechner-Maxwell VA, Sonstein J, Kim S, Seitzman GD, Beals TF, Curtis JL. Lung lymphocyte elimination by apoptosis in the murine response to intratracheal particulate antigen. J Clin Invest. 1997 Mar 01; 99(5):1082-91.

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