Dr. Alejandra de Alba is a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in strabismus (abnormal eye alignment). Her expertise in patient care and interests in research include adult and pediatric strabismus, infantile esotropia (a type of strabismus), amblyopia (commonly called lazy eye), botulinum toxin to treat ophthalmic diseases, eye movement disorders, retinopathy of prematurity (an eye disease affecting some premature babies) and pre-school vision screening. In addition to her work at UCSF, she directs pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
De Alba earned her medical degree at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF. She completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
De Alba is the Deborah Hoyt and Creig S. Hoyt, MD, Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology at UCSF. She is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2002
UCSF, Ophthalmology, 2008
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Ophthalmology, 2009