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Frank Brodie


Vitreoretinal surgeon

Dr. Frank Brodie is an ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon who cares for patients with disorders of the retina and vitreous (a thick, transparent substance inside the eye). In addition to UCSF, he sees patients at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Brodie's research focuses on developing new techniques for preventing, detecting and treating retinal diseases. He has a special interest in the care of patients who have or are at risk for retinal detachment. Finding inspiration in his patients, he hopes his studies will translate into meaningful improvements in their vision and lives.

Brodie earned his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also earned a master of business administration degree in a joint program with the Wharton School. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF, an advanced fellowship in ophthalmic innovation at Stanford Medicine and a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Duke University.

A native San Franciscan and third-generation UCSF retina specialist, Brodie is thrilled to be part of the UCSF family. His wife — also a Dr. Brodie — is an obstetrician and gynecologist in San Francisco, where together they are raising two young children and a poorly trained golden retriever.

  • Education

    University of Pennsylvania, MD, 2014

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Ophthalmology, 2018

  • Fellowships

    Duke University, Vitreoretinal Surgery, 2021

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    Decorative Caduceus

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