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Gerami Seitzman


Medical Director, Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology
Cornea and refractive surgery specialist

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, 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 listening carefully 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. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, followed by a fellowship in corneal and external eye diseases at the UCSF Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology.

After completing her fellowship, Seitzman lived in Baltimore and the United Kingdom before returning to the Bay Area and joining UCSF.

Seitzman belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Phi Beta Kappa Society. In her free time, she enjoys theater, reading and running after her two young children.

  • Education

    University of Michigan Medical School, 1999

  • Residencies

    Johns Hopkins Medicine, Ophthalmology, 2000

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Cornea and External Disease, 2004

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Academic Title


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    78 Ratings
    About our process
    Apr 12, 2023
    Dr Seitzman is one of the best doctors I have ever had.
    Apr 07, 2023
    I can't say enough good things about Dr. Seitzman. She is incredibly knowledgable sincere recognizes prior issues which could be impacted by certain decisions and I feel has made fabulous decisions with my buy-in about my care needs. She is thorough and also very personable not just with me but when my husband is with me and remembers things I've told her about his health showing care and asking him how he is doing. She is a very kind caring and professional person and provider.
    Mar 23, 2023
    All care providers are tops-just outstanding!!!
    Feb 10, 2023
    Dr Seitzman is the best!
    Feb 08, 2023
    Dr. Seitzman is a thorough ophthalmologist with a wonderful personality. It is always a pleasure to see her.
    Feb 03, 2023
    The only reason I wouldn't recommend her is because I want to keep her for myself :)
    Jan 21, 2023
    Dr Seitzman is great.
    Jan 11, 2023
    Dr Seitzman is absolutely incredible! She diagnosed my problem of an infected punctual plug immediately called in lid specialists to confirm it who then performed minor surgery to remove the plug. The itching and severe pain in my eye has stopped. The resolution of my problem far exceeded my expectations. Thank you Dr Seitzman and the UCSF team.
    Dec 28, 2022
    Dr. Gerami Seitzman is a gem. She listens cares and is smart as can be. She truly cares about her patients and has always made me feel special. Dr. Gerami Seitzman is really one in a million and UCSF is privileged to have her on board.
    Dec 09, 2022
    This medical team is awesome- all fronts
    Dec 03, 2022
    I would like more guidance on how to manage my existing condition. What kind of drops do I need? Would heat help? What might prevent ongoing progression?
    Nov 30, 2022
    Dr. Seitzman is clearly extremely knowledgeable. But it isn't a great experience when you feel the doctor is rushing and wanting to get out because they run so very late (even though I arrived fully on time).
    Nov 16, 2022
    Excellent doctor-credit to the team!
    Nov 09, 2022
    Dr. S was so professional but at times so funny I loved her and her manner and her sense of humor and her professionalism. I Tend to ask way too many questions when I'm in a doctors office and she once or twice had to tell me just to be quiet and she'll explain it in a moment but she did so in a very caring way.
    Nov 04, 2022
    Dr Seitzman is always compassionate and gives a thorough exam with understandable explanations of her findings and recommendations.
    Oct 06, 2022
    Very good experience. Dr. Seitzman was incredible and I feel at ease knowing I will be in her care. She was incredibly friendly knowledgeable and did a tremendous job at explaining to me every option was available to me. She is great! 10/10!!
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr Seitzman. Is knowledgeable. Professional and personable. In other words terrific!
    Sep 16, 2022
    Dr. Seitzman is the first eye doctor to realize the true cause of my dry eyes.
    Sep 08, 2022
    Dr Seitzman is amazing - she is friendly explains things clearly and helps me feel empowered about my health decisions
    Aug 31, 2022
    Great doctor very friendly and knowledgeable
    May 04, 2022
    One of the best!
    Apr 24, 2022
    Dr Seitzman came up with a new diagnosis which was great
    Mar 23, 2022
    Dr. Seitzman was very specific of further eye examination needed every six months between scheduled appointments with her.
    Mar 11, 2022
    She is a wonderful doctor and gave me confidence in her and my treatment.
    Feb 17, 2022
    Hands down Dr. Gerami Seitzman is one of the absolute best doctor / surgeon that has treated me and whom I have ever met. I have and had the utmost confidence in her ability to help care and heal me. I am very fortunate to be a patient of such a kind caring intelligent doctor.
    Feb 16, 2022
    I'm grateful I got to see Dr Seitzman. She completely changed the treatment plan from my other ophthalmologist and I have a good feeling about it
    Feb 09, 2022
    Dr Seitzman is a great listener AND a greatly skilled physician
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