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Julie Schallhorn


Cornea and refractive surgery specialist
Corneal surgeon and residency program associate director

Dr. Julie Schallhorn is an ophthalmologist who treats cataracts and diseases of the cornea. In addition to performing corneal transplants and cataract surgery, she performs refractive surgeries, including LASIK and PRK, to correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness. She cares for both children and adults.

Schallhorn's research focuses on cornea and refractive surgeries. She is especially interested in refractive surgery outcomes and the role of corneal imaging for screening refractive surgery patients.

After earning a master's degree in bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, Schallhorn completed her medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in uveitis at the UCSF Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology. She also completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute.

Schallhorn belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, American Uveitis Society and Cornea Society.

Schallhorn is associate director of UCSF's residency program in ophthalmology. She organizes classroom and research curricula for residents.

  • Education

    UC San Diego, MS, Bioengineering, 2005

    Keck School of Medicine, 2009

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Ophthalmology, 2013

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Uveitis, 2014

    Casey Eye Institute, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I am dedicated to getting the best possible outcomes for my patients.

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    305 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    Nov 27, 2023
    The Doctor was excellent.
    Nov 09, 2023
    All three people that came in before I actually saw Julie Schallhorn were very thorough and concerned about my condition. I thought it was excellent.
    Nov 04, 2023
    The issue is with her scheduling and support team. Her resident and Dr Schallhorn are excellent and caring physicians. But her team is overwhelmed non responsive and rude and she seems much too tightly scheduled.
    Oct 14, 2023
    Dr Schallhorn's technical skill is extraordinary and she is a caring physician; it's her support team around her that is very problematic.
    Oct 12, 2023
    Sep 28, 2023
    She.was really good in everything
    Sep 16, 2023
    Everyone was excellent.
    Aug 19, 2023
    Good experience
    Aug 19, 2023
    Dr. Schallhorn is an outstanding physician her residents and staff were also wonderful.
    Aug 15, 2023
    Very busy office.
    Aug 15, 2023
    Very patient and nice kind and understanding! Super great care of the patient!
    Aug 15, 2023
    I was impressed very favorably. Quality pleasant.
    Jul 29, 2023
    I love UCSF as my health care provider
    Jul 29, 2023
    Dr Schallhorn is very good but the processes within the clinic do not give me confidence. If I or my husband do not advocate I would not get taken care of.
    Jul 28, 2023
    Outstanding. Asset to UCSF
    Jul 28, 2023
    The doctor was friendly and compassionate. She found several reasons for my problem when 2 other specialists had no idea what the problem could be!
    Jul 06, 2023
    Very difficult dealing with her staff - non residents-and her communication of follow up with her staff on commitments made to patient needs improvement
    Jul 02, 2023
    This visit I saw the 4 year resident who was excellent
    Jun 22, 2023
    Excellent experience
    Jun 13, 2023
    Dr Schallhorn was very professional however I would not recommend the clinic to anyone due to the inexcusable scheduling process. I did mention the unacceptable delay to Dr. Schallhorn. She said she was sorry for the wait but didn't see any way to improve the situation. I think you could schedule fewer people for the same appointment time.
    Jun 08, 2023
    One of the best
    Jun 07, 2023
    Dr Schallhorn extremely knowledgeable and communicated clearly.
    May 29, 2023
    Very caring and helpful! Appreciated the fact she informed me about each step in the surgery I had.
    May 26, 2023
    Dr. Schallhorn and her supporting staff are excellent healthcare providers that I would highly recommend.
    May 26, 2023
    May 25, 2023
    The care provider was very knowledgeable shared concerns for my health and showed a lot of compassion for my medical case.
    Mar 30, 2023
    Dr. Schallhorn is one of my favorite doctors. She always listens to me and we discuss whatever treatment is necessary. She gives me a lot of information that is very helpful.
    Mar 27, 2023
    Dr Schallhorn was excellent. Her resident/trainee however was not - he wasn't focused on me and distracted by his phone lost track of how many rounds of eye drops I had and I had to call him in to administer the 3rd round of eye drops because he was distracted.
    Mar 23, 2023
    Both the nurse and dr were terrific!
    Mar 23, 2023
    Dr Schallhorn is the very best in every way!! I am do fortunate.
    Feb 07, 2023
    She is very caring doctor.
    Dec 20, 2022
    Thank you Dr. Schallhorn & staff!
    Dec 14, 2022
    Eye examines in past went poorly without vitamin a palmatate.
    Nov 28, 2022
    Thanks to Dr. Schallhorn she is so nice & eases my worries. Answered all of my questions & responded to my concerns.
    Nov 28, 2022
    Nov 22, 2022
    I just dread the wait times.
    Nov 01, 2022
    After over two hours to complete the visit with Dr. Schallhorn I was expecting after visit summary and directions. Nothing was available and still it is not on My Health despite a number of requests
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr. Schallhorn was excellent once I saw her. However because of the long wait time and lack of communication regarding my appointment I would be hesitant to refer this clinic to others.
    Oct 25, 2022
    Provider rushed my exam due to the delay and my adamant request to be seen. I was rushed
    Oct 20, 2022
    Dr. Schallhorn is awesome love her!
    Oct 20, 2022
    I HAVE recommended this Dr. Schallhorn to other patients - every one values her as much as I do.
    Oct 11, 2022
    Perhaps more person to person on the reasons behind symptoms and the remedies proposed together with potential treatments for new symptoms.
    Oct 03, 2022
    Dr.Schallhorn is the best a doctor can bein my opinion. She is knowledgeable caring thinks outside the box shares her Ideas listens and is thorough and very gentle.
    Sep 27, 2022
    Dr. Schallhorn was amazing one of the best experiences I've had with a physician
    Aug 25, 2022
    Great quality of care.
    Aug 20, 2022
    Dr. Schallhorn is a fabulous doctor
    Aug 20, 2022
    Excellent in every way
    Aug 19, 2022
    Great appointment!
    Aug 18, 2022
    Dr Schallhorn is excellent. Her professional skill her friendly manner and her quick and helpful responses to questions and concerns is much appreciated. I have already recommended her to a friend.
    Aug 16, 2022
    No visit summary available- would be a good way to make sure I had understood directions correctly. But the verbal directions were very clear.
    Aug 13, 2022
    My Physician is amazing. Dr Schallhorn surgeon ophthalmologist. Performed excellent job on my eye surgery for cataracts.
    Aug 11, 2022
    Excellent excellent excellent!
    Aug 11, 2022
    Exceptional care provider
    Jun 10, 2022
    Great experience
    Jun 06, 2022
    Information/explanations given during the visit were very good in response to my questions. Had to ask questions to get the information. Response to questions on MyChart are often delayed or nonexistent.
    May 19, 2022
    VERY excellent
    May 19, 2022
    Dr Schallhorn and all assistants are excellent providers of service
    May 18, 2022
    Came away feeling nonconclusive to the situation but do have somewhat of a plan to follow.
    Apr 16, 2022
    This Surgery experience very smooth. Im a clinician my self and the attentiveness received from my Physician was Excellent and exceeded my expectation.
    Apr 16, 2022
    Dr. Julie Schallhorn provided excellent compassionate care with a welcoming attitude. In my view she reflected the high standards of UCSF in every aspect.
    Apr 01, 2022
    Dr. Schallhorn is the best; it is always a pleasure to see her.
    Mar 19, 2022
    Provider very friendly and personable
    Feb 16, 2022
    Dr. Schallhorn is great but some of the staff needs to pay more attention to each patients records and what is requested by Dr S
    Feb 15, 2022
    She is an extremely excellent care provider. I have full confidence in her which makes the care given all the better
    Feb 15, 2022
    I highly recommend Dr Schallhorn to anyone. She us excellent!