Saras Ramanathan

MD

Division Chief, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist
Cataract surgery specialist

Dr. Saras Ramanathan is an ophthalmologist who provides comprehensive ocular care. She specializes in surgery for cataracts, particularly complex cases. She is passionate about her goal of restoring and preserving sight in each and every patient.

Ramanathan is equally passionate about teaching what she knows to other physicians. She is a nationally recognized medical educator. Her publications on methods of teaching cataract surgery as well as on training with surgical simulation have influenced the way surgical ophthalmology is taught in the U.S. today. She directs UCSF's residency program in ophthalmology, and she continually strives for excellence in resident education. She has received numerous teaching awards and feels further rewarded by her former students' success and achievements.

Ramanathan earned her medical degree from the University of Washington. She then completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Chicago.

Ramanathan is a fellow of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

  • Education

    University of Washington, 1992

  • Residencies

    University of Chicago, Ophthalmology, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    French

    Hindi

    Tamil

Caring for patients and mentoring young physicians make it a pleasure to come to work every day.

Clinics I work with

Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Optometry Clinic

Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision

See all four of our Bay Area locations.

My reviews

4.9

Overall Experience
257 Reviews
Dr Ramanathan is so skilled so I had complete confidence in the surgery she performed on me. She is easy to relate to and gives comprehensive explanations on why she recommends treatment.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
255 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
255 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
217 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
251 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
252 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
252 Reviews

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