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About me

Dr. Stephen D. McLeod is an ophthalmologist who specializes in cataracts and corneal disease, as well as refractive (vision correction) surgery. He is chair of the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology.

McLeod's research focuses on diagnosing and treating corneal infections. He is also involved in developing devices to improve cataract surgery.

McLeod earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at the University of Illinois at Chicago. At the Doheny Eye Institute, he completed fellowship training in corneal and external eye disease – a category ranging from conjunctivitis to cataracts – and refractive surgery.

McLeod is editor-in-chief of Ophthalmology, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

  • Education

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1989

  • Residencies

    University of Illinois at Chicago, Ophthalmology, 1993

  • Fellowships

    Doheny Eye Institute, Cornea, External Eye Disease and Refractive Surgery, 1994

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Academic Title


Corneal Disease and Surgery Clinic

Beckman Vision Center

8 Koret Way, Suite U-545
San Francisco, CA 94143

Laser Vision Center

Beckman Vision Center

8 Koret Way, Room U-519
San Francisco, CA 94143-0644

My reviews


Overall Experience
128 Reviews
Dr McLeod saved my vision and maintains my visual health through regular vision evals. I am forever grateful for his knowledge and expertise but especially for his caring and concern.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
124 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
124 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
109 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
124 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
128 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
126 Reviews