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Ying Han


Medical Director, Glaucoma Clinic
Ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist
Expert in treating glaucoma and cataracts

Dr. Ying Han is an ophthalmologist who specializes in treating glaucoma, including medical, laser and surgical therapies. She has expertise in evaluating and treating cataracts as well.

In her research, Han evaluates new drug delivery and new surgical procedures for glaucoma. She's also interested in screening and treatment of glaucoma to prevent vision loss.

Han earned her medical degree at Nanjing Medical University and a doctoral degree in vision science at the University of California, Berkeley. She completed a residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in glaucoma at UCSF.

Han is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, Women in Ophthalmology and Prevent Blindness Northern California.

  • Education

    UC Berkeley, PhD, Vision Science, 2004

    Nanjing Medical University, 1996

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Ophthalmology, 2009

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Glaucoma, 2010

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Academic Title


  • Languages



I enjoy helping people from young to old. Maintaining and improving their vision is my mission. I focus my research on obstacles to patient care.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    356 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 24, 2023
    Excellent physician!
    Jun 24, 2023
    Always excellent
    Jun 11, 2023
    10 stars
    Jun 09, 2023
    Totally impressed with the care I received!!!
    Jun 02, 2023
    Even when pressed for time Dr.Han will always make sure to give you the answers you need the care you came in for and takes the time to look at the area that was or is needing attention. She is very efficient with her time while still trying to make sure I get everything I need out of the visit and makes sure that I am doing ok or ensures that I have the info meds and/or plan of action to get better.
    May 30, 2023
    Dr. Han is so energetic and knowledgeable it feels like being in the presence of a "master." Except she's much friendlier than someone of her status usually is! She's amazing and obviously her team and students love her.
    May 29, 2023
    Dr Han is a very busy very talented ophthalmic surgeon
    May 27, 2023
    The wait time is not good. Once I saw my doctor I knew I was in competent hands but I felt sorry for my doctor's being so harried by the numbers of patients they had to see. Too many for one doctor.
    May 27, 2023
    I am so glad I requested Out of Network referral to Dr. Han.
    May 25, 2023
    Dr Han is incredible!!!
    May 17, 2023
    Not sure where the disconnect was but I was expecting a little more prior knowledge of my appointment based on all the communication ahead of time.
    May 09, 2023
    An amazingly knowledgeable empathic professional. Dr. Han explained to our satisfaction my condition and the significance of possible approaches. I have never met a better prepared and more empathic physician than Dr. Han.
    May 06, 2023
    Dr Han is an exceptional physician in every way.
    May 02, 2023
    We were not given any papers at the end of the visit. The recipe has been changed but we still don't know what to take or how to take. HELP
    Apr 29, 2023
    Dr. Han receives above "very good"!! She deserves " excellent" and "above and beyond
    Apr 18, 2023
    Dr Han is very thorough. I trust her completely.
    Apr 07, 2023
    Dr. Han is really excellent. So grateful to receive care from her.
    Apr 04, 2023
    I have the highest regard for Dr. Han & her team. I have recommended Dr. Han to friends.
    Apr 04, 2023
    Dr Han is definitely the best. I have already referred people to UCSF
    Apr 04, 2023
    Excellent clinical skills explanation of test results and recommendations for future actions.
    Apr 01, 2023
    Dr Han is way too busy to give everyone fair and equal care.
    Apr 01, 2023
    Only good experience.
    Apr 01, 2023
    Dr. Han was great!
    Mar 25, 2023
    I think that Dr Han is likely a fantastic surgeon but she Is so overbooked herself that she seems unable to really empathize with what patients are going through at the eye clinic. A lot of people working there basically shrug about how crazy it is and just say that that's the way it is. I'm betting that they get a LOT of complaints down to the fact that they don't even give people the times of their surgeries until the last hour which doesn't allow for people to schedule everything else in their lives when they have complicated home and family situations.
    Mar 10, 2023
    She was excellent in her attention to me.
    Feb 27, 2023
    After the medical department changed my appointment date I still waited for a long time in the lobby on the day of the appointment. After being called to the doctor's office I thought it would only take ten to fifteen minutes to wait. Unexpectedly I waited for more than half an hour. After asking the doctor came and had a bad attitude and poor service
    Feb 25, 2023
    Dr Han has always been overbooked but has as much time for me as I need. I feel like a partner in the decision making of my care.
    Feb 25, 2023
    Dr. Han was excellent and I so happy she us my provider!!!
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr. HAN and her team were great!!
    Jan 15, 2023
    Excellent care
    Jan 13, 2023
    She has to take care too many patients.
    Jan 06, 2023
    I will always recommend this provider to others
    Dec 30, 2022
    Dr. Han did a great job of describing the problem and possible solutions. Expressed confidence she could solve the problem.
    Dec 24, 2022
    The staff and doctor were wonderful! The problem seems to be with scheduling.
    Nov 23, 2022
    Dr. Han is excellent
    Nov 14, 2022
    Dr. Han is a busy doctor.
    Oct 22, 2022
    I will bring a book next time! The providers and staff were wonderful. Just a lot of wait time
    Oct 19, 2022
    I would recommend Dr. Han as a care provider but if patients are routinely kept waiting more than two hours as I was I would say go somewhere else.
    Oct 17, 2022
    Very professional and caring team
    Oct 11, 2022
    Dr. Han is an outstanding physician and a very compassionate doctor. She is a good listener and together we developed a strategy for my next steps.
    Oct 07, 2022
    Dr. Han is so wonderful. She treats so many patients and extends such friendliness and patience to her patients. She is very clear and detailed w/ discussing and explaining my condition. I feel very comfortable w/her. She apologies for wait times that are out flog her control and that is so thoughtful.
    Oct 02, 2022
    The fellow doctor and Dr Han were very knowledgeable. Great experience!
    Oct 02, 2022
    Location is a challenge.
    Sep 27, 2022
    Dr. Han is so backed up with patients that the visits always feel rushed.
    Sep 25, 2022
    I was able to get my questions answered promptly and clearly via mychart messages.
    Sep 11, 2022
    Dr Han is excellent and professional.
    Sep 06, 2022
    All good.
    Sep 05, 2022
    I was kept informed at all times and truly listened to.
    Aug 28, 2022
    Skill is not the issue. She is unsure of her patient's education/understanding level so repeats repeats repeats.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Dr Han is great. UCSF needs to value its great docs and not overload them. They are a precious resource.
    Aug 19, 2022
    Dr han is excellent
    Aug 18, 2022
    Dr. Han is very good at describing test results and the overall condition.
    Aug 12, 2022
    Fix appointment scheduling.
    Aug 12, 2022
    Excellent care
    Aug 09, 2022
    Instilled confidence and was compassionate.
    Aug 08, 2022
    Dr. Ying Han!!! She's the best. Very attentive very informative great bedside manner.'
    Aug 07, 2022
    Dr Han is great. I just wish she wasn't over booked.
    Aug 07, 2022
    I have great trust in Dr. Han to care for me in regards to my eye conditions. She listens to my concerns and responses accordingly. This is why I have continued to come back to UCSF for my care since I moved out of state 10 years ago!!!
    Aug 05, 2022
    Very long wait but Dr Han is worth it.
    Aug 05, 2022
    Once I met with Dr.Han she was excellent! The 2.5 hour wait time was very disappointing
    Jul 25, 2022
    Dr. Always seems rushed not just this visit but previous ones too
    Jul 20, 2022
    Dr Han is an exceptional doctor
    Jul 18, 2022
    The doctor is over scheduled and required to see too many patients. The result is a lower level of care for the patient certainly not what the University stand for. You must higher more physicians and stop focusing on your revenue. UC is supposed to be a teaching hospital not a cash cow.
    Jul 16, 2022
    Only she looks tired because patients are waiting for her. The good doctor always concerns about her patients. This is patient care it can't treat like buying stuffs or selling stuffs. I have been working in the intensive care unit for 33 years. All UCSF's doctors are very good & taking car of patients very well. They listen patients concern & treat patient as patient. Hope the system go back as before.
    Jul 12, 2022
    Jul 08, 2022
    Will recommend care provider with the caveat that extreme wait times are entrenched
    Jun 23, 2022
    Again I sent a message in April of 2022. And I never heard back. She told me that someone would reach out to me about an appointment and they never did. She said she would send a letter for me and I have no idea if that happened.
    Jun 07, 2022
    May 18, 2022
    I have had 2 people go to Dr Han and we're very pleased w her and all of the staff
    Apr 02, 2022
    Dr. Han and her team are the BEST !!!
    Mar 22, 2022
    Having very good experience
    Mar 10, 2022
    The care provider's Fellow was superb and added tremendous value to the care provider (Dr. Han) and to me.
    Feb 11, 2022
    I saw a least 3 providers and all were friendly polite and courteous
    Feb 08, 2022
    Actually it was an entire team of people--an assistant a resident and Dr. Han--who worked with me. Each one was very good. As I learned more about my condition during the visit I could ask for further clarification and information. Excellent.
    Jan 28, 2022
    No follow up care discussed. Excellent explanation of planned procedure.
    Jan 28, 2022
    As I live an hour and a half away from office reduces chance to refer.
    Jan 26, 2022
    Excellent doctor!!!
    Dec 31, 2021
    When the care provider runs over the staff have already left for the day and some follow up falls through the cracks
    Dec 11, 2021
    Information is also entered in the My Chart very good resource
    Dec 08, 2021
    UCSF and patients is very fortunate to have Dr. Han.
    Dec 05, 2021
    Very good
    Dec 04, 2021
    I am very fortunate to have Dr. Han as my doctor. She cares and gave me confidence.
    Oct 01, 2021
    Dr. Han is very a competent gifted surgeon and very personable in the care she is providing to me.
    Sep 21, 2021
    Dr. Han answered all of my questions and discussed my concerns due to a rare eye condition that I also have. I left feeling like she is the best doctor to handle my situation.
    Sep 06, 2021
    This was my first appt with Dr. Han and I plan on returning.
    Decorative Caduceus

    Glaucoma Drainage Device and Endothelial Cell Loss Compare Trial

    Change in central endothelial cell density based on assessment of Specular Microscopy images.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Clarifying the Optimal Application of SLT Therapy Trial

    Survival of first SLT through Month 12


    Decorative Caduceus

    Antibiotic Resistance In Eye Surgeries

    Normalized read counts (reads per million reads or rM) for fluoroquinolone resistance determinants from DNA deep sequencing for the conjunctival swabs at 1 week.