Myra Beth Safo graduated from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in French. She attended UNT Health Science Center, obtaining a Master of Science from the School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Safo then earned a dual medical degree and Master of Public Health from UT Health San Antonio and UT Health Houston, respectively, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her internal medicine internship at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Maryland.
Dr. Safo is interested in the ocular manifestations of chronic diseases and how health disparities have an impact on patient outcomes. She plans to practice in medically underserved communities upon completion of her residency.
CPMC and the Bay Area in general have been invaluable to Dr. Safo. The exposure of residents to a wide range of ocular pathologies, the strong partnerships with international ophthalmology programs, and a consistent history of producing highly skilled surgeons are only a few of the characteristics of CPMC that distinguish its residency program from others in the country. Upon graduating from CPMC, Dr. Safo plans to remain very involved in the program and alumni community.