Sutter Health CPMC

Sutter Health provides the accredited home for today’s CPMC Ophthalmology residency, which is one of 4 Sutter sponsored residency programs along with 14 fellowship programs including one in Retina.

Headquartered in Sacramento, Sutter Health provides coordinated care to more than 3 million Californians and it committed to ensuring healthcare is accessible and inclusive to all by offering comprehensive services and quality health programs tailored to Northern California’s diverse communities. As a not-for-profit organization, Sutter hospitals serve more of the Medi-Cal patient population than any other health system in Northern California.

California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) is the flagship hospital and tertiary care center of Northern California’s Sutter Health System, the second largest health system in California after Kaiser Permanente. CPMC was formed as the result of a merger between several of the oldest hospitals in San Francisco. Today, CPMC is made up of four main campuses: The flagship Van Ness campus (opened in 2019), Pacific campus, Davies campus, and Mission-Bernal. The CPMC Department of Ophthalmology is housed in a new, state of the art facility known as the Pacific Vision Eye Institute located on Van Ness Avenue, a few blocks from the CPMC flagship hospital.

The CPMC Department of Ophthalmology has a long tradition of caring for the underserved, training residents and fellows to become excellent clinicians and surgeons, and striving for excellence in research, professional development, and community service. CPMC has been serving the eye care needs of the San Francisco Bay Area for over 130 years. CPMC’s mission is to offer high quality service in a compassionate environment stimulated by education and research support.

Three residents are welcomed each year to the three-year program to train as eye surgeons in the full spectrum of ophthalmology, building hands-on experience in all subspecialties including cornea, glaucoma, retina, uveitis, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, pediatric ophthalmology, ocular oncology, ophthalmic pathology, contact lens, low-vision, and refractive surgery.

CPMC residents spend the majority of their time at the Pacific Vision Eye Institute (PVEI), which opened in 2017 with support from the Pacific Vision Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the CPMC Department of Ophthalmology. PVEI, a state-of-the-art facility that houses multiple ophthalmology clinics including the Lions Eye Clinic, and surgical center, is the home of the CPMC Department of Ophthalmology.

Kevin Denny, MD Department Chair
Department Chair Kevin Denny, MD
Program Director
Kasra Eliasieh, MD