Diana V. Do, MD, is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine.

She is an internationally recognized physician who specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of retinal disorders. Dr. Do is a board-certified ophthalmologist and is an expert in the management of age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, macular hole, retinal infections, and epiretinal membrane. She incorporates state-of-the-art treatment options for her patients while treating each individual with compassion and dignity. Her goal is to provide the highest level of care for each patient.

Dr. Do is a leading clinician-scientist who has authored over 150 publications in the medical literature and has contributed to over 25 book chapters. She has been the principal investigator and co-investigator on more than 45 clinical trials investigating novel treatments for retinal diseases and ocular inflammation. She has been an invited lecturer throughout the North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Furthermore, she has directed and participated in many continuing medical education courses for ophthalmologists and retina specialists throughout the United States.

Before joining Stanford, Dr. Do was Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. At Hopkins, she was Head of the Retina Fellowship Training Program. After her tenure at Johns Hopkins, she was recruited to serve as Vice Chair of Education and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. In addition, she was Program Director of the ophthalmology residency training program and Director of the Retinal Fellowship Training Program at Nebraska.

Dr. Do was educated at the University of California at Berkeley where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She received her medical degree (Alpha Omega Alpha) and was a Regents Scholar at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. After completing her medicine internship at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, she pursued both her ophthalmology training and retina fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Her academic achievements have been recognized with numerous national awards including the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Clinician-Scientist Award, the Ronald Michels Fellowship Foundation Award, the Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Do has an active clinical and surgical practice while she continues to investigate novel treatments for retinal diseases. In addition, she teaches students, residents, and retina fellows at Stanford.

Clinical Focus

  • Retina
  • Ophthalmology

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Professor, Stanford University (2017 - Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Honor Award, American Society of Retina Specialists (2016)
  • President's Award, Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (2010)
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2008)
  • Young Investigator Award, International Michelson Symposium (2007)
  • Heed Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Award, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation (2004)
  • Ronald G. Michels Fellowship, Ronald G. Michels Foundation (2004)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (1999)
  • Regents Scholarship, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (1995-1999)
  • I.L. Chaikoff Award, University of California, Berkeley (1995)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Organization (1995)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, Macula Society (2014 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Retina Specialists (2009 - Present)
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2003 - Present)
  • Member, ARVO (2003 - Present)
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (1998 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2012)
  • Retina Fellowship, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Surgical and Medical Retina (2005)
  • Fellowship:Wilmer Eye Institute (2005) MD
  • Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Ophthalmology Residency (2003)
  • Residency:Wilmer Eye Institute (2003) MD
  • Internship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine (2000)
  • Internship:Massachusetts General Hospital (2000) MA
  • MD, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, Medicine (1999)
  • Medical Education:University of California - San Francisco (1999) CA
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular and Cellular Biology (1995)


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