Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD

Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD

Glaucoma specialist

Bio:   Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg is Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University. His clinical effort is focused on patients in need of medical or surgical intervention for glaucoma and other retinal and optic nerve diseases, as well as cataract. His research is directed at neuroprotection and regeneration of retinal ganglion cells and the optic nerve, a major unmet need in glaucoma and other optic neuropathies, and his laboratory is developing novel stem cell and nanotherapeutics approaches for eye repair.

Dr. Goldberg received his B.S. magna cum laude from Yale University, and his M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University where he made significant discoveries about the failure of optic nerve regeneration. He did his clinical training in ophthalmology and then in glaucoma at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and was awarded a fellowship from the Heed Foundation. He was named the 2010 Scientist of the Year by the Hope For Vision foundation, and received the Cogan award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in 2012. He was elected in 2010 to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, an honorary society of physician scientists. He directs an NIH-funded research laboratory and has developed significant expertise with implementing FDA IND clinical trials for optic nerve neuroprotection and regeneration. His goal is to translate scientific discoveries to patient therapies.
4.8 out of 5
118 Patient Ratings
42 Patient Comments

Cataracts and Intraocular Lenses

Glaucoma Clinic

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ophthalmology Training (2010) FL
  • Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ophthalmology Training (2008) FL
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2009)
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2004) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford School of Medicine (2003) CA
  • Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Glaucoma (2010)
  • PhD, Stanford University, Neurosciences (2003)
  • MD, Stanford University, Medicine (2003)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair of Ophthlmology, Stanford University (2015 - Present)

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4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

3.9

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

verygood

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr Goldberg is outstanding

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Good

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Goldberg explained my condition and treatment options thoroughly. he is respectful of my decision making process, and he is so well informed on conventional & upcoming treatments. I've seen five other ophthalmologist, all excellent, an dDr. Goldberg is by far the best!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Goldberg is exceptional! He has a strong ability to communicate complicated & nuanced matters. He even is knowledgeable in alternative treatments. Dr. Goldberg instills confidence. He is the best opthamologist I've ever met.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Goldberg is always caring and informative. He answers all questions and concerns. I never feel he is rushing to the next patient.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Goldberg was awesome!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg is probably the finest physician I have ever encountered in my 74 years.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Outstanding care and attention by Dr. Goldberg. Dr. Goldberg is a considerate gentleman.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Goldberg seems to be an expert in the field of Glaucoma. When he finally showed up, he didn't rush me or talked down to me. He was patience and listened to my concerns. However, he didn't seem to want to take me on as a patient. He did not explicitly say no, but did not suggest that I should transfer care to him.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Great experience - Highly recommend Dr. Goldberg to others.

SHC Patient, May 2018

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4.8 out of 5
118 Patient Ratings
42 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

verygood

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr Goldberg is outstanding

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Good

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Goldberg explained my condition and treatment options thoroughly. he is respectful of my decision making process, and he is so well informed on conventional & upcoming treatments. I've seen five other ophthalmologist, all excellent, an dDr. Goldberg is by far the best!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Goldberg is exceptional! He has a strong ability to communicate complicated & nuanced matters. He even is knowledgeable in alternative treatments. Dr. Goldberg instills confidence. He is the best opthamologist I've ever met.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Goldberg is always caring and informative. He answers all questions and concerns. I never feel he is rushing to the next patient.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Goldberg was awesome!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg is probably the finest physician I have ever encountered in my 74 years.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Outstanding care and attention by Dr. Goldberg. Dr. Goldberg is a considerate gentleman.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Goldberg seems to be an expert in the field of Glaucoma. When he finally showed up, he didn't rush me or talked down to me. He was patience and listened to my concerns. However, he didn't seem to want to take me on as a patient. He did not explicitly say no, but did not suggest that I should transfer care to him.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Great experience - Highly recommend Dr. Goldberg to others.

SHC Patient, May 2018

ok

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

I have nothing but good things to say about the staff and especially, Dr. Goldberg.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

I love Dr. Goldberg.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Goldberg was very patient and understanding of my concerns. He made sure that he fully understood my medical issue and carefully explained to me both his diagnosis and treatment plan. He is excellent!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Goldberg. I was impressed, I like him!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Goldberg is one of the most outstanding doctors I have ever seen. He is patient and highly informative.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

There is no scale high enough to adequately "rate" the compassion, caring, and professionalism of my oncology team at Stanford Cancer Center.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Outstanding physician & communicator.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr Goldberg is very patient and has a great demeanor when talking to patients. He spent the time we needed, answered all of my questions and explained everything in terms I understood.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Honestly,I was flabbergasted that Dr Jeffrey Goldberg spent so much time with me and was so patient and comforting. Combine all of that with his superlative surgical skills and I am truly humbled. My daughter and I reverentially call him Magic Man.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr Goldberg is clearly the expert in his field. He is easy to speak with and a pleasure to work with,

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Goldberg and earlier the Resident were both excellent

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Goldberg was outstanding in every respect. I would recommend him to anyone.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

outstanding doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Goldberg is well qualified doctor, listens and gives helpful responses.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

After this trial study is over, I intend to transfer my eye care to Dr. Goldberg or one of the staff who specializes in my type of glaucoma. I felt as if I had finally found someone who understood.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Goldberg was excellent!

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Goldberg is very knowledgeable & has excellent bedside manner. He takes time to answer my questions and concerns.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Best in the world.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Amazing doctor. Knowledgeable. Patient, respectful. Competent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Outstanding!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Excellent care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I was really impressed!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Goldbar is one of a kind Thank You!!! 9. (Excellent).

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

I will recommend to have this provider to my friends and my relatives.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Excellent care!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

My doctor gave me the vision which I had 55 years ago.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent doctor!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

The best.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

SO much confidence in him!!!