Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg is Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. 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. A partial list of clinical trials can be found on the department webpage,

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (2010) FL
  • Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (2008) FL
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 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)


Clinical Trials

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Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

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Practice Locations

Glaucoma Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Cataracts and Intraocular Lenses Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Glaucoma Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

Byers Eye Institute Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Physician, staff, students were all helpful and professional. Answered all my questions
Everything about our visit was excellent!
Superb physician and bedside manner
I have a very good relationship with Dr. Goldberg. I find him attentive and caring
More thaan very good; world-class; plus careful and wise
Dr. Goldberg is a great doctor and person.
The Stanford Eye Institute is an excellent and comfortable institute. We live in San Francisco and prefer to drive to Stanford because we appreciate the reception and the quality of care that the staff provides. Thank Stanford Eye!
I am incredibly happy to be able to go to Stanford Health
Demonstrated genuine interest in treating my 'abnormality'.
Exceptional care. Thank you!
Excellent Dr, Excellent staff! Very Hapoy with eye care. Thank you.
Flawless…everything great…
My doctor is smart.
Very thorough and very attentive. Knowledgeable.
None better
I trust him completely with my vision care, and his upbeat, optimistic demeanor and dedication to finding a cure for this irreversible, degenerative condition buoy my spirits and give me hope.
Excellent doctor. I was told he was on time when I checked. Actual wait time was 2.5 hours in a crowded waiting room.
My appointment with Dr. Goldberg was outstanding. I was dismayed, however, with the visual field staff. I felt they needed more training.
On time, professional, considerate of me
Best doctor I've ever had: positive, upbeat, kind, active listener who addresses all my concerns before I've even articulated them. His dedication to the pursuit of vision restoration gives me great hope.
Dr. Goldberg is very responsible and excellent in surgery
I highly recommend Dr. Goldberg.
Dr. Goldberg was always caring and competent in explaining about my issues thoroughly
Great improvement on waiting time
Very welcoming efficient and helpful
Treatment has been a long journey, but has improved a good deal within the last year.
The care I receive from Dr. Goldberg and his team at Byers Eye Institute far exceeds anything I have experienced elsewhere.
Dr. Goldberg, his residents and staff are the best possible choice for serious cutting edge eye care in the area. Dr. Goldberg performed the glaucoma laser surgery on my eye himself and I couldn’t be happier or more confident in the results.
It was an excellent experience overall and I'm thankful I was able to see Dr. Goldberg and he could help me with my situation!
He is a wonderful doctor! Very thoughtful, patient, personable, and of course very experienced and well informed. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Question and list of answers not compatible, but I got the point
Dr. Goldberg and his assistant are truly exceptional. I feel extremely well taken care of. Thank you!
I have much confidence in Dr. Goldberg.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg was exactly what I hoped & needed for 2nd opinion options. In addition, & in particular, he was thorough, kind, patient, understanding & an exceptional listener. His advise & recommendation were exactly what was needed.
Dr. Goldberg is very compassionate and very caring provider.
The very best in his field!
I have high regards for my doctor , and wish that occasionally we spend more time looking on a bigger picture of my condition, discussed the overall Developnent of my desease just to be better informed and maybe reassured. it's a very lonely place to deal with the progression of the glaucoma on my own. .there is no family or a friend that can accomplish this with me, just my doctor. I like him a great deal, trust his expreptise, just once in a while I want to have an overview consult and feeling rushed.
Dr. Goldberg is one of the most caring, helpful doctors I have ever had.
Dr. Goldberg desperately needs an assistant to better manage his schedule.
Dr Goldberg is outstanding
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!
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.
Dr. Goldberg is always caring and informative. He answers all questions and concerns. I never feel he is rushing to the next patient.
Dr. Goldberg was awesome!
Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg is probably the finest physician I have ever encountered in my 74 years.
Outstanding care and attention by Dr. Goldberg. Dr. Goldberg is a considerate gentleman.
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.
Great experience - Highly recommend Dr. Goldberg to others.
I have nothing but good things to say about the staff and especially, Dr. Goldberg.
I love Dr. Goldberg.
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!
This was my first visit with Dr. Goldberg. I was impressed, I like him!
Dr. Goldberg is one of the most outstanding doctors I have ever seen. He is patient and highly informative.
There is no scale high enough to adequately "rate" the compassion, caring, and professionalism of my oncology team at Stanford Cancer Center.
Outstanding physician & communicator.
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.
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.
Dr Goldberg is clearly the expert in his field. He is easy to speak with and a pleasure to work with,
Dr. Goldberg and earlier the Resident were both excellent
Dr. Goldberg was outstanding in every respect. I would recommend him to anyone.
outstanding doctor.
Dr. Goldberg is well qualified doctor, listens and gives helpful responses.
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.
Dr. Goldberg was excellent!
Dr. Goldberg is very knowledgeable & has excellent bedside manner. He takes time to answer my questions and concerns.
Best in the world.
Amazing doctor. Knowledgeable. Patient, respectful. Competent.
Excellent care.
I was really impressed!
Dr. Goldbar is one of a kind Thank You!!! 9. (Excellent).
I will recommend to have this provider to my friends and my relatives.
Excellent care!
My doctor gave me the vision which I had 55 years ago.
Excellent doctor!!
The best.
SO much confidence in him!!!

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