Peter A. Karth, M.D., M.B.A.

Retina specialist

Bio:   --- At this time, Dr. Karth has openings in his clinic schedule to see new patients with retinal related concerns. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Karth, please call 650-723-6995 and ask to speak with Maree del Castillo, or visit www.PeterKarthMD.com and send a message in the Contact tab ---

Dr. Peter A. Karth is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a vitreo-retinal specialist and surgeon, Dr. Karth is currently on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology as a Assistant Clinical Professor at The Byers Eye Institute.

With specific focus on minimally invasive small incision sutureless and painless surgery for delicate procedures such as floaters removal, macular holes, epiretinal membranes and macular pucker, Dr. Karth leverages his experience to focus on successful outcomes and a superior patient experience at every step. In the clinic, Dr. Karth and his team focus on providing cutting-edge patient care and the unparalleled patient experience in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular occlusions. Dr. Karth has implemented clinic standards to reduce patient wait times, improve outcomes, provide vision-saving care to all his patients.

OVERVIEW

www.PeterKarthMD.com - As a board-certified ophthalmologist and a vitreo-retinal physician and surgeon, Dr. Karth is currently on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology as a Assistant Clinical Professor at The Byers Eye Institute. Dr. Karth has had excellent training in vitreoretinal surgery and disease. He underwent Retinal Fellowship training at the renowned Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He has previously completed his surgically intense ophthalmology residency at Medical College of Wisconsin in 2013. Dr. Karth attended the ​University of Illinois at Chicago where he received his MD degree while concurrently completing his MBA degree at University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he concentrated in Entrepreneurship, Management, and Finance. Dr. Karth has contributed to many popular and peer-reviewed ophthalmic publications and has given several research presentations at national and international meetings. He is interested in medical device innovation, medical informatics applications, and healthcare clinical efficiency. Dr. Karth is a devoted clinician and surgeon.
4.8 out of 5
250 Patient Ratings
33 Patient Comments

Vitreoretinal and Macular Diseases

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hospital and Clinics (2015) CA
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2014)
  • Internship: St Francis Hospital-Evanston (2010) IL
  • Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin (2013) WI
  • Medical Education: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (2009) IL
4.9

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I didn't get any written post procedure care instructions

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

My visit to Dr. Peter Karth was a first visit, and to confirm a diagnois from another doctor. He was very approachable and thorough in explaning my care. So much so that I am changing my eye care needs to his office.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I was very impressed with the doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I was able to get an appointment quickly and the provider seemed very competent and professional.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

good

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Karth was very thorough and patient.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Excellent service

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

No medication. Overall good conversation and exam.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Karth, has been very helpful letting me know what has been going on with my eyes.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I would like to know how long I need to go before resuming normal activities and was not told this

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Came in told me the reason I'm not seeing well is cataracts & to come back in year & left. Never looked in my eyes as I though he would as my eyes were dilated. He spent 2 minutes with me & left!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Karth was a consummate pro and very open and honest. I'm glad I got to see him.

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4.8 out of 5
250 Patient Ratings
33 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I didn't get any written post procedure care instructions

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

My visit to Dr. Peter Karth was a first visit, and to confirm a diagnois from another doctor. He was very approachable and thorough in explaning my care. So much so that I am changing my eye care needs to his office.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I was very impressed with the doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I was able to get an appointment quickly and the provider seemed very competent and professional.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

good

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Karth was very thorough and patient.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Excellent service

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

No medication. Overall good conversation and exam.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Karth, has been very helpful letting me know what has been going on with my eyes.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I would like to know how long I need to go before resuming normal activities and was not told this

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Came in told me the reason I'm not seeing well is cataracts & to come back in year & left. Never looked in my eyes as I though he would as my eyes were dilated. He spent 2 minutes with me & left!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Karth was a consummate pro and very open and honest. I'm glad I got to see him.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Peter Alan Karth is dynamic, through his explanation, his advice , his care, I can see his passion, his devotion to his field. He is a good doctor no doubt I recommend him to anyone need an Opthalmologist

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I was very well attended by all the personnel of this hospital. Thank you very much & God take care of you & protect you.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I must say that I am blessed by the my medical team @ Stanford. Dr Karth was 5 stars and very comfortable to communicate with.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr KARTH was very professional and I was impressed with his interest in me as a new patient. I appreciated it, especially since I recently moved here from Connecticut.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Karth is a very good doctor. He even e-mailed me with what my condition was GREAT DOCTOR

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr Karth makes patients feel as though they and their issues are just as important to him as they are to the patient. He makes patients feel comfortable, that they are in the best possible place, and he always washes his hands in the presence of patients which is important to me.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I felt positive since this was my first visit with Dr. Karth

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I did not get a chance to fully understand my condition and felt rushed which made me forget to ask about the rest of my concerns

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

dr Karth is the Best!!!!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

my ipad is not allowimg me to fill in dots everything was excellent

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Karth was outstanding. He listened to my concerns, he took them seriously, and provided excellent explanations that made sense to me. I WILL return to see Dr. Karth in a year, as recommended. And I will highly recommend Dr. Karth to friends!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

all was a good experience

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

He was kind, thorough and competent.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Karth is a wonderful Doctor, after my surgery he called to speak to me as I thought that I was having some problems.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I was told "if you just don't dwell on the problem (visual field loss and blurred vision) it will go away". I felt this was insensitive, judgmental, unwise which led to trust his expertise.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

A very great blessing for me @ looking forward to knowing the leading experts at Stanford's medical world.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I call Dr. Peter Karth with a medical question about my condition he diagnosed. He has yet to call me back after 5 days!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Karth is knowledgeable, an excellent communicator, and made me feel at ease.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Karth demonstrates kindness and compassion, with professional demeanor

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Inter personal manner was caring.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Scheduling appointments and being on time not good.