Kuldev Singh, MD

Kuldev Singh, MD

Glaucoma specialist, Cataract specialist

Bio:   Kuldev Singh is Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Glaucoma Service. He received his MD and MPH degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and was a Dana Foundation Fellow at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following residency training at the Casey Eye Institute and a Heed Foundation Fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Singh joined the Stanford faculty in 1992. He has published over 300 papers, book chapters, monographs and abstracts including over 150 original peer-reviewed articles, delivered over 350 invited lectures on six continents, edited two textbooks and served on the editorial boards of ten ophthalmic publications. Dr. Singh’s current research interests include glaucoma and cataract surgical trials, epidemiology, genetics as well as health care delivery in underserved communities in the United States and overseas. He is an investigator in the National Institutes of Health funded NEI Glaucoma Human Genetics Collaboration and is funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to study patient related outcomes with minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. Dr. Singh's clinical practice focuses on the medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma and cataract.

He has served as President of the American Glaucoma Society, Executive Vice President of the World Glaucoma Association and Board Chair for the Glaucoma Research Foundation and serves on the Senior Advisory Committee of the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery.

Dr. Singh is a member of the FDA Advisory Committee on Ophthalmic Devices and serves on the Executive Committee for the UCSF/Stanford Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) which is an FDA funded initiative to support innovative research, education, outreach, and scientific exchange together with foundations and commercial entities interested in the development of FDA-approved medical products. He is a consultant for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute for which he assists NASA in solving eye problems related to space travel. Dr. Singh is co-chair of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology ARVO Translational Vision Summit Steering Committee. He received the 2015 Life Achievement Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Singh served as an Academic Advising Dean at the School of Medicine from 2002-2005 and two three year terms as an elected at-large member of the Faculty Senate from 2006-2012. He received the 2006 School of Medicine Franklin G. Ebaugh Jr. Award and was one of two recipients of the 2012 University-wide Asian American Faculty Award.

In 2013, Dr. Singh was the second American to receive the World Glaucoma Association Founder's Award, the biennially presented highest honor of the Association. In 2014, he was inducted into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health as a distinguished alumnus. A global survey published in the April, 2014 issue of a U.K. based publication, The Ophthalmologist, ranked Dr. Singh as one of the 100 most influential individuals in ophthalmology worldwide.
4.6 out of 5
529 Patient Ratings
103 Patient Comments

Cataracts and Intraocular Lenses

Glaucoma Clinic

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (1992)
  • Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (1992) FL
  • Residency: Oregon Health Sciences Univ Hospital (1991) OR
  • Internship: Greater Baltimore Medical Ctr (1988) MD
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University (1987) MD
  • Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University (1986) MD

Honors & Awards

  • Asian American Faculty Award, Stanford University (2012)
  • Best Doctor, Best Doctors in America (1996-)
  • Delta Omega Honor Society, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2014)
  • Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust Fellowship, Dana Foundation/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1986-87)
  • First Prize, Challenge Cup, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2006)
  • Founder's Award, World Glaucoma Association (2013)
  • Franklin G. Ebaugh Jr. Award for Advising Medical Students, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006)
  • Heed Fellowship, The Heed Foundation (1991-92)
  • James McGill Award, McGill University (1979)
  • Life Achievement Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2015)
  • Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2005)

Administrative Appointments

  • Academic Advising Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002 - 2005)
  • Board of Governors, World Glaucoma Association (2007 - 2017)
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Glaucoma Research Foundation (2009 - 2011)
  • Executive Vice President, World Glaucoma Association (2008 - 2012)
  • President, American Glaucoma Society (2013 - 2015)
  • Residency Training Program Director, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University (1993 - 1996)
4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Recommended to others

3.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

No bad experience so far. I believe in this Dr. Singh. He is doing excellent job.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr Singh is excellent - he is perhaps overcommitted - but - what is one to do then?

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

very good

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Saw 2 doctors. First was a fellow who was very thorough and good at explaining. Second was main doctor. He was swamped with patients that day, seemed like he was rushed.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Singh is one of the finest and I'm glad advancing doctors in their proffesion can see him at work.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

dr. Singh is one of his kind

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Singh is the best! He answers all my questions patiently and in a manner that makes it easy for me to understand the answers.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. describes everything and gives you a feeling of control. very comforting to know everything being done.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Singh is terrific!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

He doesn't give me enough time to talk and explain about surgery, he should give me more time to talk, what he wants to do.

SHC Patient, May 2017

very good.

SHC Patient, May 2017

The Opthomology dept does not use My Health. None of the test results or doctors notes/comments are accessible to me.

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4.6 out of 5
529 Patient Ratings
103 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

No bad experience so far. I believe in this Dr. Singh. He is doing excellent job.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr Singh is excellent - he is perhaps overcommitted - but - what is one to do then?

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

very good

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Saw 2 doctors. First was a fellow who was very thorough and good at explaining. Second was main doctor. He was swamped with patients that day, seemed like he was rushed.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Singh is one of the finest and I'm glad advancing doctors in their proffesion can see him at work.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

dr. Singh is one of his kind

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Singh is the best! He answers all my questions patiently and in a manner that makes it easy for me to understand the answers.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. describes everything and gives you a feeling of control. very comforting to know everything being done.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Singh is terrific!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

He doesn't give me enough time to talk and explain about surgery, he should give me more time to talk, what he wants to do.

SHC Patient, May 2017

very good.

SHC Patient, May 2017

The Opthomology dept does not use My Health. None of the test results or doctors notes/comments are accessible to me.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr Singh is a superb clinician and a fine person too.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Doctor is very busy - he is great - but he is very busy

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I am thankful for Dr. Singh for helping to preserve my vision so far.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Doctor is very busy - he does a great job but I have a feeling he is stretched to the max -

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Drs Singh and his associate are excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

like both Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Singh

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I have already to recommend Dr. Singh to me friends of mine.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Singh is the best!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr Singh is great - he is obviously very very busy

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I am very happy with Dr. Singh's professionalism and medical competence. I have been under his care for the past 3-4 years. I hope to seek his advice again when I am in need.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

My care provider (Dr. Singh) shows interest and concern about my surgery; I will always praise him for the good job done.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr Singh was excellent!!!!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I have every confidence in the care I receive and enjoy the warm and friendly interaction with the ophthalmologists I see

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Singh is the best. He is very knowledgeable and I have much confidence in this decisions.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Singh just said readings the resident took were good taken with the other tests taken a few months ago, then he got up and left. Assumed this was good, and went out and made a follow up appointment since he didn't say I was cured and didn't need to come back. Would like if the resident and doctor told me what they were looking for and what they see since I'm the one that drives over an hour to the office, and have to put up with the drops and the eye condition in the first place. Overall the time I've been coming to SHC, I feel that the doctor is experienced, and I put up with the waits because overall the office seems more patient focused than other medical offices. Dr. Singh is usually personable, but maybe he was in a rush that morning. He wasn't brusque, but I was kind of at a loss on what to do when he left.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I have confidence in Dr. Singh

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

very good

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I felt that that my time with my doctor was my time valuable in spite of how busy he/the clinic was. I received the time I needed and never felt rushed. Waiting is not an issue knowing each patient is treated in this way.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Singh is always pleasant & professional.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

i am a physian colleague and established patient of this excellent MD

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The care provider is great - I have great confidence in him - he is, however, very overbooked

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Best experience ever! Dr. Singh made us feel confident that he could do this complex surgery on my mom's cataracts and he could handle her ALZ without issue. I was so impressed with his confidence and did not experience anxiety that he would not be able to do the surgery. Other eye surgeons did not feel comfortable doing the surgery due to her ALZ. Instructions were well given and reviewed and I was happy to get a printed copy of the instructions too.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Singh is an excellent doctor. I have been treated by eye doctors in Cleveland Ohio, Alexandria Virginia, Dallas Texas and at Stanford. Dr. Singh rates No. 1 in my estimation.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Excellent experience!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Kuldev Singh is a caring doctor. He always thoroughly examing my eye condition. He also stays on top of my eye issues.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

very professional, caring

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I never have any problem with clinic

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Been coming to see this provider, Dr. Kuldev Singh for 20 years now. Good experience.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr is over scheduled.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Caregivers are excellent

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

In the 10 minutes he spent with me, Dr. Singh was very pleasant as he always is. I find the questions about rather condescending. I don't have a problem understanding words about my condition.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent care provided by the doctors. I am satisfied that my treatment is in safe & expert hands.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Good experience

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I came to Stanford for my care because of Dr Singh. He was the first person who was willing to spend the time helping me understand better what was going on with my glaucoma and t0 outline carefully the treatment plan. I would go to no one else.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr has gone out of his way to make sure I'm taken care of.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

excellent care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I will always recommend highly the Doctor Singh, Kuldev, MD.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

he is always in rush

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

This rating is on my first consultation with the Byers Eye Institute. The detailed examination was first completed by a Fellow, then Dr. Kuldev Singh came in for the final decision. The Fellow did a careful job in his examination, but seemed to be uncomfortable in his communication with the patient. Dr. Singh was reasonably courteous, and quickly made the decision for the best treatment. He must have enough information about my conditions from the referral letter of my local specialist. I have confidence in Dr. Singh's decision, and plan to ask him to perform the recommended surgery for me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr Kuldev Singh is the best glaucoma specialist in the bay area - I have seen docs at UCSF as well but he has the most experience esp with my type of glaucoma

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I am quite happy with the explanations and advice provided by Dr. Singh and the nursing staff.

SHC Patient, May 2016

i'm at Stanford graduate and appreciate being treated as an intelligent person. You never talk down to me and listen

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr Singh is outstanding. However the resident did not introduce self nor give a card. And needs to develop "softer hands" for the exam.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, May 2016

My feeling about Dr. he was in a rush.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Singh is awesome. I have the utmost confidence in the care he provides to me. He always takes the time to make sure we have covered any and all questions regarding my concerns.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Singh is the best!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I have been to other eye exams and this is by far the best. Very complete and efficient

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Singh is truly a gifted and wonderful doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Singh is great. Great communicator and skilled surgeon.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Singh knows me and I feel very confident that he cares about my well being based on multiple interactions over the years.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Everyone person that I have dill with of the best person always of the times.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Kuldev Singh is very friendly and thorough physician. He would test you repeatedly to confirm his diagnosis. It is a great privilege to have his service!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

extremely over work doctor

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

May I again commend these 2 doctors for their care and concern for my eyes sight so I will be able to see better. Thanks to them both also their staffs that work so hard without any hesitation I know they will help others.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Great doctor and team

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

staff and care provider spend a significant amount of time on the computer. Lots of repeat questions.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I am very grateful to have found Dr. Kuldev Singh. He has my utmost respect and trust. He is kind and friendly too. Most importantly, with him, I feel that I am truly in the best of hands.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Hopefully I'll learn more during my follow-up appt. The problem is I didn't know what questions to ask.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Overall quality of care is excellent.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Terrific doctor that I trust completely.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Singh is the best.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Singh is outstanding. I am fortunate to have him as my doctor. The staff is also very good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

The best of care

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

The test result was normal- however, I did not feel the result was clearly communicated nor explained. I thought the amount of the information communicated could be easily sent through email- knowing it was "normal" without any explanation nor follow-up care to be taken that need to be communicated to me in person.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I like and respect Dr. Singh, but dealing with Eye Institute at Stanford is very difficult - frustrating & humiliating.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Provider is great clinic is terrible

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

best doctor!!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Would appreciate being told that I'm going to be seen by a resident/fellow etc, and what their role is. Dr. Singh seems to remember me which is appreciated, but sometimes seems distracted. Overall, I feel that I'm treated respectfully and that they have the knowledge to treat me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

care provided by the doctor was excellent

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

My care provider, Dr. Singh is excellent. I trust her totally and will recommend HIM.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I trust Dr.Singh completely. He has saved my sight.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

This provider is an eye specialist and has taken care of my eyes for the past 18 years. He's a great provider and I will recommend him to anyone.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Excellent experience.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Singh is the best of the best.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I am happy with doctor singh as my doctor in stanford eye clinic

SHC Patient, May 2015

Excellent provider.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Felt somewhat fragmented since no mention of treatment/plan currently receiving by other ophth. (retinal specialist).

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Singh is the perfect doctor for my glaucoma condition. He works in partnership with me, answering my numerous questions and planning the course of my treatment with me. He always gives me the time I need to cover the complexities of my case. I have the highest degree of confidence in him.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I have already recommended Dr. Singh and the Eye Clinic to my friends and acquaintances, and will continue to do so.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

All staff competent & polite.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Singh is exceptionally wonderful.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I am grateful and so happy Dr. Singh is my doctor, he very friendly.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Singh is wonderful, competent - THE BEST.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Despite delays & long waits and trouble with appointments, I trust Dr. Singh simplicity with my eyesight.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Capable physician - scheduling - likely patient load - is the issue.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Great surgeon - very bad experience during last visit.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Always good.