Kuldev Singh, MD

Glaucoma specialist, Cataract specialist

Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center
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. Dr. Singh's clinical practice focuses on the medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma and cataract.

Dr. Singh has served as President of the American Glaucoma Society and Executive Vice President, the chief executive position, of the World Glaucoma Association and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of both organizations. He 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 a consultant for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute for which he assists NASA in solving eye problems related to space travel. 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.

Dr. Singh is one of seven individuals and the second American to have received 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.
4.7 out of 5
354 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

Byers Eye Institute

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University (1987) MD
  • 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
  • Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University (1986) MD

Honors & Awards

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

Administrative Appointments

  • Board of Governors, World Glaucoma Association (2007 - 2017)
  • President, American Glaucoma Society (2013 - 2015)
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Glaucoma Research Foundation (2009 - 2011)
  • Executive Vice President, World Glaucoma Association (2008 - 2012)
  • Academic Advising Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002 - 2005)
  • Residency Training Program Director, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University (1993 - 1996)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

3.4

Wait times

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.

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4.7 out of 5
354 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

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.