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. 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 250 papers, book chapters, monographs and abstracts including over 125 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. His clinical practice focuses on the medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma and cataract.

Dr. Singh is President of the American Glaucoma Society and serves on the Senior Advisory Committee of the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery. He is immediate past Executive Vice President, the Chief Executive position, of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and continues to serve on the Board of Governors of this organization which represents over 11,000 glaucoma practitioners and scientists worldwide. 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 previously served as a Chair and Methodologist for the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Panel of the American Academy of Ophthalmology(AAO) and has received the Senior Achievement Award as well as three Secretariat Awards from AAO. He 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. Dr. Singh 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. He in one of seven individuals and the second American to have received the WGA Founder's Award, the biennially presented highest honor of the Association. In 2014, Dr. Singh 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 https://theophthalmologist.com/power-list/.
4.6 out of 5
333 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

Byers Eye Institute

  • 2452 Watson Court
  • Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Phone: 650-723-6995
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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

  • 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)
  • 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)

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.8

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

3.4

Wait times

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.

4.6 out of 5
333 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

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.