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Robert Stamper

Prof. Dr. Robert Stamper MD, FACS

Job Title:
Fortisure Distinguished Professor
Medical School:
State University of New York, Downstate
Residency Program:
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
San Francisco, United States
Contact Information:
10 Koret Way
San Francisco, CA
United States 94143
Phone: 4154763717
Fax: 4154760336

Dr. Robert L. Stamper is the Fortisure Distinguished Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. In addition, he was the Director of the Glaucoma Service in the Department of Ophthalmology there from 1998 to 2014. He was Director of the Glaucoma Service at California Pacific Medical Center for over 25 years and served as the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology there from 1987-1995.
Dr. Stamper has given numerous presentations at both national and international conferences and society meetings - most recently as visiting professor in Venezuela, Peru, New Zealand, Harvard, Washington University St. Louis and Yale. He is the senior author of the 7th and 8th editions of Becker-Shaffer's Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas. Dr. Stamper is also the recipient of many awards and honors, including being listed in the Best Doctors in America more than ten times, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1908. He has published over 95 peer-reviewed articles and has served on the editorial or review boards of the AJO, Archives, Ophthalmology, IOVS, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye Research, and Cataract and Refractive Surgery. His memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Ophthalmologic Society, the Glaucoma Society of the International Congress of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society of which he was the president in 1999-2000. Dr. Stamper was the American Glaucoma Society's guest of honor at their 25th anniversary meeting. He is a past Director of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He served for over 25 years with the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, was its President in 1984-5, and received the Statesmanship Award in 1989. He is also the recipient of the Troutman Master Teacher award and the Kimura Teaching award. His recent research interests include drug and surgical device trials, and screening for and treatment of glaucoma in the resource challenged parts of the world.
Dr. Stamper received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and his medical degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He completed his internship at Mt. Sinai Hospital of New York and his residency in ophthalmology at Washington University, Barnes Hospital in St. Louis Missouri where he also served a glaucoma fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. He served in the Peace Corps of the United States from 1966 to 1968.

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