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Kuldev Singh

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford Byers Eye Institute 2452 Watson Ct MC 5353 Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Tel Work (650) 723-6995 Fax (650) 725-6619
    Stanford Byers Eye Institute 2452 Watson Ct MC 5353 Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Tel Work (650) 723-6995 Fax (650) 725-6619
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 725-5750
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Professional Overview


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, OHSU and a Heed Foundation Fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Singh joined the Stanford faculty in 1992 He has published over 125 original peer-reviewed articles, delivered over 200 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 and serves on the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association. Dr. Singh is a member of the FDA Advisory Committee on Ophthalmic Devices and previously served as a Chair and Methodologist for the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Panel of the American Academy of Ophthalmology(AAO) Dr. Singh has received the Senior Achievement Award and two 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 recognizing contributions to the profession. 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.

Clinical Focus

  • Ophthalmology
  • glaucoma/cataract
  • cataract surgery
  • glaucoma surgery

Academic Appointments

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)

Honors and 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-)
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Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Standing Member, FDA Advisory Committee on Ophthalmic Devices (2014 - present)
  • Consultant, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2011 - present)
  • Associate Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology (1998 - present)
  • Chair, Ethics Task Force, American Glaucoma Society (2011 - 2013)
  • Chair, Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee Glaucoma Panel, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2003 - 2009)

Professional Education

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

Community and International Work



Postdoctoral Advisees

Anjum CheemaRobert Kule

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Glaucoma, clinical epidemiology


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