BARA doctors are all fellowship trained vitreoretinal surgeons whose training includes undergraduate degrees, medical School, internship, ophthalmology residency, and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship.
BARA doctors collectively have 100 years of experience.
Craig Leong, M.D. grew up in a small farming community in central California where his father practiced family medicine for forty years. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and attended Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.
It was during medical school that Dr. Leong became attracted to the beautiful images and delicate surgery of ophthalmology. He took his residency in ophthalmology at the State University of New York and a fellowship in retinal surgery at the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital - Cornell University Medical Center. During this time he was an Investigator for the Diabetic Retinopathy Vitrectomy Study. This was followed by a fellowship in medical retina with Francis L'Esperance, Jr., M.D., one of the co-developers of the argon laser for use in ophthalmology.
As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the UCSF School of Medicine he has actively participated in the resident teaching program for more than 20 years. Dr. Leong has a special interest in repairing complicated retinal detachments and treating diabetic retinopathy. As an Investigator for the Visudyne in Age Related Macular Degeneration Trial in 1999-2000 and as a Principal Investigator for the Genentach Focus, Marina, and Pier Studies of Lucentis in 2003-2005, Dr. Leong has remained at the forefront of the latest treatment modalities for macular degeneration.
When he is away from the office Dr. Leong is dedicated to his family. Together they do homework, play piano, attend concerts, and go to the theater and ballet. Each winter the family enjoys skiing and throughout the year they spend their vacations traveling.
Stewart A. Daniels, M.D. was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated with dual degrees and with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University. As a medical student at the prestigious School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Daniels received the merit-based Anna Bing Arnold Scholarship. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He pursued research and co-authored papers in the departments of ophthalmology, neurology, and psychology. While pursuing externships in ophthalmology at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, he confirmed his fascination with the retina.
Dr. Daniels stayed in California for his graduate medical training. He completed his internship at Mercy Hospital in San Diego. He returned to Los Angeles for his Ophthalmology Residency and Vitreoretinal Fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. He joined Bay Area Retina Associates in 1988.
Dr. Daniels is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the California Medical Association, the Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association, and the East Bay Ophthalmology Society. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has served as the Chairman of the John Muir Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology. He is an assistant clinical professor at UCSF and California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Daniels has spoken at several national and international meetings. He has published peer-reviewed articles on ophthalmic conditions. He has served as principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous clinical trials relating to medical and surgical retinal care, including the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. He has been recognized as one of the "top doctors" in the East Bay by his colleagues.
Aside from his passion for providing excellent, compassionate care for his patients, Dr. Daniels enjoys the fine dining found in the San Francisco Bay Area. This necessitates road cycling, hiking with his flat-coated retriever, and trail running through the beautiful East Bay hills. He has a keen interest in computer technology. He met his wife, a Boston native, while both were at Stanford. There he cooked and ran the kitchen of her dormitory. Their two daughters are on the East Coast pursuing their own degrees. The family enjoys travelling the world together.
Subhransu Ray, M.D., Ph.D. completed his ophthalmology training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School. Following residency he was selected as the Chief Resident, appointed as the Director of Eye Trauma, and served as an Associate Chief of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. His fellowship, in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous, was also at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has been awarded the prestigious Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship and the AOS-Knapp Foundation Awards. He has performed ocular research in the field of retinal neovascularization. He also holds a Ph.D. in Immunology. While at Bay Area Retina Associates, he has established multi-center clinical trials for wet Age Related Macular Degeneration, and is involved in developing new treatments for diabetes. Dr. Ray places great value in medical education and has lectured extensively in various topics of ophthalmology. His surgical interests are in diabetes, macular diseases, and ocular trauma.
Dr. Ray's education has taken him through Maryland, Chicago, New York, and Boston. Dr. Ray enjoys spending time with his wife, who is a nephrologist. He enjoys cooking, gardening, and playing basketball during his free time.
Dr. T. Daniel Ting, M.D., Ph.D. grew up on the West Coast (the west coast of Lake Michigan in Chicago). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago and then enrolled in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois. He decided on a career in ophthalmology and completed his residency training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he also served as Chief Resident.
He completed his Vitreoretinal fellowship at the Duke University Eye Center where he was granted the Hornaday Fellow Award for excellence in teaching, clinical care, ethics, and research. During his fellowship, Dr. Ting was also awarded the prestigious Knapp Fellowship by the American Ophthalmological Society, as well as the Heed Fellowship by the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation.
Dr. Ting specializes in the latest techniques for the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and retinal detachment. He is involved in several national clinical trials studying new treatments for diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular disease. He has also published multiple scientific papers and book chapters on vision research.
Dr. Ting is married and has two sons and a dog. He enjoys traveling with his family, computers, and woodworking. He is also passionate about football and was a starting player as a freshman on the University of Chicago football team, home of the first Heisman Trophy winner. His bid to return the Heisman trophy to his alma mater was derailed as he played the unglamorous position of defensive lineman.
Tushar M. Ranchod, M.D. grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University and medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ranchod received his ophthalmology residency training at the University of Pennsylvania's Scheie Eye Institute with a subsequent fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Disease at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Dr. Ranchod has published more than 20 research papers and book chapters on topics including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal laser procedures, vitreoretinal physiology, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, and current techniques in retinal surgery. He has special interest in the innovation of surgical instruments to facilitate intraocular retinal procedures.
Dr. Ranchod has given talks at both national and international meetings and was a recipient of the prestigious Ronald G. Michels Fellowship award. He is an Assistant Editor for RETINA, the leading scientific journal in the field of vitreoretinal surgery and disease. Dr. Ranchod is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Ranchod is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the California Medical Association, and the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association. His nonmedical interests include cooking, sculpting, and computer-aided design.
Roger A. Goldberg, M.D., M.B.A., a native of Boston, graduated from both college and medical school at Yale University. He completed his residency in Miami at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s top eye hospital and residency-training program. He returned to Boston for a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at Tufts and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. Dr. Goldberg is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is an active member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the Retina Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Goldberg has published numerous research manuscripts and book chapters, including first-author publications in The New England Journal of Medicine, Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology, and American Journal of Ophthalmology. He serves as a Reviewer for Ophthalmology, AJO and Retina, and lectures at national and international meetings. He has been an investigator in over 30 clinical trials for age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, and diabetic retinopathy, among others. His surgical interests include macular surgery, complex retinal detachment repair and complications of cataract surgery.
Between college and medical school, Dr. Goldberg spent a year as a Rotary Scholar at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, and then worked as a healthcare consultant at McKinsey & Co. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Goldberg received an MBA from Yale and co-founded an ophthalmic startup.
Though loyal to his Boston sports teams, Dr. Goldberg is an enthusiastic transplant to the Bay Area, where he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and three children.
Dr. Caesar K. Luo, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board certified vitreo-retinal surgeon, who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases and conditions. Dr. Luo graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. Dr. Luo continued his education at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where he earned his medical degree with a Distinction in Community Service. Dr. Luo completed his medical internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; followed by his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Institute also in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Luo completed his training with a vitreo-retinal fellowship, including pediatric retinal surgery at Associated Retinal Consultants in Royal Oak, Michigan.
He has earned many academic honors and awards during his training. During his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Luo was selected as Co-Chief Resident. He has authored and co-authored many research publications and has lectured at international conferences on various ocular conditions and diseases, especially those associated with the retina. Dr. Luo resides in the Rockridge area. He enjoys classical piano, traveling, soccer, skiing, and road biking.