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Doug Holsclaw, MD
Ophthalmic and Corneal Surgeon
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"Seeing the smiles and enjoyment my patients have from their laser vision correction surgery is one of my most rewarding experiences."


  • Douglas S. Holsclaw, MD, is one of the leading surgeons in The Permanente Medical Group, specializing in corneal surgery, diseases of the eye, and laser vision correction. Dr. Holsclaw was one of the founders of the Laser Vision Correction Center at UCSF Stanford Health Care and has been performing surgery since 1993. He is currently one of the national investigators for the Nidek Second Generation Excimer Laser, as well as one of the national Medical trainers for ophthalmologists on the VISX Star Excimer Laser.
  • Currently the Director of Cornea and External Disease, Uveitis and Corneal Transplantation Services at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City, Dr. Holsclaw also maintains a clinical academic appointment at UCSF Stanford Health Care and continues to teach, perform research and lecture nationally.
  • Dr. Holsclaw is board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and by the American Board of Ophthalmology. His clinical expertise is built upon his work as a full-time faculty member at UCSF Stanford Health Care as part of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service Team.


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Fellowship, Cornea, External Disease and Uveitis, University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Internship, Transitional, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
BS, Biology, University of California, Riverside

Professional Appointments and Affiliations

Regional Specialist, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Redwood City
Consulting Physician, Cornea Services, San Francisco General Hospital
Director, Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid and Ocular Inflammatory Disease Clinic, Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco
Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco
Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Doug Holsclaw, MD works at the following locations