MEET OUR PROVIDERS
Tracing our origin back to 1941, the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco has one of the largest number of glaucoma specialists in one location on the West Coast. We are proud of the team of Doctors we've assembled. All of our physicians are certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Our optometrists work closely with our glaucoma specialists to support the vision needs of our glaucoma patients.
Andrew G. Iwach, MD has been a glaucoma specialist since 1989. He is the Executive Director of the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco and Co-Founder of the Eye Surgery Center of San Francisco.
After studying electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Iwach received his medical degree from UCLA in 1984. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Stanford University Medical Center in 1988. Dr. Iwach trained in glaucoma under world-renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Robert N. Shaffer through the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He then joined Dr. Shaffer as a specialist in private practice.
Dr. Iwach is a Fellow of the American Glaucoma Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, serving as Secretary of Communications from 2006 to 2011. He is also Board Chairman of the Glaucoma Research Foundation and Founder and Executive Director of the Glaucoma Research and Education Group. He has chaired the annual Glaucoma Symposium held in San Francisco since 1997 and cofounded and has moderated the Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum since 2012. Dr. Iwach is an Associate Clinical Professor of ophthalmology at UCSF and a faculty instructor at California Pacific Medical Center.
Dr. Iwach is a respected researcher and much-sought speaker. He is an author of over 60 scientific publications and has presented over 500 lectures on glaucoma to his peers around the world. Some of his research interests include new laser techniques for glaucoma, drugs for use with surgery, congenital and childhood glaucomas, clinical drug trials, computerized medical database management, imaging devices, and parameters for selective laser trabeculoplasty. Dr. Iwach is also a media spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a past recipient of the Academy's Senior Honor Achievement Award. He has been listed in "Best Doctors" since 2001. In addition to his contributions to the medical community, his expertise has helped educate the public about eye disease.
Dr. Iwach welcomes a diverse population to his practice. He speaks Ukrainian, some Russian, and some Spanish.