Robert L. StamperMD
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 therefrom 1987-1995.
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.