George Tanaka, MD

H. George Tanaka, MD, is a fellowship-trained glaucoma surgeon who has been in practice for over 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently Co-Director of the Glaucoma Service at California Pacific Medical Center where he has been awarded the Clinical Faculty Teaching award five times. Dr. Tanaka received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He conducted two years of eye research at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary before completing an ophthalmology residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Tanaka then finished a glaucoma fellowship at Northwestern University before entering private practice and joining the clinical faculty at CPMC. Dr. Tanaka has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on glaucoma diagnosis and surgery. He is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, serves as an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, and has received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His clinical research interests center around novel methods of improving the success of conventional and minimally-invasive glaucoma surgeries. Dr. Tanaka also serves on the board of Hospital de la Familia Foundation, a charitable organization committed to developing a sustainable high-quality eye care program in rural Guatemala.