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Gerami Seitzman, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Proctor Foundation
SchoolChancellor/EVC/FAS
Phone415-476-1442
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    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIM.D.1999
    St. Joseph Mercy Hopsital, Ann Arbor, MIInternship2000Internal Medicine
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDResidency2003Ophthalmology
    Francis I. Proctor Foundation/UCSF, San Francisco, CAFellowship2004Cornea, External Disease, and Uveitis
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Gerami Seitzman, MD is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a cornea and external disease specialist at the F.I. Proctor Foundation. She also sees general ophthalmology patients in the comprehensive division of the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology.
    A native of Michigan, she obtained her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan. After an internal medicine internship, she completed her Ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She then spent an additional year completing a medical and surgical fellowship in cornea, external disease, and uveitis at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation at UCSF. After fellowship, Dr. Seitzman returned to Baltimore where she was Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, part-time, at The Wilmer Eye Institute and was the full-time Director of Cornea, External Disease, and Uveitis at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She is happy to return to the bay area and is very pleased to re-join UCSF as faculty. She enjoys teaching, communication, and patient care.
    She belongs to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor society, the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, is board certified, and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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    1. Sutra P, Rose-Nussbaumer J, Gonzales JA, Wang K, Hinterwirth A, Seitzman G, Bloomer M, Acharya N, Doan T. Metagenomic Deep Sequencing to Investigate for an Infectious Etiology of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome. Cornea. 2020 May 11. PMID: 32398422.
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    2. Gonzales JA, Shiboski SC, Bunya VY, Akpek EK, Rose-Nussbaumer J, Seitzman GD, Criswell LA, Shiboski CH, Lietman TM. Ocular Clinical Signs and Diagnostic Tests Most Compatible With Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca: A Latent Class Approach. Cornea. 2020 Apr 02. PMID: 32251167.
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    3. Seitzman GD, Doan T. No Time for Tears. Ophthalmology. 2020 Mar 26. PMID: 32303374.
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    4. Ahmad TR, Ashraf DC, Seitzman GD. Corneal Deposits in a Patient With Anti-Interferon-? Autoantibody Syndrome. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020 Jan 09. PMID: 31917440.
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    5. Takhar JS, Joye AS, Somkijrungroj T, Laovirojjanakul W, Lin CP, Lietman TM, Porco TC, Keenan JD, Gebreegziabher EA, Seitzman GD, Rose-Nussbaumer J, Doan TA, Acharya NR, Gonzales JA. A double masked randomised 4-week, placebo-controlled study in the USA, Thailand and Taiwan to compare the efficacy of oral valganciclovir and topical 2% ganciclovir in the treatment of cytomegalovirus anterior uveitis: study protocol. BMJ Open. 2019 Dec 19; 9(12):e033175. PMID: 31862739.
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    6. Lee MD, Seitzman GD, Schallhorn JM. Atypical Scleral Mass. Ophthalmology. 2019 12; 126(12):1614. PMID: 31759497.
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    7. Lawson Ung, Nisha R Acharya, Tushar Agarwal, Eduardo C Alfonso, Bhupesh Bagga, Paulo JM Bispo, Matthew J Burton, John KG Dart, Thuy Doan, Suzanne MJ Fleiszig, Prashant Garg, Michael S Gilmore, David C Gritz, Linda D Hazlett, Alfonso Iovieno, Vishal Jhanji, John H Kempen, Cecilia S Lee, Thomas M Lietman, Todd P Margolis, Stephen D McLeod, Jod S Mehta, Darlene Miller, Eric Pearlman, Lalitha Prajna, N Venkatesh Prajna, Gerami D Seitzman, Swapna S Shanbhag, Namrata Sharma, Savitri Sharma, Muthiah Srinivasan, Fiona Stapleton, Donald TH Tan, Radhika Tandon, Hugh R Taylor, Elmer Y Tu, Sonal S Tuli, Rasik B Vajpayee, Russell N Van Gelder, Stephanie L Watson, Michael E Zegans, James Chodosh. Infectious corneal ulceration: a proposal for neglected tropical disease status. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2019 Dec 1; 97(12):854-856.
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    8. Beck KM, Seitzman GD, Yang EJ, Sanchez IM, Liao W. Ocular Co-Morbidities of Atopic Dermatitis. Part II: Ocular Disease Secondary to Treatments. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2019 Dec; 20(6):807-815. PMID: 31352589.
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    9. Beck KM, Seitzman GD, Yang EJ, Sanchez IM, Liao W. Ocular Co-Morbidities of Atopic Dermatitis. Part I: Associated Ocular Diseases. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2019 Dec; 20(6):797-805. PMID: 31359350.
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    10. Ung L, Acharya NR, Agarwal T, Alfonso EC, Bagga B, Bispo PJ, Burton MJ, Dart JK, Doan T, Fleiszig SM, Garg P, Gilmore MS, Gritz DC, Hazlett LD, Iovieno A, Jhanji V, Kempen JH, Lee CS, Lietman TM, Margolis TP, McLeod SD, Mehta JS, Miller D, Pearlman E, Prajna L, Prajna NV, Seitzman GD, Shanbhag SS, Sharma N, Sharma S, Srinivasan M, Stapleton F, Tan DT, Tandon R, Taylor HR, Tu EY, Tuli SS, Vajpayee RB, Van Gelder RN, Watson SL, Zegans ME, Chodosh J. Infectious corneal ulceration: a proposal for neglected tropical disease status. Bull World Health Organ. 2019 Dec 01; 97(12):854-856. PMID: 31819296.
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    11. Talbott M, Cevallos V, Chen MC, Chin SA, Lalitha P, Seitzman GD, Lietman TM, Keenan JD. Synergy Testing of Antiamoebic Agents for Acanthamoeba: Antagonistic Effect of Voriconazole. Cornea. 2019 Oct; 38(10):1309-1313. PMID: 31306283.
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    12. Lee MD, Driver TH, Seitzman GD. Cornea Specialists Do Not Recommend Routine Usage of Topical Anesthetics for Corneal Abrasions. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 09; 74(3):463-466. PMID: 31445551.
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    13. Wang K, Gonzales J, Pawar V, Cheewaruangroj N, Seitzman GD. Multimodal Imaging Report of Crystalline Keratopathy in Relapsing Polychondritis. Cornea. 2019 Jul; 38(7):918-920. PMID: 30969261.
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    14. Seitzman GD, Hinterwirth A, Zhong L, Cummings S, Chen C, Driver TH, Lee MD, Doan T. Metagenomic Deep Sequencing for the Diagnosis of Corneal and External Disease Infections. Ophthalmology. 2019 12; 126(12):1724-1726. PMID: 31421897.
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    15. Lalitha P, Seitzman GD, Kotecha R, Hinterwirth A, Chen C, Zhong L, Cummings S, Lebas E, Sahoo MK, Pinsky BA, Lietman TM, Doan T. Unbiased Pathogen Detection and Host Gene Profiling for Conjunctivitis. Ophthalmology. 2019 08; 126(8):1090-1094. PMID: 30953744.
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    16. Seitzman GD, Thulasi P, Hinterwirth A, Chen C, Shantha J, Doan T. Capnocytophaga Keratitis: Clinical Presentation and Use of Metagenomic Deep Sequencing for Diagnosis. Cornea. 2019 Feb; 38(2):246-248. PMID: 30346341.
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    17. Seitzman GD, Lietman TM. Dry Eye Research-Still Regressing? Ophthalmology. 2019 02; 126(2):192-194. PMID: 30683176.
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    18. Wang K, Seitzman G, Gonzales JA. Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov; 29(6):543-551. PMID: 30222656.
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    19. Seitzman G, Lietman T. Dry Eye. N Engl J Med. 2018 09 13; 379(11):e19. PMID: 30211493.
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    20. Oldham GW, Seitzman GD. Unilateral posterior stromal keratitis possibly secondary to Lyme disease. Cornea. 2013 Feb; 32(2):196-8. PMID: 23132459.
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    21. Bhullar SS, Seitzman GD. A 48-year-old man presents with bilateral corneal deposits. Digit J Ophthalmol. 2009; 15(4):34-36. PMID: 29270096.
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    22. Demetriades AM, Seitzman GD. Isolated unilateral congenital lacrimal gland agenesis presenting as filamentary keratopathy in a child. Cornea. 2009 Jan; 28(1):87-8. PMID: 19092413.
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    23. Seitzman GD, Strauss EC, Margolis TP. "Steel wool keratopathy": a clinical sign of chronic inflammation. Cornea. 2006 Jul; 25(6):742-4. PMID: 17077672.
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    24. Seitzman GD, Cevallos V, Margolis TP. Rose bengal and lissamine green inhibit detection of herpes simplex virus by PCR. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Apr; 141(4):756-8. PMID: 16564821.
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    25. Magone MT, Seitzman GD, Nehls S, Margolis TP. Treatment of neurotrophic keratopathy with nasal dilator strips. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Nov; 89(11):1529-30. PMID: 16234466.
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    26. Gerami Seitzman, John Gottsch, Walter Stark. Cataract Surgery and Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy: Author Reply. Ophthalmology. 2005 Nov 1; 112(11):2054-2055.
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    27. Seitzman GD. Cataract surgery in Fuchs' dystrophy. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2005 Aug; 16(4):241-5. PMID: 16000897.
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    28. Seitzman GD, Gottsch JD, Stark WJ. Cataract surgery in patients with Fuchs' corneal dystrophy: expanding recommendations for cataract surgery without simultaneous keratoplasty. Ophthalmology. 2005 Mar; 112(3):441-6. PMID: 15745771.
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    29. Vagefi MR, Hollander DA, Seitzman GD, Margolis TP. Bilateral surgically induced necrotising scleritis with secondary superinfection. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jan; 89(1):124-5. PMID: 15615764.
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    30. Gottsch JD, Seitzman GD, Margulies EH, Bowers AL, Michels AJ, Saha S, Jun AS, Stark WJ, Liu SH. Gene expression in donor corneal endothelium. Arch Ophthalmol. 2003 Feb; 121(2):252-8. PMID: 12583793.
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    31. Gottsch JD, Bowers AL, Margulies EH, Seitzman GD, Kim SW, Saha S, Jun AS, Stark WJ, Liu SH. Serial analysis of gene expression in the corneal endothelium of Fuchs' dystrophy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2003 Feb; 44(2):594-9. PMID: 12556388.
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    32. Curtis JL, Wolber FM, Sonstein J, Craig RA, Polak T, Knibbs RN, Todt J, Seitzman GD, Stoolman LM. Lymphocyte-endothelial cell adhesive interactions in lung immunity: lessons from the murine response to particulate antigen. Immunopharmacology. 2000 Jul 25; 48(3):223-9. PMID: 10960661.
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    33. Todt J, Sonstein J, Polak T, Seitzman GD, Hu B, Curtis JL. Repeated intratracheal challenge with particulate antigen modulates murine lung cytokines. J Immunol. 2000 Apr 15; 164(8):4037-47. PMID: 10754296.
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    34. Seitzman GD, Sonstein J, Kim S, Choy W, Curtis JL. Lung lymphocytes proliferate minimally in the murine pulmonary immune response to intratracheal sheep erythrocytes. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1998 Jun; 18(6):800-12. PMID: 9618385.
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    35. Wolber FM, Curtis JL, Milik AM, Fields T, Seitzman GD, Kim K, Kim S, Sonstein J, Stoolman LM. Lymphocyte recruitment and the kinetics of adhesion receptor expression during the pulmonary immune response to particulate antigen. Am J Pathol. 1997 Dec; 151(6):1715-27. PMID: 9403722.
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    36. Milik AM, Buechner-Maxwell VA, Sonstein J, Kim S, Seitzman GD, Beals TF, Curtis JL. Lung lymphocyte elimination by apoptosis in the murine response to intratracheal particulate antigen. J Clin Invest. 1997 Mar 01; 99(5):1082-91. PMID: 9062367.
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