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Ophthalmology Co-Chair | Healthcare Innovator | Visionary Leader in Patient Care

Dr. Robin Vora

Dr. Robin Vora is a practicing Cataract Surgeon and Medical Retina Specialist, Healthcare Innovator, and active Advisor with 18 years of expertise leading the healthcare industry. Known to infuse every endeavor with unmatched energy and expertise, he is improving the level of care, influencing a more transparent industry, and guiding the next wave of industry innovators to continue to raise the bar on patient-centric solutions.

For over a decade, Dr. Vora has shaped the future of eye care in Northern California. As Co-Chair of Ophthalmology for The Permanente Medical Group, he leads the mission of ensuring that 4.3 million Kaiser Permanente members benefit from the pinnacle of clinical and surgical eye care from the 250-ophthalmologist network. 

He also acts as the Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology in East Bay, where he directly oversees 20 ophthalmologists, 25 optometrists, and 100 staff members on the Oakland and Richmond campuses. His depth of expertise as a Medical Retina Specialist and Cataract Surgeon is evident in his comprehensive approach to treatment, combined with a dedication to continuous learning and adaptation.

Dr. Vora’s contributions to California extend beyond his clinical practice. His vision emphasizes a healthcare system underscored by transparency and innovation. This vision, coupled with his leadership, has shifted paradigms, influenced policy, and set benchmarks in ophthalmology.

He’s well-regarded not only for his direct contributions but also for his guidance to emerging healthcare entrepreneurs and influence on strategic boards. As an Advisory Board Member, a mentor, and public speaker, Dr. Vora is uplifting healthcare professionals, leading them to challenge the status quo to drive innovation, and building a legacy of transparent industry leadership.

In literature, he’s recognized for numerous peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, his writings on diabetic retinal screening highlight his knack for merging clinical needs with technological solutions, and prioritizing patient welfare.

Academically, Dr. Vora is a Cornell University alumnus, holding a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and an MD from Weill Cornell Medicine. He furthered his studies at UC Berkeley Extension, achieving a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning.

Earning the “Speaker of the Day Awards” at the Hawaiian Eye and Retina Meeting, Dr. Vora’s accomplishments mirror his dedication to excellence. And as a husband and father, he deeply values family time and maintains an active lifestyle through tennis, golf, and family adventures.

Those familiar with Dr. Vora often describe him as deeply committed to his endeavors, while adeptly maintaining a balanced lifestyle. His profound expertise and clear vision, combined with his dedication to personal growth, shine through in his medical contributions and beyond. He not only elevates the spheres he leads but also paves the way for others to aspire and achieve.

Driving healthcare forward with precision and passion.

Leading Expertise:

  • How to identify & address the unmet needs in patient care through healthcare innovation

  • Shaping the next wave of healthcare innovators

  • How to recognize and embrace potential in unfamiliar spaces

  • Why balance is key to vitality

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