BACKGROUND: Dr. Silkiss, a pre-eminent oculo-facial plastic surgeon in the San Francisco Bay area provides her medical expertise and surgical skills to patients in and around Sonoma County through her association with North Bay Eye Associates. Patients in and around Sonoma County no longer need to travel to her San Francisco office for evaluation and surgery as she is available for consultation and surgery at the North Bay Eye Associates offices and state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center located in Santa Rosa.
Dr. Silkiss specializes in eyelid and facial rejuvenation and provides reconstructive surgery for people with age-related eyelid conditions. These include drooping eyelids (ptosis), eyelid malposition (entropion, ectropion), and eyelash abnormalities. She has a special interest in treating peri-orbital tumors, traumatic lid and orbital injuries,congenital abnormalities, thyroid eye disease, tearing problems, and blinking difficulties (blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm).
Dr. Silkiss completed her residency in Ophthalmology and fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive and Orbital Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and currently serves as Chief of the Division of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Dr. Silkiss is a highly skilled and respected surgeon who has been performing meticulous functional and cosmetic surgery, for over two decades, with excellent patient outcomes. North Bay Eye feels fortunate to have her as part of its excellent staff of Doctor's and Surgeon's providing comprehensive ophthalmic care services for patients in the North Bay area.
CURRICULUM VITAE: RONA Z. SILKISS, M.D., FACS LICENSURE: State of California, 1981, #G45822 State of New York, 1982, #149831 EDUCATION 1971-1974 Bronx High School of Science 1974-1976 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. B.S 1976-1980 Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL. M.D. 1980-1981 Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. Pediatric Intern 1981-1982 Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. Pediatric, PL-2 1982-1983 The New York Hospital, New York, New York. Pediatric, PL-3 1983-1984 The Jules Stein Eye Institute-UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Ophthalmology, PL-2 1984-1985 The Jules Stein Eye Institute-UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Ophthalmology, PL-3 1985-1986 The Jules Stein Eye Institute-UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Ophthalmology, PL-4 1986-1987 The Jules Stein Eye Institute/Henry I. Baylis, M.D. Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive and Orbital Surgery
CERTIFICATION: Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1981 Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, 1985 Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1987 Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 1988 Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1990 Fellow, American College of Cosmetic Surgeons, 1999
TEACHING APPOINTMENTS: Chief, Division of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, California Pacific Medical Center 2000-present Teaching Faculty, California Pacific Medical Center, 1988-present Lecturer, Jules Stein Eye Institute Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, Berkeley Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, SF 1997- 2005 Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, SF 2006-present PROFESSIONAL