Lee K. Schwartz, MD



Cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, corneal transplants, glaucoma surgery, laser treatments for patients with diabetes

Practices at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

With more than 18 years’ experience in refractive surgery and a special interest in micro-incision “no-stitch” cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants, Dr. Lee K. Schwartz has performed thousands of eye surgeries, including many difficult corneal surgeries. Additionally, Dr. Schwartz is a corneal specialist and a referral doctor. He is also an inventor and holds a patent for an eye surgery surgical device.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of directors of the Hospital de la Familia in Guatemala
  • Clinical professor and consultant to the Corneal Disease Service at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco
  • Assistant clinical professor and laser vision surgeon at the University of California Berkeley Refractive Surgery Center
  • Assistant clinical professor with the Stanford University Department of Ophthalmology
  • Board member of the Pacific Vision Foundation, the non-profit that supports the Eye Department of CPMC
  • Sponsors San Rafael Pacifics Independent League Baseball Team
  • Previously Medical Director of a Stanford Eye Laser Center
  • Past Chief of Ophthalmology at the University of California/Mt. Zion Medical Center


  • B.A. degree from Hobart College in New York
  • M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Ophthalmology residency at CPMC in San Francisco
  • Fellowships in cornea-external disease at UCSF Proctor Foundation and at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida

Dr. Schwartz has taught eye surgery and led eye surgery teams to Central America for the past 12 years. He actively teaches residents and presents talks and lectures every year at multiple venues, and he has had several articles written about his ophthalmology work in the Nob Hill Gazette over the years.

Thirteen years ago Dr. Schwartz himself joined the ranks of his many happy LASIK patients. Dr. Schwartz is married with three children. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, boating and hanging out with the family.