Areas of Expertise
- Cataract & Refractive Surgey
- Cornea and External Disease
Alan Westeren, MD, is a comprehensive ophthalmology physician and surgeon and a fellowship-trained subspecialist, refractive surgeon, cataract surgeon, corneal surgeon and subspecialist in external diseases of the eye. Read more
Alan Westeren, MD, is a comprehensive ophthalmology physician and surgeon and a fellowship-trained subspecialist, refractive surgeon, cataract surgeon, corneal surgeon and subspecialist in external diseases of the eye.
He has performed thousands of microsurgical procedures, including laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK, LASEK and PRK in addition to other vision correction surgeries including intrastromal corneal ring segment implantations (ICRS or INTACS), conductive keratoplasty (CK), astigmatic keratotomy (AK), cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, glaucoma surgery, eye trauma surgery and many other types of eye surgery.
Dr. Westeren performs and teaches the latest, state-of-the-art cataract surgery and laser vision correction surgery techniques as attending surgeon for ophthalmology residents at University California San Diego. He is author of two eye textbooks, chapters on corneal refractive surgery and cataract surgery and is an invited guest lecturer on both coasts.
In addition, Dr. Westeren is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Interactional Society Refractive Surgery, Refractive Surgery Interest Group, San Diego County Medical Society, California Academy Ophthalmology, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and The American Medical Association.
- Georgetown University Medical Center, MD, 1993
- Naval Medical Center San Diego, Internship, Internship-Medicine, 1994
- University of Pennsylvania, Residency, Ophthalmology, 2002
- University of California, San Diego - Dept of Ophthalmology, Fellowship, 2003