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Erich Horn

Erich P. Horn, MD, MBA is a board-certified ophthalmologist, educator and entrepreneur whose private practice (East Bay Eye Specialists) is in Oakland, California. Specializing in advanced technology cataract surgery, glaucoma care, ocular trauma reconstruction and eye diseases of aging, he’s practiced clinical ophthalmology for 17 years. Dr. Horn currently is Vice-Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, where he also serves as Chief of Comprehensive Ophthalmology. In this role, he teaches residents, fellows and medical students in the classroom and in the operating room. He is active in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, chairs the Practicing Ophthalmologists’ Committee in his specialty and teaching fellow ophthalmologists annually at the Maintenance of Certification Review Course in Chicago. He has been honored by the Academy with the Secretariat Award and the Achievement Award.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Pacific Vision Foundation and Prevent Blindness Northern California, both headquartered in San Francisco. Dr. Horn earned his MD from Harvard University in 1995, following a Howard Hughes Medical Institute/NIH research fellowship and undergraduate studies in History at Brown University. He earned an executive MBA from Wharton in 2009, and led a team to a third place finish in the Wharton Business Plan Competition that year. Dr. Horn’s entrepreneurial ventures include marketing an improved ocular prosthesis for people who lost an eye due to cancer or trauma and a nutritional supplement to enhance ocular health in people over fifty. He is interested to bring his medical expertise to evaluating new products and companies and especially looks forward to working with the Band of Angels Life Sciences/Biotech SiG. Dr. Horn is married to Biljana Horn, MD and they have two sons, Thomas and Philip.