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Ophthalmology

Expert Witness Profile

Past President of the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and Associate Clinical Professor at UC-San Francisco, Yale-educated Dr. Andrew F. Calman provides comprehensive expertise in ophthalmology. Experience includes tort cases emphasizing ocular injuries, complications of cataract surgery, and failure to diagnose and/or treat, for both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as complex corporate patent and antitrust litigation regarding ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and devices. Dr. Calman is a board-certified ophthalmologist who helped pioneer modern techniques in cataract surgery, was involved in making state and national guidelines and coverage policies on cataract surgery, and has trained cataract surgeons at two of the nation's finest ophthalmology residency programs. His private practice in comprehensive ophthalmology also includes glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and other non-surgical problems of the retina, as well as cornea, external disease and neuro-ophthalmic disorders.

Attorneys who have worked with Dr. Calman whether in small injury cases or complex patent litigation, have praised his outstanding responsiveness, deposition and trial skills. Dr. Calman's detailed and thoroughly researched reports frequently result in prompt settlements. He has served as an Ophthalmology Expert for the Medical Board of California, Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, and developed national eye care policy with the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition to experience with injury and malpractice cases, he is also familiar with Hatch-Waxman Paragraph IV disputes, inter partes review, biosimilars, and antitrust issues concerning pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has testified approximately 28 times in deposition or trial, has been qualified as an expert in state and federal courts, and has never been disqualified.

References, including AmLaw 100 attorneys and major corporate clients, are available upon request.

Education & Licenses

B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, 1982
M.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, 1982
M.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1989
Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, 1989
California Physician and Surgeon License, 1990-present
Residency in Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, 1990-1993
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1994, recertified 2004 and 2014.