An experienced ophthalmologist and CEO of the Foothill Eye Institute, Mark Kislinger, MD, also stands out for his accomplishments in the field of physics. He completed his college education at the University of California, Berkeley, and he achieved early distinction as the school's leading undergraduate in physics. Dr. Mark Kislinger then advanced to doctoral study at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he worked under Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman.
Since that time, Dr. Mark Kislinger has worked with a total of four Nobel Prize recipients. He served in academia for six years before making the transition into medicine. He enrolled in the University of Miami's PhD to MD program, which accepted only 18 applicants per year. After receiving his professional degree, he completed a residency in ophthalmology at Washington University, which at the time held a top five spot among programs of its kind nationwide. Since completing his post-graduate education, Dr. Kislinger has distinguished himself both for his ability to perform innovative procedures and for his success rate in surgical treatment of cataract patients.