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Our Doctors

The doctors of Northern California Cornea Associates are among the most respected in the
Bay Area. Our cornea-trained Ophthalmologists are all board certified and have been
recognized for the quality of our care by both patients and peers. In addition to clinical
practice, our doctors are active in teaching, research, and community work.

  • Northern California Cornea Associates Inc. recognized in Oakland Magazine:
    East Bay’s Best Doctors of 2008, 2009

Our Ophthalmologists


DavidDemartini*RETIRED* Dr. David Demartini M.D. received his ophthalmology training from California Pacific Medical Center, and completed his cornea fellowship at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. Twice a month, he travels to Modesto, CA to treat patients and he also assists with resident surgeries at Highland County Hospital.
DavidVastine*RETIRED* Dr. David Vastine M.D. is a notable contributor to the field of ophthalmology as a teacher, researcher, and clinician. He received his residency and cornea fellowship training at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago, IL. He has served as the Chief of Ophthalmology at Highland General Hospital, Director of the Lions EyeBank (NorCal), and Director of the corneal service at CPMC.
MiraLimDr. Mira Lim M.D. completed her cornea training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary-Harvard Medical School after her ophthalmology residency at Cornell University. Her cornea interests include LASIK, dry eye/autoimmune disorders and corneal transplantation. She serves as faculty at CPMC and also teaches residents at Highland hospital and UC Berkeley.
EnochNamDr. Enoch Nam M.D. completed his residency at Loma Linda University and cornea fellowship at the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA. He went on to serve as Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University where he was actively involved in resident teaching and clinical research. He also served as Director of the refractive surgery service. Dr. Nam specializes in all forms of corneal transplantation. He also has an interest in anterior segment reconstruction and the management of cataract and intraocular lens complications.
ShailyShahDr. Shaily Shah, M.D. completed her fellowship in Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Disease at Cornell University Medical Center, after her rigorous ophthalmology residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She went on to serve as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Cornell University Medical Center where she thoroughly enjoyed teaching residents and fellows, and continued her involvement in clinical research. After many years in New York City, Dr. Shah is thrilled to now be back home in the Bay Area, practicing at Northern California Cornea Associates. Dr. Shah’s areas of expertise include dry eye and ocular surface disease, corneal disease, all forms of corneal transplantation, advanced cataract surgery as well as comprehensive ophthalmology. She serves as faculty at CPMC and enjoys teaching residents at Highland Hospital.

Our Optometrists


TimothySanders*RETIRED* Dr. Timothy L. Sanders O.D. has a distinguished record as an academic contributor and clinician. He received both a B.S. and an O.D. in optometry from the University of California Berkeley. In addition to advisory, research and teaching positions with UC Berkeley, he has served on multiple professional committees to advance the practice of optometry.
LinaChanDr. Lina Chan O.D. studied optometry at UC Berkeley where she was honored with the Beta Sigma Kappa Achievement Award and membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She also enjoys baking and traveling.
SusanLinkDr. Susan Link O.D. received her B.A. in Physiology at UC Berkeley. She then studied Optometry at the UC Berkeley Optometry School where she was the recipient of the Harold Kohn Memorial Award and the Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics. She is also a martial arts instructor at UC Berkeley and has done several marathons. Dr. Link is fluent in Taiwanese.
ValerieLimDr. Valerie A. Lim received her B.S. in Molecular Cell Developmental Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles before earning her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Southern California College of Optometry with a specific interest in corneal and scleral lens fittings for patients with irregular corneas. In her free time, she enjoys cheering for the Warriors and Niners, eating adventurously, and spending time outdoors.