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Sterling J. Haidt, MD, retired

Sterling J. Haidt, M.D.

Education & Appointments

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Virginia,
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein University,
    New York, NY
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Retina Fellowship
    Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA,
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Academic Appointment
    Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Dr. Haidt grew up in Washington, DC. He then received a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree (with honors) and granted membership in Tau Beta Pi- (National Engineering Honor Society) at the University of Virginia. Dr. Haidt received his MD from Albert Einstein University College of Medicine with additional matriculation in the PhD program in Pharmacology. He then served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Services in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Haidt completed his Ophthalmology Residency as Chief Resident at Stanford. He then completed his surgical retina fellowship training at UCLA / Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Haidt was involved in clinical trials investigating treatments for diabetic retinopathy.

Northern California Retina Vitreous Associates (NCRVA) began in 1983 as Dr. Haidt's solo practice in Mountain View, California. NCRVA has subsequently grown to six offices with eight retinal specialists. Prior to founding Northern California Retina Vitreous Associates, Dr. Haidt practiced in Cincinnati, Ohio. During that time, he did seminal research on the use of perflurocarbons in the eye and was awarded US Patent No. #4452818.

Dr. Haidt is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of multiple professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He presently holds an academic appointment at Stanford University Department of Ophthalmology as Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Dr. Haidt loves to provide care for his patients, using the state-of-art diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical methodology, combined with a humane concern. He has an active family and community life with adult children who live in the Bay Area. Non-professional activities include digital art and membership in a community choir which performs at local nursing homes.