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Thomas Schlesinger, MD PhD

  • Retina and Vitreous Diseases
Primary Address | Office Details
Northbay Vitreoretinal Consultants
3536 Mendocino Avenue
Suite 380

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone: (707) 575-5353

Fax: (707) 523-7729

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  • Providence Affiliated Provider
  • Providence Medical Network
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  • Meet The Provider
    Dr. Schlesinger is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of diseases of the retina. He received his M.D. from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. He went on to do an ophthalmology residency at the Doheny Eye Institute/USC, then completed a vitreoretinal fellowship at the Casey Eye Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University. During his fellowship training he was awarded the Heed Foundation fellowship and the Ronald G. Michels Foundation award. Dr. Schlesinger was involved in several clinical studies, published numerous research papers, and authored a chapter in a textbook. He also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, where he studied molecular signal transduction.

    Dr. Schlesinger grew up in Boulder, Colorado where his father was a professor, and his mother a clinical psychologist. He took a gymnastics lesson when he was ten years old, finding one of his passions. He continued in gymnastics, becoming state champion as a senior in high school. At the University of Nebraska, he became a three-time NCAA champion, seven-time NCAA all American, 1988 Olympic team member, Pan-American Games gold medalist, and Nissen award winner. He also excelled in the classroom, receiving numerous awards including being named GTE academic all American two years in a row, and the NCAA “today’s top six” student athlete award, on his way to receiving a degree in chemistry with distinction.

    Dr. Schlesinger joined Drs. Caskey, Meffert and Kayser at North Bay Vitreoretinal Consultants in August, 2006. His practice philosophy involves giving compassionate care that is always at the forefront of new treatments and technologies. The field of retina disease and its treatment continues to see rapid change, and Dr. Schlesinger is determined to deliver the best care available while treating each patient as he would his own family member. He enjoys family activities with his wife and two children, and eating at the great restaurants in wine country. He was inducted into the USA gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.
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    Primary Specialties
    Primary Specialties
    • Retina and Vitreous Diseases
    Other Specialties Associations
    Board Certifications

    American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

    Education & Training
    • Fellowship
      Casey Eye Institute - 2006
    • Internship
      UCLA VA Wadsworth - 2001
    • Residency
      Doheny Eye Institute - 2004
    • Medical School
      Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California - 2000
  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Plan

    • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
    • Aetna PPO
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare PPO
    • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA PPO
    • Choice /Humana PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Coventry/First Health PPO
    • Health Net - TriCare
    • Health Net HMO
    • Health Net PPO
    • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Partnership Health Plan of California
    • SCAN Medicare Advantage
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • Western Health Advantage HMO
    • Western Health Advantage Medicare
    • Western Health Advantage MedicareAnthem Blue Cross HMO
  • Primary Location

Northbay Vitreoretinal Consultants

  • Address
    3536 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 380,
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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  • Phone
    (707) 575-5353
    (707) 523-7729
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.