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Edwin E. Boldrey, MD, retired

Edwin E. Boldrey, M.D.

Education & Appointments

  • Undergraduate School
    DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Retina Fellowship
    Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Academic Appointment
    Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Dr. Boldrey is a native Californian, born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. He graduated with Honors in Pre-Medical Science from DePauw University in Indiana. He then stayed in the Midwest, graduating from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. After a year of general surgery residency at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Boldrey spent two years as a Medical Officer in the US Navy.

Dr. Boldrey then returned to the Bay Area for his Ophthalmology residency at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, where he received the prestigious Asbury Award. He subsequently moved to Missouri where, as a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow, he completed a fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis.

Dr. Boldrey is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been elected into membership in the Retina Society. He is a Charter Member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and helped found the Western Retina Study Club, where he served as Executive Secretary Treasurer for eleven years. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been given its Honor Award for his work with that organization. He has been President of the Cordes Eye Society and of the Peninsula Eye Society and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association.  For the last several years, he has served as President of this practice.

Dr. Boldrey has maintained an interest in research and teaching throughout his career. He has authored or coauthored 30 scientific papers, and has given more than 100 research and educational presentations at medical meetings. Areas of special research interest have included pioneering work that preceded pneumatic repair of retinal detachment, early work on laser for a central form of wet macular degeneration, and work on clarifying the significance of certain signs and symptoms of retinal tears. He has been an invited reviewer for various medical journals, including RETINA, the Archives of Ophthalmology, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Boldrey greatly enjoys caring for his patients, and has received the Castle Connolly's "Top Doctor" Award and the American Registry's "Patients' Choice Award", as well as being listed in "Who's Who in America". In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

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