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Mark R. Wieland, MD

Mark R. Wieland, MD, Northern California Retina Vitreous Associates

Education & Appointments

  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Retina Fellowship
    Cornell University, New York, NY
  • Academic Appointment
    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Dr. Wieland, a native of Ohio, comes from a family of doctors. He first discovered the attraction of California when he attended Stanford University, receiving both, a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Master of Science and Biology degree. After graduation Dr. Wieland worked as a marine biologist in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, where he was an instructor and researcher at the Charles Darwin Research Center. During this time Dr. Wieland was able to hone his Spanish language skills and remains fluent today.

Although he greatly enjoyed his time in marine biology, Dr. Wieland decided to follow the family tradition and returned to Ohio for medical school, graduating from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the honors medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha. After returning to California for his internship at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Wieland traveled to Philadelphia, for his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital. He then attended Cornell University where he completed his Vitreoretinal fellowship.

Dr. Wieland returned to the West Coast and joined the practice of Drs. Sterling Haidt and Walter Stern in San Mateo and Mountain View. Dr. Wieland has been instrumental in the growth of the practice since that time. With his help, two additional offices in San Jose were later added, as well as an office in Daly City and Monterey. He has become a recognized leader of the practice and currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Wieland has taught throughout his entire career, joining the clinical faculties of the Department of Ophthalmology at both the University of California San Francisco and Stanford University. He currently holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford. In addition, Dr. Wieland has held the position of visiting professor at the University of Santa Tomas in the Philippines at the University of Costa Rica. Closer to home, he has been chairman of the Division of Ophthalmology at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Dr. Wieland has authored or coauthored multiple papers, has made presentations at several national scientific meetings, and has participated in instruction courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been the principal investigator or the sub-investigator in 27 clinical trials, covering a variety of retinal diseases and medications. He has been involved in research to develop methods of imaging of the retina and has a particular interest in drug delivery systems to the posterior pole.

He founded the research division of Retina Vitreous Associates, and is a scientific advisor for many ophthalmic companies. Dr. Wieland maintains memberships in the American Society of Retina Specialist, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Western Retina Club, and That Man May See.

He devotes his time as a board member of the Vista Center for the Visually Impaired in Palo Alto. Additionally, he has volunteered for the last 20 years working in the Republic of Palau, performing laser treatments for diabetic retinopathy and performing cataract surgery.

In his spare time, Dr. Wieland relishes spending time with his family, both local and extended, and enjoys scuba diving, swimming, fishing, and gardening.

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