Lionel Sorenson, MD
As a pioneer Bay Area ophthalmologist, Dr. Lionel Sorenson has fostered a tradition of service in the East Bay. He served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UCSF, President of the Alta Bates Medical Center Staff, and participated actively in Berkeley Rotary for 45 years. Dr. Sorenson is one of the first regional ophthalmologists to offer Argon Laser therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy and other retinal diseases and was a pioneer in cataract surgical implants. Dr. Sorenson currently maintains a comprehensive ophthalmology practice.
Dr. Sorenson has fostered a great legacy, as three of his five sons have pursued ophthalmology, one son is a printer and one son is a physicist. Dr. Sorenson and his wife of 62 years, Ann, are grandparents to 20, and great-grandparents to 10; none of whom have yet formerly declared an interest in ophthalmology, but it is definitely in their genes
Robert Sorenson, MD
Dr. Robert L. Sorenson began his ophthalmology practice in Berkeley, CA in 1984. From 1996-1997 he served as Medical Director of the Stanford East Bay Eye Laser Center in Concord. Dr. Sorenson specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and performs cataract surgeries at Alta Bates Medical Center and at the EYE MD and Laser Center in Oakland California.
Andrew Sorenson, MD
Dr. Andrew Sorenson specializes in LASIK and refractive surgery, corneal transplantation and cataract surgery. Following his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Sorenson completed a one-year fellowship in refractive and corneal surgery at Duke University Eye Center. Dr. Sorenson serves as Medical Director of the UC Berkeley Refractive Surgery Center, Chief of Ophthalmology at Alta Bates Medical Center and Chair of the Refractive Surgery Division of the CPMC Ophthalmology Residency program in San Francisco where he instructs the Residents in eye surgery. From 2000 to 2008 Dr. Sorenson served as the Medical Director of the Pacific Laser Eye Center in Danville.
Renée Hanson, OD
Dr. Renée Hanson (formerly Wyckoff) graduated from Pacific University, College of Optometry in 2003 in Forest Grove, Oregon. She completed her residency training in Pediatric Optometry and Primary Care at UC Berkeley, and joined our practice in 2005. She particularly enjoys her contact lens practice, and fitting specialty contact lenses such as multifocals, astigmatic lenses and keratoconus lenses. On a personal note, she enjoys running and yoga, recently started gardening, and loves cooking for family and friends.
Jamie Stonick, OD
Dr. Jamie Stonick graduated from The New England School of Optometry in Boston in 2003. She completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Care at U.C. Berkeley from 2003-2004 and obtained her Glaucoma Certification in 2005. She joined our practice in 2008 and currently resides in San Francisco. Outside of optometry, Jamie enjoys running, kickboxing, volunteering, movies and travel.