Our Doctors

About Our Patient-Focused Doctors

Robert B. Guss, M.D.

Practice Experience
  • The Vision Professionals, Inc., Owner
  • Palm Springs, California, June 1994 to Present
  • Solo Ophthalmology Practice, Palm Springs, California, January 1983 to June 1994
  • Chief, Section of Ophthalmology, Desert Hospital, Palm Springs, California, July 1990 to June 1996 
  • Chairman, Department of Surgery, Desert Regional Hospital, Palm Springs, California, 1992 to 1994

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, 1968 to 1972 
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Michigan, School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1972 to 1976 
  • Internal Medicine Internship, University of Hawaii, Integrated Medical Residency, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 1976 to June 1977
  • Ophthalmology Residency, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, California, July 1977 to August 1980 
  • Chief Resident, Ophthalmology, January 1980 to May 1980 
  • Fight for Sight Fellowship, Cornea Physiology and Research With David M. Maurice, PH.D.
  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, California, August 1980 to June 1981 
  • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship With Herbert E. Kaufman, m.d. Louisiana State University Eye Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 1981 to June 1982
  • Kimura Fellowship, Cornea Surgery With Steven G. Kramer, M.D., PH.D.
  • University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, July 1982 to December 1982

Medical Societies
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Riverside County Medical Association 
  • California Medical Association 
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Certification
  • American Board Of Ophthalmology, May 1981
Eyes

David V. Leaming, M.D.

Practice Experience
  • The Vision Professionals, Inc., President
  • Palm Springs, California, 1994 to Present
  • Past Member, Program Committee for Annual Meetings, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 1991 to 1997.
  • Instructor, "Storz Small Incision Phacoemulsification Course," St. Louis, Missouri, December 1992 
  • Past Member, Desert Hospital Corporation Board of Directors, Palm Springs, California, 1992 to 1998
  • President, Analeyz, Inc., Producer of Patient Satisfaction Surveys for National and International Organizations, Palm Springs, California, 1988 to Present
  • Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Desert Hospital Palm Springs, California, 1979 to 1989 
  • Consulting Staff, Hidesert Hospital, Joshua Tree, California, 1985 to Present
  • Solo Practice/Staff Ophthalmologist, Desert Hospital, Palm Springs, California, 1979 to 1994 
  • Staff Ophthalmologist and Chief of Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, 1977 to 1979

Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Westmar College, Lemars, Iowa, 1986 
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, 1972
  • Internship, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center Denver, Colorado, 1972 to 1973 Ophthalmology Residency, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1974 to 1977

Medical Societies
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology 
  • Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society 
  • California Association of Ophthalmology 
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Certification
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1973 
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1978
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