Alexander B. Dillon, a Bay Area native, received his B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, where he rowed all four years and was a member of the nationally and internationally undefeated 2009 Men’s Varsity Lightweight Crew. He completed his medical school training and received his M.B.A. from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and NYU Stern School of Business, respectively, where he was inducted into the NYU Stern Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Alex then completed a transitional year internship at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical Center before returning to New York to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell New York Presbyterian Medical Center and volunteered his time and expertise at pro-bono eye screening events for underserved patients in New York City. He then completed a two year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the renowned UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, where he was fortunate to enjoy world-class clinical and surgical mentorship, and was recognized as the John and Theiline McCone Fellow in 2021-2022. At UCLA Alex taught and mentored residents and medical students in the clinic, operating room, and at imaging conferences, spearheaded multiple quality improvement projects aimed at efficiency optimization and medical waste reduction, and served as co-investigator on a number of clinical trials.
Alex is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, holds active memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists, and has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles in medical journals and presented at national meetings. Alex is thrilled to return to The Bay Area and join East Bay Retina Consultants. He looks forward to taking excellent and thoughtful care of the community, treating patients as though they are family, and continuing to actively push the field forward through teaching and clinical research. Alex is also a passionate nature enthusiast with an interest in conservation, and he enjoys cycling, tennis, surfing, and scuba diving.