• Medical School: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA
  • Residency: Ophthalmic Residency and Fellowship University of CA, San Francisco
  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Cambridge MA


Dr. Char has authored and co-authored over 350 publications and has had the privilege to lecture around the world and regionally. He has also been a reviewer and has served on the Editorial Boards of several publications.


  • Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco
  • Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Director and President, Tumori Foundation, San Francisco, CA


About Dr. Char

Academic Appointments

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Retina Society
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Ophthalmic and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Uveitis Society
  • Western Retina Study Club
  • Macula Society
  • Aspen Retinal Detachment Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • James Moore Honorary Society
  • Minnesota Medical Foundation Research Fellowship
  • Helmholtz Award, Pacific Coast ARVO
  • American Associates of Immunologists
  • Honors Award American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • McCormick Research Scholar Award, Research to Prevent Blindness
  • Alcon Research Institute Award
  • Senior Honors Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology