Sonoma Valley Hospital

Michael Saidel, MD

Dr. Saidel comes to North Bay Eye from the University of Chicago where, from 2005 to 2016, he was an assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and directed the Cornea Service in addition to finding time to work in private practice. He is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist who specializes in diseases of the cornea, external disease, refractive surgery, and uveitis. He is currently seeing patients in North Bay’s Sonoma office. 

Dr Saidel earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona, his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed a transitional Internship at Tuscon Medical Center. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Tulane University in 2004 and a fellowship in cornea, uveitis, and refractive surgery at the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) Proctor Foundation in 2005.

Dr. Saidel is widely published and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles. His two books, Ophthalmology Review Manual and Review Questions in Ophthalmology, are perennial best sellers. He has received awards for his research both through the American Academy of Ophthalmology and residency programs. He was also awarded “Teacher of the Year” twice while at the University of Chicago. His instructional courses on complex cataract surgery have been awarded best in class.

Dr. Saidel is married and has two daughters and living in Petaluma. When not practicing ophthalmology, he enjoys taking his kids cycling and skiing. He is an avid photographer, and a bungling surfer, but enjoys it greatly.


Medical Degree - University of Chicago (IL)
Internship - Tuscon Medical Center (AZ)
Residency - Tulane University (LA)
Fellowship - University of California San Francisco (CA)

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