Arwa Alsamarae, MD


I attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit. My residency training in Ophthalmology was completed at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and my fellowship training in glaucoma and complex anterior segment surgery was completed at the Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City.

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Arwa Alsamarae, MD

Professional Focus


As a board-certified glaucoma specialist in Santa Rosa, CA, I provide medical and surgical management of all types of glaucoma as well as routine and complex cataract and anterior segment surgeries. I look forward to offering both traditional glaucoma surgeries (trabeculectomies, glaucoma drainage devices) as well as more novel MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries) including the iStent, Hydrus, and Xen Gel Stent, among others. I also have an interest in sustainable outreach efforts and look forward to participating in frequent surgical endeavors alongside global partners as well as the Eye Care Institute’s outstanding local outreach efforts.

Personal Interests

In my free time, I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, particularly discovering beautiful and challenging new hikes. I also enjoy indoor rock climbing, reading, writing, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.


"Dr. Alsamarae is the best eye doc I ever had in my 72 years. Highly skilled and great experience, plus she is very nice, explains things VERY well so we laymen can understand, and LISTENS to what we say with respect. She is a TEN. also ECI did cataract surgery on both my eyes and I give them an AAAAA+++ rating! they even talked me into an option that was $1,000 per eye LESS than what I requested. Doc Alsamarae is a GREAT doc at a GREAT medical facility. THANKS, DOC!!!!! bob sommer."

- Anonymous

"Dr. Alsamarae was well informed, compassionate and delightful. I was very impressed!"

- Anonymous

"I would highly recommend Eye Care Institute. I had a cataract surgery there recently, and the care was excellent. Every staff member was very professional, answered all my questions, covered all the details about the upcoming surgery. I felt very comforted by the excellent care, and compassion all their staff showed to me. I so appreciate all their dedication to their work. Dr. Alsamarae was outstanding as my MD! Great experience!"

- Anonymous

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