Avni Shah, MD Ophthalmology Santa Rosa, CA


I grew up in New Jersey and went to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. My internship was at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, and I completed my ophthalmology residency at the University of Colorado in Denver. My fellowship in glaucoma was at Tufts Medical Center, and I undertook a second fellowship in global ophthalmology at the University of Utah.

Professional Focus


I love seeing my patients able to enjoy their hobbies again with the vision they regain after cataract surgery, and I get great satisfaction from the long-term relationships I form with my glaucoma patients and their families. My passion within medicine is delivering care to underserved populations, and I was privileged to spend a year of my training working with the global outreach division of the Moran Eye Center performing cataract and glaucoma surgeries and training local ophthalmologist partners in Nepal, Haiti, India, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, and Micronesia.

Personal Interests

In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors with my dog Atlas, reading, going to live music shows, visiting friends in other cities and countries, and rock climbing at the gym. I am always looking for good food or drink recommendation!

Patient Testimonials

"I’ve always had issues with my eyesight, and they’ve become more serious as I’ve aged. It’s very important to me that I have the utmost confidence in the doctor who oversees my eye care. Dr. Avni Shah of the Eye Care Institute inspires that confidence. In addition to her significant medical expertise and intelligence, she truly cares about her patients’ well-being, and will think outside the box to deliver the best possible outcome. I wouldn’t consider any medical facility other than Eye Care Institute to safeguard my vision." - Bob C.

"It was my first time at the Eye Care Institute and Dr. Shah far exceeded my expectations. Her thorough examination by both Dr. Shah and her assistant was exemplary. I highly recommend Dr. Shah and the Eye Care Institute!" - Brad W. 


Avni Shah, MD


All the employees were very helpful, kind and considerate. Explained eye tests as they were performed. Dr. Shah was very upbeat and explained everything and your mind was put at ease. My eyes are much better and I am glad that I didn't wait to get to have the cataracts removed.

They saved my eyesight , Laser Surgery , Avni Shah, M.D.... Top of the Line , The Eye Care Institute

Friendly, efficient, highly professional. The staff put me at ease, and I love Dr. Shah. This is my eye care place from now on.

Recently I had laser eye surgery with Dr. Avni Shah at the Eye Care Institute. Everything was very professional and I am very pleased. Special thanks go to Dr. Shah who fit me into her schedule on her lunch hour!

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When you call us at (707) 546-9800 or schedule a consultation, you can book a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Shah, MD. Our staff can help you address any eye care issues you might have.

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