Leland H. Rosenblum, M.D.
Leland H. Rosenblum, M.D., has been in private practice on the Monterey Peninsula since 1994 with Monterey Bay Eye Center and with Monterey County Eye Associates since 1998. A native of San Francisco, Dr. Rosenblum graduated magna cum laude from Brown University. He is a graduate of the University of California San Francisco Medical School, where he is also an assistant clinical professor at Natividad Medical Center. He received his specialty training in ophthalmology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He was voted the Monterey Peninsula's best ophthalmologist from 2008-2010, and 2012-2020 by The Carmel Pine Cone.
Dr. Rosenblum is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and served on the Board of Directors for the California Academy of Ophthalmology. His clinical interests include small incision cataract surgery, with advanced technology lenses, pterygium surgery, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy care, refractive surgery, dry eye care and oculoplastics (eyelid) surgery. He was the first ophthalmologist in Monterey County to implant the ReSTOR® intraocular lens, the Panoptix® trifocal intraocular lens, the Symfony ® intraocular lens, and the Vivity ® intraocular lens.
Dr. Rosenblum's past and current teaching appointments and professional honors and affiliations include:
- Best Ophthalmologist in Monterey County 2008-2010, 2012-2020, 2023.
- Past Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (2011-12, 2015-16, and 2019-20)
- Vice chairman (2021) and previous Vice Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (2013-14 and 2017-18)
- Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1995 to present
- Assistant Clinical Professor, Natividad Medical Center 2001-present
- Assistant Clinical Professor, California Pacific Department of Ophthalmology 1996-2002
- Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology 1996 to present
- California Academy of Ophthalmology, 1995 to present (previous member of the Board of Directors and current member of Legislative Affairs Committee).
Anna J. Shi, M.D.
Dr. Anna Shi, a native of Northern California, has quite an impressive medical background. In addition to being a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Shi also maintains a subspecialty in Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgery. Dr. Shi received her undergraduate and medical degree from the University of California, Davis and completed an Ophthalmology Residency at Louisiana State University. Afterwards, she proceeded with a Glaucoma Fellowship at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Shi holds memberships in the American Glaucoma Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Shi's goal is to provide exceptional comprehensive eye care for her patients while focusing on improving their vision and quality of life. Her expertise is in minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries and complex cataract surgeries. Dr. Shi is the first physician in the Monterey area to implant the Hydrus Microstent and utilize the Omni Surgical System. In addition to these, she also performs Xen Gel Stents, iStents, trabeculectomies, glaucoma tube shunts, pterygiums, eyelid procedures, laser procedures, and refractive lens exchange.
An avid outdoorswoman, she enjoys exploring/hiking with her dog, running, visiting local Farmer’s Markets, and relishes great food and wine. Her newest interests since moving to the Monterey area are golf and pickleball. Dr. Shi is fluent in Mandarin and is accepting new patients.
Roger C. Husted, M.D.
Dr. Roger Husted (retired COL, US Army) has served the Monterey Peninsula since 1975 where he was the Chief of Ophthalmology at Silas B. Hays Army Community Hospital in Fort Ord. In 1991, Dr. Husted began private practice and immediately grew his patient base throughout Monterey County.
Dr. Husted acquired his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine. He later completed an internship and residency in both pathology and ophthalmology at Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco as well as an additional fellowship in retinal diseases at California Pacific Medical Center.
Dr. Husted is board certified, a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He actively holds an academic appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor at California Pacific Medical Center where he has been an instructor since 1979 and remains active with several ophthalmologic organizations.
Elaine J. Zhou, M.D.Cornea Specialist
Dr. Elaine Zhou was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. She completed her undergraduate degree at Yale University, graduating with distinction in Biomedical Engineering. She completed her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving research honors in Ophthalmology. She received her residency training in Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine at the Texas Medical Center, where she was also chosen to serve as Chief Resident and was awarded the Stephen N. Schindler Award, recognizing the resident who most embodies high ethical and humane standards. Dr. Zhou went on to pursue additional Fellowship training at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami, specializing in cornea, external eye diseases, and refractive surgery. Dr. Zhou is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Cornea Society. She has published numerous articles in medical journals, written several book chapters, and presented research at various local and national meetings.
Board-certified and licensed in Ophthalmology, Dr. Zhou is a highly skilled physician and surgeon, with broad clinical and surgical experiences. She cherishes her relationships with her patients and strives to take time to listen and understand the unique needs of every patient. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, running, and playing tennis and pickleball.
Kasey N. Nakajima, O.D.
Dr. Kasey Nakajima is a third-generation optometrist that was born and raised in Monterey, California. She is a graduate of the University of California Davis and received her doctorate of optometry from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Dr. Nakajima is passionate about providing primary care optometry to both the geriatric and pediatric populations. She is trained to perform services in both English and Spanish, a skill that she feels greatly enhances the quality of her care. In addition to providing primary care optometry, Dr. Nakajima also provides binocular vision and contact lens services.
Despite working full-time, Dr. Nakajima strives to stay active in her community. Recently, she completed state and CDC requirements to be able to administer COVID-19 vaccines in Monterey County. Dr. Nakajima also serves as president-elect for the Monterey Bay Optometric Society. It gives Dr. Nakajima great pride to be able to give back to her community and to lead her fellow optometrists by example.