R. Scott Foster, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist who began his private practice in Stockton, California in 1974 following his fellowship training in strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology at the Smith-Kettlewell Research Institute in San Francisco. He trained under Drs. Arthur Jamplosky and Alan Scott. In 1977, he joined the faculty at the Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University on a part-time basis as the director of the Ocular Motility Service. He held this position until 1991 when he decided not to pursue a full-time academic career at Stanford. He is currently a full clinical professor at Stanford.
Dr. Foster has authored over 20 peer review publications in several international scientific and medical journals. In the 1990s, he developed a new surgical operation for treatment of ocular motor palsies and Duane Syndrome. This operation is currently referred to as the “Foster Procedure.” Dr. Foster has lectured at national and international meetings, including the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, the Asian-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Orthoptic Society. In addition to his private practice and academic pursuits, Dr. Foster has had the privilege to work with doctors and patients in many developing countries through the auspices of international organizations, such as ORBIS International, SEE International, Vision Health International and CEM. He has pursued this interest for the past 20 years.
In 1996, Dr. Foster was joined by Drs. Lin and Kim who completed their fellowship specialty training at Stanford University. Together they formed Central Valley Eye Medical Group.
Dr. Foster enjoys his family life, sharing multiple outdoor activities, which include skiing, scuba diving, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing and golf.