DOCTORS & STAFF

Jonathan Savell, M.D.,M.P.A.  |  Michael Gagnon, M.D.  |   Dr. Swamynathan, M.D.
Gina Trentacosti, O.D.   |   Anh Le, O.D. 
  |   Kien Ngo, O.D.   |   Laura Schrupp, O.D. 

 

Dr. GagnonMichael Gagnon, M.D.

After graduating from Saint Mary’s College of California, Dr. Gagnon received his Doctorate of Medicine from Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Wake Forest University, and spent an additional year for subspecialty training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of Utah, Moran Eye Center. A board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Gagnon is on the clinical teaching staff of the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the California Association of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the California Medical Association, and the Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association.

Specializing in cornea and refractive surgery, Dr. Gagnon has performed a wide variety of refractive procedures, including LASIK and Advanced Surface Ablation, and no injection sutureless cataract surgery. He has published many papers and has given lectures at national meetings on topics in refractive surgery as well as ocular surface reconstruction. Dr. Gagnon received the Best Paper of Session Award at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting for his investigation of intraocular lens calculations after LASIK. His areas of interest also include LASIK, corneal transplants, sutureless corneal transplants (DSEK), pterygium surgery, artificial corneas, and dry eyes.

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Kala Swamynathan, M.D

After successful completion of Transitional Year internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, she worked as a research coordinator at Stanford University department of ophthalmology. Her residency training in ophthalmology was obtained at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, where she was awarded the prestigious Merrill Grayson Leadership Award for the best outgoing resident. She has authored and co-authored papers in corneal diseases and glaucoma. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association.

Prior to joining the staff at Valley EyeCare Center Dr. Swamynathan worked several years in San Joaquin County. A comprehensive ophthalmologist, she brings with her valuable experience in treating a wide variety of eye disease.




Dr. Trentacosti

Gina Trentacosti, O.D.

Dr. Trentacosti received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis, in biological sciences. She graduated from the Univeristy of California Berkeley School of Optometry. She completed her clinical rotations at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC, Vision American in St. Louis, MO, and Heritage Park Vision Source in Midwest City, OK.

Upon completing her doctorate in 2000, Dr. Trentacosti became an associate at Valley EyeCare Center.



Dr. LeAnh Le, O.D.

Dr. Anh Le graduated from the University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry in 2003. She has worked in several private practices before coming to Valley Eye Care. This experience has given her a wealth of knowledge in the areas of contact lens fitting, orthokeratology, pediatrics, and the treatment of ocular diseases. She especially loves to work with children and strongly feels that having good vision in childhood can impact all aspects of their lives and can give them the potential for a great future. She is a proud mother of two lovely children and is adept at helping children feel comfortable during an exam, some of them may even find themselves having fun by the time she’s done.

Dr. Le also has great insight into current research trends due to her 4 years of experience working in science and research prior to becoming an optometrist. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, San Diego in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Psychology in 1995. She is fluent in Vietnamese and can perform an exam in Spanish with ease.



Dr. Yip Kien Ngo, O.D.

Dr. Kien Ngo received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley in Integrative Biology. He completed his graduate degree at the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry. His clinical rotations were completed at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tacoma, WA and Kaiser Permanente Point West Medical Center in Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Ngo has been an associate at Valley EyeCare Center since 2012.




Dr Schrupp Laura Schrupp, O.D.

Dr. Schrupp received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Psychobiology. She went on to earn both her Doctor of Optometry and Master of Sciences degree from State University of New York College of Optometry. She completed clinical rotations at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration in Tucson, AZ and Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA.

After completing her doctorate, Dr. Schrupp practiced for several years in San Francisco where she specialized in family eye care, as well as treating medical eye conditions and managing post operative surgical care. She also has advanced certification in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.

Jonathan Savell, M.D., M.P.A.

After serving the community for over 40 years, Dr. Savell officially retired from Valley EyeCare Center in November 2015. During his time here Dr. Savell had the privilege of meeting a great many people and developing a true friendship with his patients and his staff. His strive for outstanding patient care is still alive and well in Valley EyeCare Center today.






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