Dr. Michael Drinnan M.D., has been practicing comprehensive ophthalmology in San Mateo for over 30 years. After getting his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, he received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is a board certified ophthalmologist.
Dr. Drinnan completed his residency training at the Stanford University Department of Ophthalmology and was chosen to be its chief resident in his senior year. Presently, Dr. Drinnan is an adjunct clinical assistant professor in Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical School. He teaches eye surgery to ophthalmology residents in training.
He has been a long time member and fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) and a life time member of the American Medical Association (AMA).
Dr. Drinnan organizes and heads the Eye Clinic at the Samaritan House Free Medical Clinic in San Mateo and performs pro bono eye surgery for needy patients there.
Dr. Drinnan has a special interest in cataract and refractive surgery and is one of the busiest cataract surgeons on the Peninsula. He was one of the first surgeons to implant the new multifocal intraocular lens at Mills-Peninsula Hospital. He specializes in state of the art small incision cataract surgery and other refractive surgeries to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. He provides care of patients with a wide variety of eye conditions including glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
In his spare time, Dr. Drinnan enjoys hiking, cycling, swimming, running and traveling.