Scott C. So, M.D.
Dr. Scott So is a board certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty fellowship training in glaucoma diagnosis, lasers, and microsurgery.
After growing up in the Los Angeles area, Dr. So headed east to Boston to attend Tufts University. After graduating with high thesis honors and cum laude, he entered medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He was a Charlton research fellow focusing on the early detection of glaucoma with novel diagnostic equipment including Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT). His ophthalmology residency was in Dallas at the University of Texas Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. So then joined the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology under the fellowship of the renowned Drs. Joseph Caprioli, Anne Coleman, and Simon Law. While at Jules Stein Eye Institute, where Dr. So taught residents at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, he won the Frances Goldwyn glaucoma fellowship award.
Dr. So was recruited by Pacific Eye Associates in 2006. He was thrilled to move to San Francisco, to be closer to his own family and to join the PEA family. His practice also incorporates the latest diagnostic and treatment modalities such as the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Visucam optic nerve imaging, and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT).
In addition to his clinical training, Dr. So has contributed to research in glaucoma laser trabeculoplasty, pediatric ocular trauma, and OCT. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Glaucoma Society and is an invited presenter at professional conferences. Dr. So is also actively involved in the teaching of ophthalmology residents at California Pacific Medical Center.