Jacob W. Brubaker, MD received his medical degree from McGill University. He went on to complete an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah and his ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri. He completed two fellowships, one in ophthalmic pathology at the University of Utah and his glaucoma fellowship at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Brubaker chose the specialty of glaucoma because of the complexity of the disease and the challenge it presents. He is fascinated with the technological advancements made in recent years, which have made glaucoma treatment and outcomes increasingly more rewarding.
As a large supporter of clinical research, he has been involved in multiple studies since 2001. His most recent involvement was at the University of Missouri as a research assistant to Dr. Rajiv Mohan studying the use of novel inhibitors of fibrosis in glaucoma filtration surgery. Dr. Brubaker also has an extensive list of publications, presentations, and awards for his research. He is a great addition to our research department working alongside Dr. Lewis.
In 2010, Dr. Brubaker participated in an ophthalmology medical mission and disaster relief following the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He has also volunteered in Senegal, Africa and Quebec, Canada. He finds fulfillment when he can offer assistance to people who suffer from devastating circumstances. One of his fondest memories is when he fit an elderly woman with her first pair of reading glasses and saw the delight on her face when she could read her pocket bible again. His ability to speak French and his love for traveling influences his plans for future travels abroad. He plans to return to Haiti for more service work.
Dr. Brubaker is married and the father of four young children. Since moving to California, he has enjoyed trips to the beach with his family. He also spends time exploring Sacramento and riding his bike along the American River, enjoying Lake Tahoe, and bringing his family to Muir Woods. He is an outdoor sports enthusiast and loves backpacking, camping, skiing, and mountain biking. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, photography, and spending time with his family.
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