Dr. Andrew Kao is a board-certified ophthalmologist who returns to his native Bakersfield to practice ophthalmology at Advanced Center for Eyecare. He was valedictorian at Stockdale High in 2001 and went on to graduate with honors from UC Berkeley. He received his medical degree from UC San Francisco, after which he completed a fellowship in ocular pathology at the top eye hospital in the country, the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Kao completed his residency at the longest running eye hospital in the US, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan, New York, and was recognized as the top resident in his class. He then undertook a year-long fellowship in ocular oncology at UC San Francisco, where he learned to care for ocular-surface and intra-ocular tumors, in addition to teaching cataract surgery to residents. He is excited to join the team at Advanced Center for Eyecare and provide the most advanced ophthalmologic treatment to his hometown.