Dr. Gilbert is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery, multi-focal, accommodative and toric intraocular lens implants, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Gilbert has over 20 years of eye care experience. In addition to his practice, he serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine. His research has been published in the leading journal, Ophthalmology.
Dr. Gilbert graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley with Great Distinction in General Scholarship. From the start of his medical career, Dr. Gilbert sought the best possible clinical training. He received his MD from the top-ranked University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Gilbert was drawn to ophthalmology because of the specialty's reliance upon visual diagnostic skills. Because he also excelled in clinical medicine, he first elected a rigorous internal medicine internship at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. He subsequently completed his ophthalmology residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center where clinical acumen and surgical skills were emphasized.
Following his formal medical training, Dr. Gilbert joined the Nepal Blindness Program, serving as a Seva Foundation volunteer ophthalmologist in Nepal and India in 1989-90. There he treated patients with limited access to modern ophthalmology and helped teach Nepalese ophthalmologists.
Dr. Gilbert values his one-on-one relationship with patients. He is committed to providing the latest in proven eye therapy techniques in a compassionate and courteous environment. His ophthalmic surgical skills are renowned.
Outside the office, Dr. Gilbert enjoys eclectic music, skiing, travel and wooden model shipbuilding. He is a perennial participant in the Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual two-day, 200 mile bike ride that raises millions of dollars to support the Jimmy Fund's cancer research activities.
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
New England Ophthalmological Society
Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons – Northeast Regional Representative on Executive Board; President, 2002-2003
Dr. Balderas is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in glaucoma. Dr. Balderas earned her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her ophthalmology residency at the Tufts-New England Eye Center in Boston. She completed a year of glaucoma subspecialty training at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston/New England Eye Center. Dr. Balderas is also an Associate Instructor in Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Balderas served as a volunteer ophthalmologist in El Salvador in the winter of 2008. She enjoys working with patients in underserved areas. Dr. Balderas is fluent in Spanish and looks forward to serving the needs of Spanish-speaking patients.
Dr. Balderas is committed to providing the highest quality ophthalmic care in a compassionate and competent manner. She values her time with patients and looks forward to answering their questions and educating them on relevant eye diseases.
When she is outside the office, Dr. Balderas enjoys skiing, tennis and playing the flute.