Founder, President and Medical Director
Hailing from Iowa and South Dakota, Dr. Brierly took advantage of his family’s California relocation to pursue an early research career in marine biology, but quickly changed his trajectory to enter the University of California Davis School of Medicine. An MD in 1999 followed by an Internal Medicine internship and a role as Chief Resident during his Ophthalmology residency is the foundation for Dr. Brierly’s career today. With an impressive publication record, including a primary authorship paper with triple-digit citations and a chapter in a book on the history of cornea transplantation with two editions, he has been impactful in his field.
Dr. Brierly served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Santa Rosa Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, where he was responsible for a department of 57 full-time staff including Retina, Cornea, Glaucoma, Pediatric/Strabismus, and Comprehensive Eye Surgeons, as well as more than a dozen Optometrists. A voting member of the Kaiser Santa Rosa Medical Executive Committee, he was also the former regional Ophthalmology/Optometry liaison of Northern California, where he coordinated eye care for patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Dr. Brierly practiced for more than 16 years in Sonoma County’s branch of the San Francisco Bay Area physician group, where he honed his talents and skills to such a degree that he wholeheartedly enjoys and is passionate about tackling the most challenging cataract referrals from his fellow surgeons today.