Richard Ho

  • Cupertino US-CA
Richard Ho

Work History

Work History


Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Trained, mentored, and certified doctoral candidates to become physicians
  • Advised students in their career development, and a few became national experts




2005 - Present

Owner and Medical Director

Accente Laser Medical Center

  • Consulted on ophthalmology, general medicine, and cosmetics laser surgeries
  • Demonstrated untiring diligence in providing counseling in preventive medicine
1990 - Present

Chairman and Facilitator

Annual Asian Health Symposium
  • Organized in a panel of 10 experts and allied major corporations support
  • Hosted 500+ attendees, and induced continuous events for community health awareness and corporation branding among Asians
2000 - Present

HIPAA Compliance Speaker

Massachusetts Health Care Consortium
2002 - Present

HIPAA Compliance and Privacy Acts Keynote Speaker

North American Women’s Health Forum
1998 - Present

Consultant and Professor of Ophthalmology

Guangdong People’s Hospital
  • Advised and educated surgeons on the state of the art of eye and cosmetic procedures
1998 - Present

Visiting Professor

Kiang Wu Hospital,
  • Advised and educated surgeons on the state of the art of eye and cosmetic procedures
2002 - Present

Medical Consultant

Eyear Optical
  • Performed outpatient ophthalmic procedures
  • Consulted on clinical process, HIPAA compliance, and medical document management
1998 - Present

Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology

Shanghai Medical University
  • Advised and educated surgeons on the state of the art of eye and cosmetic procedures 
2000 - Present

Medical Business Consultant

Pacific Alliance Medical Center
  • Consulted on HIPAA compliance, marketing, business development, and documentation and process assessment
1998 - Present

Ophthalmology Consultant

Kiang Wu Hospital
  • Built a brand new eye clinic and trained 10+ eye surgeons
2000 - 2006

Faculty Member

University of Phoenix
  • Taught graduate business management to MBA students
2000 - 2005

HIPPA and OSHA Medical Consultant

Santa Clara Medical Society
  • Lectured frequently for members, on HIPPA, OSHA, and quality assurance
2000 - 2005

Medical Business Consultant

Law Offices of James J. Seltzer
  • Provided expert advice on QA consulting, licensee discipline, marketing and business development, documentation and process assessment, in a law firm specialized in medical malpractice and medical provider license violations 
2004 - 2005

Volunteer Medical Doctor

Ujima Medical Clinic
  • Treated patients (homeless or no insurance) in ophthalmology and general medicine
2000 - 2004

HIPPA Consultant

Health Highway, Inc.
  • Consulted on enterprise ASP clinical management software application, and medical e-business development and strategy
  • Achieved VAR alliances with 2 major medical associations, a Fortune 50 company alliance and MSO in 2 months
2000 - 2004

HIPPA and Facility Policy Consultant

The Lezak Brook Group, LLC
  • Consulted on HIPPA and facility policy for a 250-bed convalescent hospital in East LA; turned it around in good standing, which previously was in threat of cease and desist operation due to multiple major DHS violations
  • Successfully turn around a 120-bed convalescent home in metro LA
  • Funded and patented for several start-ups, including a major biotech company
2000 - 2003

HIPPA Consultant

Physicians Foundation for Medical Care
  • Consulted on HIPPA compliance
  • Recruited members and developed business for the foundation
1999 - 2001

VP Business Development

  • Consulted on funding, business development, and strategic alliances for a pre-IPO company in biometrics solution for privacy and confidentiality for e-business and e-health
  • Successfully built strategic alliances agreement with major investing partners
1998 - 2000

CEO and President
  • Led a team to design engineering architecture and develop strategic alliances for an ASP and e-health interactive management portal, focusing on internet privacy and integration solutions
  • Successfully passed beta testing
  • Made a critical risk management decision to hold the project because of dotcom company funding melt-down
  • Safely returned seed money investment to investors and maintained goodwill for the company
1990 - 1999

Owner and Medical Director

San Jose Eye Ambulatory Surgical Center, Inc.
  • Established the first ambulatory surgicenter in Santa Clara
  • Performed eye and cosmetic surgeries
  • Generated an annual revenue of $2+ million
  • Sold in 1999 after successfully developing it into a multi-specialty surgicenter
1994 - 1999


Tech America International, Inc.
  • Founded 3 outpatient surgical centers in China, 1 voted Best Eye Center in China by CNN in 1999
  • Established the first Sino-American joint medical venture
  • Funded and provided international medical equipment sale, with $2+ million per project
  • Developed a strategic alliance for international projects to facilitate sales for major U.S. suppliers
  • Consulted on international e-business, with core focus on document management, HIPAA certification, HMO management and privacy protection
1986 - 1999

Owner and Medical Director

Richard K. Ho, M.D. Inc. DBA Silicon Valley Medical Center, Inc.,

  • Established and directed wholly owned private practice
  • Grew business at 30% per year consistently for 13 years
  • Managed 30+ staff members with a client base of 100,000+, which required daily planning, public relations, multi-tasking, crisis intervention, team building, budgeting, short- and long-term goal setting, marketing, and sales
  • Demonstrated strong time-management and record-keeping skills with proven ability to relate well with both peers and employees
1987 - 1995


The Ho’s Endowment Fund
  • Piloted a cross-cultural understanding program with matching funding from major industry leaders
  • Sponsored major events on campus, and catalyzed matching corporate support and funding
1990 - 1992

Clinical Faculty Ophthalmology

Stanford University Medical Center
  • Trained, mentored, and certified doctoral candidates to become physicians
  • Advised students in their career development, and a few became national experts
1975 - 1979

Clinical Instructor

Northwestern University Medical Center
  • Trained medical students, interns, and residents for ocular surgeries



1979 - Present

Chief Resident

Northwestern University Medical Center
1978 - Present


Stanford University Medical Center
1980 - Present


American Board of Ophthalmology
1974 - Present


Medical College of Wisconsin
1980 - Present


American Academy of Ophthalmology
1998 - 1999


The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California
1976 - 1979


Northwestern University Medical Center
1975 - 1976


Northwestern University Medical Center
1971 - 1975


Medical College of Wisconsin
1969 - 1971


University of California
1967 - 1969

Hartnell College

Community and International Work

  • Frequent guest talk-show host on FM 96.4, AM1430 on community healthcare issues
  • Medical mission to Navapor village, India, in 2000; established mid- and long-term strategy for team India to assure sustainability 
  • Medical mission to Shanghai and Fushan village, China, in 1999; led Prevention of Blindness Project
  • Piloted eye and medical clinic, and volunteered at Family Outreach Placement Program for the drug addicts and homeless at CityTeam Ministries, San Jose, 1997-1999

Professional Summary

  • Ophthalmologist with 25+ years of experience providing outstanding patient care, specialized in micro ocular plastic surgery with diverse laser applications
  • 12+ years of consulting experience in health care and legal industries, with proven excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • 6+ years of international entrepreneurship in high tech and health care integrated solutions, demonstrating business acumen in capital raising and risk management
  • Various teaching and coaching experience nationally and internationally on health care and MBA subjects
  • Public speaker on HIPPA compliance at various conferences
  • Compassionate about underprivileged and minority groups by reaching out to them both locally and internationally on medical mission trips
  • Fluent in English, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghai-ese), and medical Spanish


Inspired and capable ophthalmologist seeks challenging opportunities in clinical, expert witness, consulting, or teaching positions in health care.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Asian Business League of Silicon Valley
  • California Association of Ophthalmology
  • California Medical Association
  • Contact Lens Society of America
  • International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty
  • MAP International
  • Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society
  • Peninsula Eye Society
  • Santa Clara County Medical Association
  • Santa Clara Medical Society       
  • World Vision International

Medical Specialties

  • 25+ years of experience in micro ocular plastic surgery with diverse laser applications
  • Outpatient ophthalmic clinic development and management
  • Advanced and micro surgery of the eye and anterior segment
  • Glaucoma surgery, laser therapeutic ultrasonic treatment, new shunt and pressure regulator
  • Keratorefractive surgery, radial keratotomy, epikeratophakia, automated lamellar keratoplasty, PRK, LASIK           
  • Laser surgery for anterior and posterior segments
  • Low vision evaluation and consultation
  • Phacoemulsification and small incision, no stitch cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation
  • Pharmaceutical and basic science research projects and programs
  • Therapeutic contact lenses and contact lens fitting
  • Advanced aesthetic laser for photo facial non-ablative and ablative treatment, vein therapy, hair removal
  • Botox, collagen therapy
  • Reconstructive, plastic and cosmetic surgery of eyes and face
  • Medical dermatology
  • Acupuncture and pain management (non-certified)
  • Alternative medicine and herbal medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in “Who’s Who in the Medical Specialties Directory”
  • Listed in “California’s Who’s Who Directory”
  • Listed in “National Clinical Investigators Directory” (1990-1994)
  • President’s Scholar and Campbell Scholar at University of California; Graduated with First Honors (1971)
  • Dean’s Honor List (1967-1971)

Publications and Research

  • “Vitaphore Collagen Shield Study Affecting Healing of the Cornea”, with Chiron Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • “Ketorolac Study of Pupil Effect During Cataract Surgery”, with Syntex Co., (unpublished)
  • “Low Vision Aids: A Part of the Retinologist’s Responsibility”, Ophthalmology 85:117
  • Clinical Investigator for Allergan Medical Optics: Silicone implants, Keratolens for Myopia and Aphakia, and Keratoconus
  • Clinical Investigator for new product, Intraocular lens; I.O.L.A.B., Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
  • Clinical Investigator for Coburn Intraocular Lens
  • Clinical Investigator for IOL: Domilens, France
  • Clinical Investigator for Alcon IOL
  • Clinical Investigator, Surgidev Co. IOL
  • Clinical Investigator, Glaucorna shunt-pressure regulator; Optimed, Inc.
  • Clinical Investigator, McGhann IOL; 3M Corp.
  • Clinical Investigator, IOL: Optical Radiation Corp.
  • Clinical Investigator, IOL: IOPTEX
  • Research: Animal models of Senile Macular Degeneration (unpublished)
  • Research: Study of the Toxicological Effects of Aerosols and Safety Threshold for National Health Standard; under direction of Richard D. Stoward, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Environmental Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin (1972-1974)
  • Research: Physiological Study of Various Environmental Stresses Affecting the Function of the Human Body; under direction of Steven M. Horvath, M.D., Ph.D., Department Chairman of the Institute Of Environmental Stress, University of California (1967-1968)
  • Research: Animal Behaviors; under direction of Howard M. Feder, Ph.D., Department Chairman of Zoology, Hartnell College, California (1967-1968)


2003 - Present

Advanced Certificate in Photo Laser Application

1980 - Present

Board Certified

American Board of Ophthalmology
1979 - Present

Medical License

California State