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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





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

Ophthalmology Consultant

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

Medical Consultant

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

Medical Business Consultant

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

Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology

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

Visiting Professor

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

Consultant and Professor of Ophthalmology

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

HIPAA Compliance and Privacy Acts Keynote Speaker

North American Women’s Health Forum

HIPAA Compliance Speaker

Massachusetts Health Care Consortium

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

Faculty Member

University of Phoenix
  • Taught graduate business management to MBA students

Volunteer Medical Doctor

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

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 

HIPPA and OSHA Medical Consultant

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

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

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

HIPPA Consultant

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

Clinical Instructor

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




American Board of Ophthalmology


American Academy of Ophthalmology

Chief Resident

Northwestern University Medical Center


Stanford University Medical Center


Medical College of Wisconsin


The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California


Northwestern University Medical Center


Northwestern University Medical Center


Medical College of Wisconsin


University of California

Hartnell College

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.

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

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)

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)

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

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



Advanced Certificate in Photo Laser Application


Board Certified

American Board of Ophthalmology

Medical License

California State