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Born in San Francisco, CA, Dr. David Lightfoot moved to Santa Rosa, CA
in 1956. He began his education at Santa Rosa Junior College, transferred
to the University of Oregon, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History
from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He obtained his M.D.
degree from Northwestern University at Chicago and completed his ophthalmology
residency at Hahnemann, now Drexel University in Philadelphia. He also
completed a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in
Philadelphia and is certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of
Dr. Lightfoot has been a general ophthalmologist since early 1986 when
he joined the family practice. His special interests are with glaucoma
and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Lightfoot is active in the community and
currently serves as the Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee
at Memorial Hospital, and member of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad
He is married to Marsha Silverthorn Staroba Lightfoot and has two sons;
John Staroba, an Engineer at Agilent and Paul Staroba, Music Director
and Conductor of Broadway Plays, and daughter Laura Lightfoot, Special
Ed Math Teacher at Larry Jones Middle School. In his spare time, Dr. Lightfoot
enjoys reading history and wood-working.
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