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About Dr. Kaur

Dr. Maria Govorkova grew up in Russia, where she graduated summa cum laude and obtained her ophthalmology residency and PhD degree in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Rostov State Medical University. This was followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at Alameda Health System Highland Hospital, Oakland, California, as well as an Ophthalmology residency at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California.

Dr. Kaur - Specialties
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Surgery: Glaucoma, Diabetes, Retina
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • American Academy of Opthalmology – Member
  • American Medical Association - Member
In addition to completing three years of residency at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, and two years of residency at Highland Hospital, Oakland, Dr. Govorkova practiced opthalmology and performed eye surgeries for three years in Russia before moving to the United States.
  • Dr. Govorkova’s PhD degree was awarded for studies of clinical and functional characteristics of eye pathology, specifically optic nerve atrophy in closed head injuries. At Stanford University, Dr. Govorkova conducted research on eye movement disorders. Dr. Govorkova has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals related to her research interests. She also holds a patent for method of preventing optic atrophy in closed craniocerebral trauma.
  • Dr. Govorkova earned three Erdbrink Awards for best resident research at California Pacific Medical Center. She published results of her research in oculoplastics in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. She is currently involved in a project for developing a device to guide blepharoplasty eyelid surgery.
  • Dr. Govorkova has presented on broad ranging ophthalmology topics at California Pacific Medical Center, Lions Eye Foundation, San Francisco, and Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara. She also presented at California Pacific Medical Center Graduate Medical Education Research Day and Northern California Chapter of American College of Physicians.
  • Dr. Govorkova volunteered her medical services at local community organizations including Rota Care Free Clinic in Mountain View, CA and Vedic Dharma Samaj, Fremont, CA.
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