Dr. Pamela Golchet is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Fellowship-trained Retina Specialist with training and experience developed at nationally renowned medical institutions. Dr. Golchet graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from University of California, Los Angeles, where she was awarded multiple awards and honors including the prestigious UCLA Regents Scholarship and as a top graduate, was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.
She went on to receive her medical degree from University of California, San Francisco, where she was among a select few to be awarded the UCSF School of Medicine Regents Scholarship, the highest academic honor bestowed. During medical school, she was the recipient of the UCSF Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship to support her research at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute.
Dr. Golchet completed Residency in Ophthalmology and Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases at the esteemed Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. There, she had the privilege of being mentored by the world-renowned Dr. Lee Jampol, a distinguished leader and pioneer in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases. Dr. Golchet’s research has led to valuable contributions to the field of retina and multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals including Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Retina, and Survey of Ophthalmology. She has been the recipient of several grants to present her research at national meetings such as the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the American Ophthalmological Society.
Dr. Golchet is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases with a particular interest in diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusions, and laser surgery to treat retinal defects to prevent retinal detachment. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an Active Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and has been a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Golchet is on Faculty at the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology where she helps teach the next generation of ophthalmologists-in-training.
Dr. Golchet has been treating patients with vision-threatening conditions in the Los Angeles area for over a decade and is excited to be a part of the Central Coast community. Her outside interests include time spent with family and friends, traveling, Pilates, hiking and exploring the Central Coast.
Practices in both the Santa Maria and the Lompoc clinics