Dr. Steinert currently serves as Chair of the department of ophthalmology at the University of California, where he holds the Irving H. Leopold Professorship. He is also Professor of Biomedical Engineering and is Director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. He has also has been elected to a 2 year term as President of the Medical Staff / Chief of Staff at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Steinert is past president of ASCRS and just completed a 9 year term as Chair of the Annual Program. He maintains an active consultative practice in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. His research interests center on laser technology and the optical rehabilitation of the eye.