Meet our Team of Experts
At Eye Medical Clinic, we know that excellent surgical results depend on distinctive patient care. Throughout our history, we have always understood that each and every patient has unique vision needs. We welcome you to learn more about the experienced California eye doctors that call Eye Medical Clinic home.
Mona Bagga, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist with training from the University of California and Northwestern University, the leading glaucoma and ophthalmology programs in the nation. Dr. Bagga has deep experience in cataract and glaucoma treatment, and uses a combination of advanced medical, surgical, and laser procedures to improve her patients’ vision and quality of life.
In addition to thousands of conventional glaucoma surgeries, such as trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage implants, Dr. Bagga has performed hundreds of minimally-invasive glaucoma procedures using iStent, Trabectome, and Canaloplasty. She was the first surgeon in Arizona to perform the iStent procedure for glaucoma.
She has been performing cataract surgery since 1996 and has completed more than 10,000 successful procedures, including laser-assisted cataract surgery with premium lens implants. She was also one of the first two surgeons in the United States to implant the Tecnis Toric Lens.
Dr. Bagga is actively involved in clinical research and has authored numerous publications, lectured internationally, and served as an investigator in numerous clinical trials. Dr. Bagga is well-respected in her field and is a highly sought-after surgeon.
Dr. Bagga is recognized as a Top Ophthalmologist representing San Jose, CA. She is featured on the 2019/2020 Top Doctors Magazine list, a nationally syndicated publication.
Dr. Bagga loves being a surgeon, but in her spare time, she enjoys painting, as it appeals to her artistic nature. She enjoys hiking and spending time with family and friends. She also speaks Hindi and Punjabi.
John Sullivan, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with vast experience in cataract, reconstructive, cosmetic and plastic surgery. He holds a clinical professor faculty appointment in the ophthalmology department at University of California-San Francisco where he shares teaching responsibilities training ophthalmology residents and oculoplastic fellows.
Dr. Sullivan graduated from the University of Notre Dame and earned his medical degree at Georgetown University. After completing his medical internship at Ohio State University, Dr. Sullivan served two years as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He specialized in ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco, completing a rigorous fellowship at St. John’s Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at Melbourne University in Australia and completed an additional year of fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery at UCSF.
Dr. Sullivan has authored more than two dozen publications in journals and textbooks and is the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award. He also serves as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.
A native of Santa Rosa, California, Dr. Sullivan has had a front row seat to the amazing evolution of beautiful San Jose as it has come to represent the heart of Silicon Valley. He joined Eye Medical Clinic in 1973 and has been privileged to see the practice grow and to serve generations of families in the area.
Christina Nguyen Deane, OD, is a therapeutic optometrist at Eye Medical Clinic with special interest in specialty contact lenses for patients with keratoconus, eye trauma, corneal transplants and irregular corneas. She also specializes in cosmetic and multifocal contact lenses.
Before joining Eye Medical Clinic in 1995, Dr. Deane served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps. After two years, she relocated with her family to Austin, Texas, where she built a thriving optometric practice. Upon returning to San Jose, she returned to the Eye Medical Clinic family in 2004.
Dr. Deane has a strong interest in contact lenses. She is an expert in fitting specialty contact lenses for patients with challenging medical issues including keratoconus, trauma, corneal transplants and irregular corneas. In addition to contact lens fittings, Dr. Deane provides comprehensive eye examinations and is licensed to diagnose and treat primary care eye conditions.
Dr. Deane stays current in all areas related to optometric care and the latest technology in contact lens materials and designs. She loves helping her patients achieve their personal best vision.
Dr. Deane is also fluent in Vietnamese.
Dr. Paik earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in Biological Sciences and International Relations. She received her Medical Doctorate from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She performed her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York, NY. She then completed additional training with a cornea, refractive and external disease fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Paik specializes in disease of the cornea and anterior segment. She is an experienced cornea transplant surgeon with specialized expertise in keratoconus, corneal dystrophies, pterygium and corneal infections. She performs a variety of cornea transplants including ultra-thin DSAEK and DMEK. Dr. Paik is trained in cross-linking, an advanced treatment to help stop the progression of keratoconus. She specializes in premium cataract surgery including multifocal and toric lenses. She is also a dry eye specialist.
As a board-certified, fellowship-trained cornea specialist and eye surgeon, Dr. Paik performs everything from modern cataract surgery to complex cornea transplants. Her favorite part of her work is the opportunity for patient connection. “Vision is so important for quality of life,” said Dr. Paik. “I enjoy developing relationships with my patients and caring for them over time.”
Dr. Paik has presented at numerous national conferences and has published in the journal Cornea. She has also published on allergic conjunctivitis. Her research includes topics such as keratoconus, corneal surgical techniques and corneal infections. Dr. Paik is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cornea and Refractive Surgery and the Cornea Society.
Outside of work, Dr. Paik and her husband, a data engineer, are parents to their young daughter and enjoy spending time with family.
Tamer Hadi, MD earned his undergraduate and master’s training in Biomedical Engineering at UC Berkeley and UC Davis. Dr. Hadi spent several years working in biomedical research and development before deciding to go to medical school.
There, he applied the lessons he’d learned in the workplace, love of learning, the importance of collaboration and teamwork, and a commitment to helping others, completing a dual MD-PhD from the Medical College of Virginia. He then went onto graduate medical education with residency training in Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University and Vitreoretinal surgery at the University of California, Irvine and Long Beach VA Medical Center.
“I came to medicine after pursuing a deep-held interest in biomedical research, but I have never regretted it,” said Dr. Hadi. “All of that time and experience have come together and allowed me to look at my patients and their medical problems a little bit differently – and to apply a diverse skill set to help improve their quality of life.”
Dr. Hadi loves being a doctor and a surgeon. He especially enjoys interacting with patients and helping to preserve and restore vision to help his patients live happier, healthier lives. As a fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeon, he performs everything from modern cataract surgery with premium lenses to complex retinal procedures.
Outside of work, he is a husband and father to three young children, and enjoys hiking and spending time at the beach with his family. Together, they love sports of all kinds and working on their family vegetable garden.