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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

David Lightfoot, MD

  • Ophthalmology
Eye Care Institute
720 4th St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Primary Office

Eye Care Institute
720 4th St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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(707) 575-3800
(707) 528-4967

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Ophthalmology
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Northwestern University- Chicago
    • Residency
      Hahnemann, (Drexel) University- Philadelphia
    • Fellowship
      Neuro-ophthalmology, Pennsylvania Hospital- Philadelphia
  • Biography



    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 Ophthalmology.

    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 Historical Society.

    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.