San Diego Retina Associates logo

Our Physicians

Mark Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Mark Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Medical School
  • University of Southern California
  • Ophthalmology Residency
  • University of Southern California
  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship
  • Retina Vitreous Associates of Los Angeles, California

Dr. Smith received his undergraduate education at University of California - Santa Barbara and his medical degree from the University of Southern California. Dr. Smith entered private practice in San Diego in 1989.

Dr. Smith has a broad range of interests in the retinal field including management of complex retinal detachments, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Smith has been named to The Top Doctors in San Diego.

Dr. Smith is a member of American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Western Retina Study Club, and the San Diego County Medical Society.

He is a Past President of the San Diego Eye Bank and in addition is a Past Chief, Department of Ophthalmology, Mercy Hospital.

He is on staff at Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital and Tri-City Hospital.


Fane L. Robinson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Fane L. Robinson, M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Medical School
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ophthalmology Residency
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship
  • University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Robinson received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town. Prior to starting his ophthalmology residency, he spent a year with an internationally recognized research team at the Scheie Eye Institute studying retinal blood flow. Following his retina fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania he spent a further year at that facility supervising resident education and surgery. Dr. Robinson entered private practice in San Diego in 1989.

Dr. Robinson's interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal vascular diseases. Dr. Robinson has been named to The Top Doctors in San Diego.

Dr. Robinson is a member of American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Western Retina Study Club, California Association of Ophthalmology and the San Diego County Medical Society.

He is a Past President of the San Diego Eye Bank and in addition has served on the Ophthalmology Supervisory Committee at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Robinson is on staff at Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital and limits his practice to medical retina.


ATul Jain, M.D.

Atul Jain, M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Medical School
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • Ophthalmology Residency
  • Stanford University
  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship
  • University of California at Los Angeles

Dr. Jain received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He went on to complete his residency at Stanford University and his vitreo-retinal fellowship at UCLA. He is the recipient of the prestigious HEED Opthalmic Foundation award.

Dr. Jain is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). He has a broad range of interests in both medical and surgical vitreo-retinal diseases.

Dr. Jain has an extensive history of contributing to the field of ophthalmology, and retina in particular, with over 40 peer-reviewed publications and numerous presentations. His CV is available for those interested.