San Diego Eye Bank

Board of Directors

Elizabeth Pinney

Elizabeth Pinney, M.D.
Cornea, Cataract, and Anterior Segment Specialist
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, CA

Dr. Elizabeth Pinney is a board certified Ophthalmologist specializing in Cornea, Cataract and Anterior Segment Disease at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego.  Dr. Pinney graduated with High Honors from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. She earned her medical degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.  She then returned to California where she completed her internship and residency at the University of California, San Diego.  Subsequently, she completed her fellowship training in the area of Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Pinney’s clinical practice is focused on corneal, cataract and anterior segment disease.  She performs all forms of corneal transplantation, including penetrating keratoplasty, lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK/DSAEK).  She is experienced in complex cataracts, subluxed/dislocated intraocular lenses, iris repair and iris prosthesis, corneal cross-linking, and ocular surface tumors.




Committed to best patient outcomes

As the largest eye bank in California, we are committed to the restoration and preservation of sight. Through our Gift of Sight program, we have helped restore sight to over 100,000 recipients. We provide a full range of tissue distribution services along with support for medical missions and research advancements. Additionally, we sponsor continuing education programs, wet labs, and training courses for physicians, ophthalmic technicians, and healthcare professionals.

The Board of Directors of the San Diego Eye Bank is comprised entirely of ophthalmologists from our community. They help ensure that SDEB continues to meet the needs of surgeons and their patients concerning the changing and emerging technologies in eye banking and the field of ophthalmology.

Since 1959, SDEB has remained an institution for the ophthalmic community in San Diego, across the nation, and around the globe.