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Alexander I. Zabaneh, MD


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Dr. Alexander Zabaneh is a fellowship-trained, Board Certified ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical management of cataracts, dry eye, and glaucoma. He spent his formative years growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He completed a competitive six year combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, also serving as a research assistant. During his tenure, he authored a number of papers in the fields of neuroscience and ophthalmology, while spending his free time volunteering in the community.

Dr. Zabaneh completed his medical internship at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, and his ophthalmology residency at the University of Chicago where he received the Kiernan OKAP Award. He then further sub-specialized by completing a glaucoma fellowship at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Zabaneh has presented at meetings for the Chicago Glaucoma Society and American Glaucoma Society. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, traveling and playing sports.

Practices at
Castillejos Eye Institute
Languages Spoken
  • › English
  • › Arabic
Board Certifications
  • › American Board of Ophthalmology
Hospital Affiliations
  • › University of Missouri School of Medicine, MD - 2013
  • › St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Internship - 2014
  • › University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics, Ophthalmology, Residency - 2017
  • › University of South Florida College of Medicine, Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment, Fellowship - 2018
Memberships & Associations
  • › American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • › American Glaucoma Society
Associated Doctors
Duane M. Bryant, MD
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342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA, 91910

Insurances Accepted
  • Beech Street
  • Beech Street (Workers' Comp)
  • CorVel (Workers' Comp)
  • Coventry / First Health
  • Coventry / First Health (Workers' Comp)
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Management Network, Inc.
  • Humana ChoiceCare
  • Interplan / HealthSmart
  • Interplan / HealthSmart (Workers' Comp)
  • MultiPlan
  • MultiPlan (Workers' Comp)
  • Pacific Foundation SISC (Workers' Comp)
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Prime Health Services
  • Prime Health Services (Workers' Comp)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Scripps Employee Medical Plan
  • St. Paul's Eldercare
  • Three Rivers
  • Three Rivers (Workers' Comp)
  • USA MCO (Workers' Comp)
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Alignment Health Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California Promise Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Healthcare Advantage
  • Scan Medicare Advantage
  • Scripps Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United-AARP Medicare Advantage

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