Meet Our Physicians
Almira W. Cann, MD, PhD
Dr. Cann is a native of Mississippi, received her B.A. degree , summa cum laude, in chemistry from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame Indiana. Received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics from Columbia University in New York and her M.D. degree from UCLA. She has an internship in Internal Medicine from Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Ca. Her Ophthalmology Residency was completed at the Prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in 1985. Dr. Cann has been Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology since 1989 and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Cann has publications in the Journal of Biologic Chemistry, and has been diligent in her contributions to the medical field. Before coming to Pasadena to start her ophthalmology practice, she headed an ophthalmology training program. She is an avid teacher of ophthalmology residents and medical students.
Dr. Cann has been in private practice in Pasadena caring for patients with glaucoma, cataracts and providing quality eye care for more than 23 years. Dr. Cann has been nominated by her peers in the San Gabriel Valley as one of Pasadena Magazine’s 2012 top Doctors.
She has performed thousands of cataract, glaucoma and laser surgeries. Dr. Cann through her expertise and advance technology has been able to detect brain tumors and ocular tumors. Dr. Cann is committed to providing individual care to all her patient’s.
Dr. Cann is the medical director of CEMG and strives to provide outstanding care for those entrusted to her care. She welcomes you.
Farnoosh Tinoosh, MD
Dr. Tinoosh has been recognized as one of America's Top Ophthalmologists by the Consumers' Research Council of America. Furthermore, Dr. Tinoosh was awarded the Centurion Surgeon and Quality of Vision award for his superior quality and expertise in the refractive surgery field. The Orange County Register’s public opinion poll rated his Orange County office #1, five years in a row.
One of the most experienced ophthalmologists in California specializing in refractive surgery, Dr. Tinoosh has performed over 40,000 procedures and his main focus is the quality of his results rather than the quantity of procedures. In fact, only about 1.5% of his patients require a secondary or post-treatment. Dr. Tinoosh's low re-treatment data and technique have been published in the Medical Journal, Ocular Surgery News in March 2006 National publication. He credits his impeccable results in the refractive surgery field to his technique, experience, special care for his patients, and use of the most advanced FDA approved technology available today.
Dr. Tinoosh completed his residency at the prestigious Kresge Eye Institute in Michigan where he refined his surgical and medical skills. He attended medical school at Wayne State University, School of Medicine in Michigan and completed an internship at the Detroit Medical Center. Further, Dr. Tinoosh has published several medical publications and abstracts over the years. He has also given lectures on refractive surgery nationally and abroad to other physicians.
Dr. Tinoosh has successfully completed and received several certifications, such as the Nidek and VISX Excimer Laser Systems. In addition, he has extensive experience with the Amadeus, Nidek, Haqnsatome and Moria Microkeratomes. Dr. Tinoosh has received certification on the Verisyse Phakic Intraocular Lens System; this system is for patients who do not qualify for Lasik. Furthermore, he has received certification for Conductive Keratoplasty (CK): a procedure that corrects near vision giving patients freedom from reading glasses.
Dr. Tinoosh is one of the first refractive surgeons in California to become a special certified surgeon and to perform the LADAR WAVEfront/ CUSTOM CORNEA treatment on his patients. This procedure reshapes the cornea to address both lower and higher order aberrations; therefore, he treats more than just one prescription. The main goal in using WAVEfront/ CUSTOM CORNEA treatment is to give patients the highest quality of vision possible.
Our office uses only the latest and most advanced FDA approved and state of the art equipment for testing pre-operatively, including Orbscan and Ladarwave Wavefront Aberrometer.
Jose Briones, MD
Competent service and honest friendship are the guiding principles and policies of Dr. Briones, who has been practicing ophthalmology for over thirty years in the Glendora area. Having completed his undergraduate studies and degree at the Ateneo de Manila, Dr. Briones studied medicine and achieved his degree at the University of Santo Tomas College of Medicine. His advanced postgraduate studies were done at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia for his ophthalmology residency, followed by a fellowship in diabetes and medical retina at the Joslin Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts. He served as a Senior Ophthalmology Physician at the Joslin until 1982, when he moved to Glendora to establish his personal practice. He also had served as a Clinical assistant professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, and is now one of the Comprehensive Eye Medical and Surgical Group's fine ophthalmologists.