Physician Information

Chico Eye Center

Pablo Arregui, MD

Pablo Arregui, MD

Dr. Arregui was born in Santa Monica, California, but moved to Ecuador at the age of eight and lived there for nearly seven years before returning to the United States. As a result, he is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Arregui has been recognized for his expertise and innovation in ophthalmology and cataract surgery for many years. He has been published in various ophthalmic journals and videos of his surgeries are used as training tools in the United States and internationally. He routinely teaches advanced cataract surgical techniques to other ophthalmologists at national and international meetings. Dr. Arregui is a member of several medical and ophthalmology groups and organizations. He has been involved in leadership positions during his training, his Navy career, and at Chico Eye Center. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, hiking, collecting wine, and playing soccer. Dr. Arregui and his wife reside in Chico and have one daughter.

Undergraduate Education University of California, San Diego, Revelle College; San Diego, CA
Medical School Education Georgetown University Medical School; Washington, DC
Internship Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Los Angeles, CA
Residency Scott & White/Texas A&M Medical Center; Temple, TX
Medical Practice Portsmouth Naval Medical Center; Portsmouth, VA
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Eastern Virginia Medical School; Norfolk, VA
Chico Eye Center; Chico, CA
Board Certified Ophthalmology

Benjamin Gilbert, MD

Benjamin Gilbert, MD

After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Gilbert served as an Engineer Officer in the United States Army. Subsequent to medical school and internship, he served as a Brigade Medical Officer and Flight Surgeon in Germany, Iraq and Turkey in the Northern Iraq International Coalition Force. After Ophthalmology residency, Dr. Gilbert was the ophthalmologist for the 82nd Airborne Division and Special Forces at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he was also director of the first U.S. Army Laser Refractive Surgery Center. Dr. Gilbert is an instrument rated pilot and enjoys sailing, biking, and running. He and his wife, Dr. Vally Gilbert, have two sons and two daughters.

Undergraduate Education United States Military Academy; West Point, NY
Medical School Education Georgetown University Medical School; Washington, DC
Internship Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Washington, DC
Residency Madigan Army Medical Center; Tacoma, WA
Medical Practice Womack Army Medical Center; Fort Bragg, NC
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC
Chico Eye Center; Chico, CA
Board Certified Ophthalmology

Heidi Houlihan, MD

Heidi Houlihan, MD

Dr. Houlihan decided to pursue a career in ophthalmology because she enjoys both the precise surgical techniques required and the analytical decision-making of clinical medicine. As a medical student at Temple University, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She also received a merit based scholarship, an achievement citation from the American Medical Women’s Association, and awards in Neuroanatomy and Internal Medicine. During her ophthalmology residency at University of Michigan she was elected Chief Resident. Dr. Houlihan spent her childhood in Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and Pasadena. After living on the East Coast and Midwest, she and her husband are happy to call California home again. They have two children. Dr. Houlihan enjoys volunteering in the community and is an active member of the Chico Sunrise Rotary Club. Her favorite activities include spending time with family, gourmet cooking, and hiking.

Undergraduate Education Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, PA
Graduate Education California State University Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA
Medicial School Education Temple University School of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA
Internship Abington Memorial Hospital; Abington, PA
Residency University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center; Ann Arbor, MI
Medical Practice Chico Eye Center; Chico, CA
Board Certified Ophthalmology

Sean Liston, MD

Sean Liston, MD

Dr. Liston graduated with honors from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Electrical/Optical Engineering. He attended the University of Arizona, College of Medicine as a Dean’s Scholar and was selected for an additional year as a Pathology Fellow. Dr. Liston completed a transitional internship at the Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and was elected Intern of the Year. During his ophthalmology residency at the University of Arizona he served as Chief Resident. He subsequently undertook fellowship training at the University of California, San Diego in corneal and refractive surgery and served as a clinical instructor for residents. Dr. Liston lives in Chico with his wife and two boys and is the president-elect of the Butte-Glenn Medical Society. In his free time, Dr. Liston follows (and sometimes laments) his Arizona Wildcats in football and basketball.

Undergraduate Education University of Arizona College of Engineering; Tucson, AZ
Graduate Education University of Arizona, Pathology Fellowship; Tucson, AZ
Medical School Education University of Arizona College of Medicine; Tucson, AZ
Internship Tucson Hospital Medical Education Program; Tucson, AZ
Residency University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ
Fellowship University of California, San Diego, Cornea and Refractive Surgery; La Jolla, CA
Medical Practice Chico Eye Center; Chico, CA
Board Certified Ophthalmology

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J. Isaac Barthelow, MD

J. Isaac Barthelow, MD
Education B.S. Biological Sciences; University of California Davis Graduated top of class
Medical School University of California Davis
Training Ophthalmology; University of Utah - Moran Eye Center
Clinical Interests Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease
Community Service ARC, Humane Society, Jesus Center, International Eye Care Missions
Interests Golf, Cycling, Boy Scouts with his sons, Traveling with his family, Raised locally and supporting his hometown of Chico

Kristiane Ransbarger, MD

Kristiane Ransbarger, MD
Education B.S. Biological Sciences; George Fox University, Graduated top of class
Medical School Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Training Ophthalmology; Loma Linda University, Fellowship; Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Loma Linda University
Clinical Interests Strabismus, Amblyopia, Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Community Service International Eye Care Missions
Interests Running, Baking, Traveling, Spending time with her family

David Gajda, M.D.

David Gajda, M.D.
Education B.Sc: Electrical Engineering; Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Medical School Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Training Queen's University, Ontario, Canada & Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
Clinical Interests Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract & Glaucoma Surgery, Blepharoplasty, & Macular Degeneration
Interests Golf, Swimming, Hockey, Traveling and spending time with family and friends

Reeve-Woods Eye Care

Robert Reeve, MD

Robert Reeve, MD

Dr. Robert B. Reeve completed medical school at the University of Utah and his ophthalmology residency at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan. He also obtained a fellowship in the subspecialty of glaucoma, training with Dr. Paul Lichter in Ann Arbor. The focus of his practice includes cataract surgery, refractive surgery (including LASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange, ReStor and Rezoom multifocal lens implants) and medical and surgical glaucoma eye care.

David Woods, MD

David Woods, MD

Dr. David J. Woods completed medical school at the University of Washington, and his ophthalmology residency at UC Davis, Sacramento, California. Research interests during residency included LASIK flap outcomes and minimizing aberrations after LASIK surgery. Surgical focus of his practice involves refractive surgery with laser vision correction (LASIK), cataract or lens extraction with lens implants (including the ReSTOR and ReZoom lens implants), and phakic lens implantation (including the new ICL, intraocular collamer lens).