Healthcare Foundation
Gary Barth

Through his medical practice and volunteer work, Gary Barth has been quietly exemplifying the Healthcare Foundation’s values of community, compassion, and equity for years, both here in northern Sonoma County and around the globe. Gary has devoted the better part of his life to helping people all over the world improve their vision, heal from diseases of the eye, and go on with their lives secure in the gift of sight.

Gary played a central role in the development of a world-class ophthalmology community in the North Bay, helping to found the Eye Bank of Sonoma, Pacific Laser Eye Center, 4th Street Laser Surgery Center, and the Eye Care Institute. In 2020, he moved his surgical medical practice to Healdsburg, allowing rural clients greater access to his services.

Gary did his academic and medical training at Williams College, USC Medical Center, Oregon Health Sciences Center, and the University of California San Francisco.

Gary has been the recipient of many local and national awards in recognition of his professional expertise and humanitarian service in Sonoma County and Southeast Asia in particular.

Gary has served on medical and non-profit boards locally and nationally, including Pacific Foundation for Medical Care, Redwood Health Services, Catholic Charities, PRASAD Project, and Seva Foundation. Gary’s involvement with the Healthcare Foundation began in 2021 as a principal sponsor of our Gala. He subsequently became a Healthcare Hero sustaining donor.

Gary has one son, age 31, and lives with his wife of 43 years in Santa Rosa.