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MEET THE TEAM

The Perlman Center Team

Our eye care professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. Schedule an appointment today and meet the team.

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Jonathan P. Perlman, MD

Board Certified in Ophthalmology

Dr. Perlman established The Perlman Center for Eye and Eyelid Surgery on November. 1st 2002.

Prior to opening the Perlman Center, Dr. Perlman practiced Ophthalmology & Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery with Woodland Clinic Medical Group and was the founder and director of The Eye Institute at Woodland Healthcare.

Dr. Perlman received his Bachelor of Science degree "with Distinction" from Stanford University in 1982. He received his Medical degree from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine in 1986. Dr. Perlman then completed a transitional internship at Tuscon Hospitals Medical Education Program in Tuscon, Arizona.


His Ophthalmology residency was at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles from 1987 to 1990. Dr. Perlman completed a post residency year of training with Drs. David & Richard Tenzel in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery in North Miami Beach, Florida from 1990 to 1991.

Dr. Perlman is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UC Davis. He also serves as medical director for Vision Service Plan (VSP).  

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The California Association of Ophthalmology and the ALTA California Eye Society.

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Dr. Trung Phan, OD

Optometrist 

Dr. Trung Phan has been a member of the Perlman Center team since January of 2019. He enjoys the people he works with here, as well as the diverse patient population and interesting eye pathology he sees here. "It's nice to be able to work closely with other doctors in an office that has the latest technology available to help with diagnostic problems". Dr. Phan is married to an Optometrist. He as two small daughters...Olivia is four years old and Chloe is two years old.

 

Dr. Phan earned a BS in Biology from University of the Pacific in 1998. After graduating he worked or several years as an elementary school teacher, and later in the biotech industry as a researcher. He then returned to Optometry School, graduating from Western University in Pomona in 2014. He specializes in taking wonderful care of our patients!

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Dr. Andrawis Zada, OD

Optometrist 

Dr. Zada was born and raised in San Mateo and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He continued on to complete his Doctorate in Optometry from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. While at Western, Dr. Zada was Treasurer of the Private Practice Club, participated in optometric advocacy events with the California Optometric Association (COA), and led fundraising efforts for the House of Ruth, a non-profit shelter for victims of domestic violence. In 2022, Dr. Zada earned the COA Young Advocates Award.

Dr. Zada completed clinical internships at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Castle Family Health Center in Atwater, California, and Veteran’s Affairs Hospitals in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Newington, Connecticut. In his free time Dr. Zada enjoys reading, hiking, skateboarding, and spending time with his family.

Professional Passions: Ocular Disease, Low Vision and Pediatrics

​​​​​​​Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic

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Francis Rodriguez

Medical Receptionist

Francis was born and raised in the Imperial Valley in a small town named Brawley.  She moved to Woodland in 2021 to be with her sister and to "try something different". She enjoys her coworkers and the spirit of teamwork in the office, which allow things to run smoothly. Francis hopes to have a career in law enforcement in the future. Her weekends are for working out at the gym, bonding with her dog, or socializing with her friends.

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Julia Ceja

Medical Receptionist

Julie is a superstar medical receptionist for our office since May of 2020. She always answers the phone and greets patients with a warm smile. "I love the small office atmosphere of our office and the bond with my fellow coworkers"…"We work as a team." During her time off, Julia enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and photography. She has a pet Chihuahua name "Scruffy".

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Issa Jackson

Optician

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Beatrice Kumar

Technician

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Johanna Gallardo

Technician

Johanna joined our team in the position of ophthalmic assistant in March of 2022. She graduated from Holy Names University in Oakland in 2022 with a BS in Biology. She enjoys learning new skills in her work as an ophthalmic assistant as well as time spent with her coworkers. In her off time, she likes hiking, animals, exploring nature and our national parks. In the future, Johanna hopes to pursue a career in medicine.

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Jaimie Littlejohn

Office Administrator

Jaimie has been the Office Administrator at Perlman Center, almost since the practice opened in November of 2002. She is capable of filling in for any role in the office. Probably for the doctor as well...if she had a license! It would be fair to say that the office could not function without her.

 

Jaimie shares "I love our patients and having known many of them for the past 20 years. It's nice being able to help solve their problems."

She enjoys hanging out on the weekends with her pet Chihuahua and oil painting while also functioning as the sole caregiver for her elderly mom and frequent babysitter for a three year old.

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Julian Limon Espinoza

Medical Receptionist

Born and raised in Woodland, Julian has been a member of our team since January of 2022. He's the smiling face you'll see at the reception desk when you arrive. He enjoys the warm family like environment in the office. "Everyone is united in their goal of providing great service to patients, and gets along", says Julian. Julian went to high school at Pioneer in Woodland and later studied economics at American River College. On the weekends, for the past five years, he has spent most of his time coaching youth soccer for the 13 and 17 year old age group. He's also practicing tennis.

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Janeth Ayala Guzman Powell

Optician

Janeth has been a member of the Perlman Center team since 2017. She works as an optician and enjoys helping people look their best in stylish eyewear! She has been married to her partner Amanda since 2/16/18. Janeth is a native Spanish speaker who was born in Mexico and has lived in California since age 3 under the DACA program. She is a “dreamer” and looks forward to having citizenship in the USA sometime soon. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and taking care of her pet dogs, chickens and ducks.

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Klarissa Flores

Technician

Klarissa joined the Perlman Center staff in 2022 as an ophthalmic technician. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from CSUMB in 2019. She plans to pursue a career as a physician or physician assistant in the future. She is engaged to Jacob, and plans to be married in the near future. She enjoys spending time with her pets (she has three cats), as well as cooking and pet sitting.

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Alexis Cardinale

Technician

Alexis, who goes by "Lexi", joined our team in June of 2022. She's a Winters native who went to school in Boise, Idaho. Lexi has a dual degree in Health Sciences and Spanish from Boise State where she graduated in May of 2022. She is a certified yoga instructor and loves and teaches dance in Dixon. During her free time she likes to hike and dance. Future plans include getting a Master's degree in nutrition and pursuing a career as a dietician.

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April Straub

Surgery Educator and Coordinator

Our Wonderful Staff

At Perlman Center, our friendly and professional staff is committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our patients. We are honored to be a part of Woodland's close-knit community, and we take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our eye care professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. Come in today to meet our staff and make an appointment.