Dr. Bekendam is a general ophthalmologist who has been practicing for over fifteen years. She is currently Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California.
1971 – 1973 Associate in Science, R.N., Chaffey College, Alta Loma, California
1985 – 1990 Bachelor of Science, California State University, Fullerton, California
1990 – 1994 M.D., Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
1994 – 1995 Internship in Internal Medicine, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California
1995 – 1998 Residency in Ophthalmology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California
American Board of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
National Association of VA Physicians and Dentists
Christian Ophthalmology Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Section Chief, Department of Ophthalmology, J.L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center, Loma Linda, California, 2004-2008
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Moreno Valley, California, 2000-2004
Dr. Bekendam has numerous scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Cataract Surgical Technique Lectures, Ophthalmology Resident Lecture Series, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda California, 1998-Present
Dr. Bekendam volunteers annually to Good Samaritan Hospital, La Romana, Dominican Republic, to provide surgical eye care to disadvantaged individuals.
President, Tri-County Eye Society, 2002
Vice-President, Tri-County Eye Society, 2001
Secretary / Treasurer, Tri-County Eye Society, 2000