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David Savar, M.D.


 B.A.: Johns Hopkins University


M.D.: Boston University

Post Doctoral Training:

  1. Internship: (Medicine) Michael Reese Medical Center, Chicago

  2. Residency: (Ophthalmology) Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA

  3. Fellowship: (Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) University of Toronto


 Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology.


Licensed Physician & Surgeon, State of California.


Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Fellow, American College of Surgeons.


Hospital Appointments

  1. Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA, Los Angeles

  2.  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

  3.  Olympia Medical Center, Los Angeles

  4.  Lapeer Surgery Center, Beverly Hills

Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments

  1. Member, Los Angeles County Medical Association.

  2. Member, California Medical Association.

  3. Vice-President, California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

  4. Member, Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology.

  5. Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

  6. President, Professional Club of Los Angeles.

Academic and Administrative Appointments

  1. Associate Professor, Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA.

  2. Visiting lecturer in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, Irvine.

Other Professional Positions & Major Appointments

  1. Clinical Chief of Ophthalmology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

  2. Assistant Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Midway Hospital, Los Angeles.

  3. Director, Ophthalmic Trauma and Emergency Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

  4. Visiting Surgeon, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, under the auspices of the International Eye Foundation.

  5. Expert Medical Reviewer, Medical Board of California.

  6. Physician Adjudicator, Insurance Review Committee, Los Angeles County Medical Association.

  7. Volunteer Physician, Los Angeles Free Clinic.

Awards and Honors

Recipient, Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology Merit Award for Research in Clinical Science.

Editorial Boards

Scientific Reviewer, "Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery", the journal of the American Society of    

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


“A New Approach to Ocular Moisture Chambers”, Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.


"Intraocular Effect of Lint Particles from Paper Drapes", Annals of Ophthalmology.


"Orbital Tissue Augmentation with RTV Silicone -- a 14-year Follow-up study", Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.


"Form-Fitted Spectacle Moisture Chambers--a practical guide to their construction", Archives of Ophthalmology.


"High-Dose Radiation to the Orbit Causing Skin Graft Failure after Exenteration", Archives of Ophthalmology.


"Medial Canthal Tenodysis for Correction of Medial Ectropion," in press.


"Case Report: Congenital Orbital Teratoma", in press.

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