David Savar, M.D.
B.A.: Johns Hopkins University
M.D.: Boston University
Post Doctoral Training:
Internship: (Medicine) Michael Reese Medical Center, Chicago
Residency: (Ophthalmology) Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA
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.
Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA, Los Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Olympia Medical Center, Los Angeles
Lapeer Surgery Center, Beverly Hills
Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments
Member, Los Angeles County Medical Association.
Member, California Medical Association.
Vice-President, California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
Member, Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology.
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
President, Professional Club of Los Angeles.
Academic and Administrative Appointments
Associate Professor, Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA.
Visiting lecturer in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, Irvine.
Other Professional Positions & Major Appointments
Clinical Chief of Ophthalmology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.
Assistant Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Midway Hospital, Los Angeles.
Director, Ophthalmic Trauma and Emergency Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.
Visiting Surgeon, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, under the auspices of the International Eye Foundation.
Expert Medical Reviewer, Medical Board of California.
Physician Adjudicator, Insurance Review Committee, Los Angeles County Medical Association.
Volunteer Physician, Los Angeles Free Clinic.
Awards and Honors
Recipient, Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology Merit Award for Research in Clinical Science.
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.