Aaron Savar, M.D.

 

Licensure and Board Certification

  

        Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology.

 

        Licensed Physician & Surgeon, State of California.



Hospital/Medical Center Privileging


        Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute,

            UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

 

        Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

        Olympia Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

        Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

        

        La Peer Surgery Center, Beverly Hills, CA

 

        Corona Outpatient Surgicenter, Corona, CA

 

 

Memberships

        

        American Academy of Ophthalmology

    

        Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology

 

        Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society

 

        Los Angeles County Medical Association

 

        California Medical Association

 

 

Awards & Honors

    

        National Eye Institute Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, 2008

        

        Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Research Poster Winner, 2006

 

        Esther B. and Albert Kahn Award, Boston University School of Medicine, 2003

 

        Masakicki & Mitsuko Itabashi Award in Oncology, Boston University School of Medicine, 2003

 

        William F. McNary, Jr. Award, Boston University School of Medicine, 2003

 

        Merck Manual Award, Boston University School of Medicine, 2003

 

        Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002

 

        Association of Pathology Chairs Honors Society, 2000

 

        Boston University School of Medicine Dean’s Letter of Commendation, 99, ‘00, ‘01

 

 

Editorial Boards

    

        Digital Journal of Ophthalmology (www.djo.harvard.edu) – Associate Editor, 2006-present

 

        Archives of Ophthalmology – Peer Reviewer, 2011-present        

 

        Ophthalmology  – Peer Reviewer, 2010-present

 

       American Journal of Ophthalmology – Peer Reviewer, 2010-present

 

        Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Peer Reviewer, 2010-present

 

        The Lancet Oncology – Peer Reviewer, 2009-present

 

        Indian Journal of Ophthalmology – Peer Reviewer, 2008-present

 

        Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers, and Imaging – Review panel member, 2008-present

 

        Berkeley Scientific, undergraduate research journal – Editor-in-Chief, 1998-1999

 

 

Publications

Oellers P, Savar A, Samaniego F, Pro B, Esmaeli B. Second-line 90yttrium-ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin) in a patient with conjunctival MALT lymphoma refractory to rituximab. Accepted for publication in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

 

Savar A, Connor M, Shore J. Horizontal Eyelid Tightening for the Correction of Eyelid Contour Abnormalities After Ptosis Repair. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011 March;27(2):e34-e35.

 

Savar, A. Esmaeli B.  Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Conjunctival and Eyelid Cancers. Eyenet Magazine. February 2011, p33-34.

 

Savar A, Oellers P, Myers J, Prieto VG, Torres-Cabala C, Frank SJ, Ivan D, Esmaeli B. Positive Sentinel Node in Sebaceous Carcinoma of the Eyelid. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011 January;27(1):e4-6.

 

Savar A, Esmaeli B, Ho H, Liu S, Prieto VG. Conjunctival melanoma: local-regional control rates, and impact of high-risk histopathologic features. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2011 Jan;38(1):18-24.

 

Giliberti FM, Shinder R, Bell D, Savar A, Esmaeli B. Salivary Duct Carcinoma, Ex-Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Lacrimal Gland in a Teenager. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2010 Feb 26:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Savar A, Trent J, Al-Zubidi N, Huh W, Anderson P, Shinder R, Esmaeli B. Efficacy of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapies for adult orbital sarcomas. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2010 May-Jun;26(3):185-9.

 

Ramirez R, Ivan D, Prieto VG, Hayek B, Diwan H, Savar A, Esmaeli B. Cutaneous melanoma metastatic to the eyelid and periocular skin. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2010 Mar-Apr;26(2):88-94.

 

Savar A, Nakra T. Freely Mobile Subconjunctival cyst. Ophthalmology 2010 Mar;117(3):637.

 

Savar A, Shore JW. Ultratine breakage. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2010 Jan-Feb;26(1):63-4.

 

Ho H, Savar A, Samaniego F, Pro B, Esmaeli B. Successful Treatment of Benign Lymphoid Hyperplasia of Orbit with Rituximab. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2010 Jan-Feb;26(1):11-3.

 

Savar A, Esmaeli B. Review of Essentials of Ophthalmic Oncology. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2010;149(1):176.

 

Savar A, Shore JW. Ultratine retention: report of a case. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009;25(6):501-2.

 

Savar A, Ross M, Prieto V, Ivan D, Kim S, Esmaeli B. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Ocular Adnexal Melanoma: Experience in 30 Patients. Ophthalmology 2009;116(11):2217-23.

 

Savar A, Esmaeli B. Re:  "Upper and Lower System Nasolacrimal Duct Stenosis Secondary to Paclitaxel.”Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009; 25:418-9.

 

Savar A, Vavvas D. Optical Coherence Tomography Appearance of a Retinal Artery Macroaneurysm. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging 2009;40:403-4.

 

Savar A, Andreoli MT, Kloek CE, Andreoli CM. Enucleation For Open Globe Injury. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2009 Apr;147(4):595-600.

 

Savar A, Kirszrot J, Rubin PA. Canalicular involvement in dog bite related eyelid lacerations. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2008 Jul-Aug;24(4):296-8.

 

Montezuma SR, Gopal H, Savar A, Turalba A, Cestari D, Torun N. Silent sinus syndrome presenting as enophthalmos long after orbital trauma. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology 2008 Jun;28(2):107-10.

 

Savar A, Cestari D. Neurofibromatosis Type I: Genetics and Clinical Manifestations. Seminars in Ophthalmology2008 Jan-Mar;23(1):45-51.

 

Savar A. Three-month-old girl with bilateral eyelid abnormalities. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology (www.djo.harvard.edu). Published online December 2006.

 

Savar A. 14-month-old with an orbital mass. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology (www.djo.harvard.edu). Published online July 2006.

 

Savar A, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Acute appendicitis after solid organ transplantation. Clinical Transplantation 2006 Jan-Feb;20(1):78-80.

 

Savar A, Carmody I, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Laparoscopic Bile Duct Injuries: Management at a Tertiary Liver Center.The American Surgeon 2004 Oct;70(10):906-9.

 

Khalili T, Hiatt J, Savar A, Lau C, Margulies D. Perforated Appendicitis Is Not A Contraindication To Laparoscopy.The American Surgeon.1999 Oct;65(10):965-7.

 

 

Book Chapters

Savar A, Esmaeli B. “Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy” in Nesi F, Black E, Calvano C, Levine M, and Gladstone G, eds. Smith's Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 3rd edition. Springer, In press.

 

Droll L, Savar A, Esmaeli B. “Eyelid and Conjunctival Neoplasms” in Nesi F, Black E, Calvano C, Levine M, and Gladstone G, eds. Smith's Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 3rd edition. Springer, In press.

 

Savar A, Amato M, Blaydon S, Shore J. “Eyelid Anatomy” in Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duane’s Ophthalmology.Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, in press.

 

Savar A, Nakra T, Blaydon S, Shore J. “Ptosis Surgery” in Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duane’s Ophthalmology.Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, in press.

 

Savar A, Esmaeli B. "Primary eyelid cancers" in Esmaeli B, ed. Ophthalmic Oncology, MD Anderson Solid Tumor Series. Springer, 2010. ISBN 1441903739.

 

Savar A, Esmaeli B. "Nasolacrimal duct blockage/ lacrimal surgery in cancer patients" in Esmaeli B, ed. Ophthalmic Oncology, MD Anderson Solid Tumor Series. Springer, 2010. ISBN 1441903739.

 

Savar A, Esmaeli B. "Eyelid malposition in cancer patients" in Esmaeli B, ed. Ophthalmic Oncology, MD Anderson Solid Tumor Series. Springer, 2010. ISBN 1441903739.

 

Savar A, Gonzalez-Candial M. “Enucleation, evisceration, orbital implants” in Esmaeli B, ed. Ophthalmic Oncology, MD Anderson Solid Tumor Series. Springer, 2010. ISBN 1441903739.

 

Savar A, Shinder R, Esmaeli B. "Periocular reconstruction for facial palsy" in Yu P, ed. Current Head and Neck Reconstruction. The People's Medical Publishing House: Beijing, China, in press.

 

Savar A, Esmaeli B. “Periorbital and Ocular Adnexal Cutaneous Lesions: Special Considerations” in Weber R, Moore B, eds. Cutaneous Malignancy Of The Head And Neck: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Plural Pub Inc, 2011.ISBN 1597563382.

 

Savar A, Esmaeli B. “Targeted Therapy in the Treatment of Orbital and Periorbital Malignancies” in Guthoff  RF, Katowitz JA, eds. Essentials in Ophthalmology: Oculoplastics and Oribit. Springer, 2009. p187-93. ISBN 3540855416.

 

 

Oral Presentations

Savar A, Williams M, Connor M, Shinder R, Esmaeli B. Prognostic Accuracy of the AJCC 6th vs. 7th Edition Tumor Classification of Lacrimal Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Podium presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 14, 2010.

 

Savar A, Nakra T, Blaydon S, Shepler T, Neuhaus R, Shore J. Ultratine breakage. Podium presentation at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery meeting in Orlando, Florida, January 28, 2010.

 

Savar A, Nakra T, Blaydon S, Shepler T, Neuhaus R, Shore J. Issues with ultratines. Podium presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in San Francisco, California, October 21, 2009.

 

Savar A, Trent J, Shinder R, Esmaeli B. Chemoreduction prior to surgery and radiation for adult orbital sarcoma. Oral presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, November 12, 2008.

 

A 26-year-old man with blurred vision. Presentation of Case for The Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. October 3, 2007. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine 2008;359(26):2825-33.

 

Savar A, Carmody I, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Laparoscopic Bile Duct Injuries: Management at a Tertiary Liver Center. Oral presentation at the American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Symposium, Santa Barbara, California, January, 2004.

 

Savar A, Beanes S, Soo C, Dang C, Wang Y, Urata M, Ting K, Atkinson J, Fonkalsrud E, Benhaim P, Hedrick M, Lorenz P. Differential Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Fetal Wounds. Oral presentation at the American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Symposium, Santa Barbara, California, January, 2001.

 

 

 

Abstracts and Posters

El-Sawy T, Savar A, Acin S, Mejia O, El-Naggar A, McCarty J, Esmaeli B, Caulin C. Loss of alpha-v integrin and p53 Cooperate to Induce Skin Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011 52: E-Abstract 4753. Paper presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 2011.

 

Agarwal S, Savar A, Shepler TR, Wladis EJ, Schwarcz R, Shinder R. Nonsurgical Enucleation: Presentation & Surgical Strategies. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011 52: E-Abstract 1066. Poster at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 2011.

 

Savar A, Ho H, Li S, Shinder R, Connor M, Prieto V, Esmaeli B. Ulceration in Conjunctival Melanoma. Poster presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 13, 2010.

 

Shinder R, Al-Zubidi N, Connor M, Savar A, Esmaeli B. Orbital plasmacytoma: case series and literature review. Poster presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 13, 2010.

 

Shinder R, Al-Zubidi N, Connor M, Savar A, Esmaeli B. Clinical Presentation and Management of Secondary Orbital Tumors. Poster presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 13, 2010.

 

Savar A, Leeke P, Connor M, Nakra T, Blaydon S, Shepler T, Neuhaus R, Shore J. Patient satisfaction after dacryocystorhonostomy. Poster at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in San Francisco, California, October 22, 2009.

 

Savar A, Jorgensen J, Chevez-Barrios P, Hwang C, Douglas R, Goldberg R, Esmaeli B. Cell surface marker expression in fibroadiopose tissue in patients with graves orbitopathy. . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009 50: E-Abstract 6220. Poster at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 2009.

 

Savar A, Andreoli MT, Cunnane M, Andreoli CM . Outcomes in open globe injuries with volume loss on computed tomography. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008 49: E-Abstract 621. Poster at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 2008.

 

Savar A, Andreoli MT, Andreoli CM, Kloek CE, Rubin PAD. Enucleation After Traumatic Open Globe: The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Experience. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007 48: E-Abstract 5483. Poster at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 2007.

 

Savar A, Kirszrot J, Rubin PAD. Dog bite related eyelid lacerations have a propensity for canalicular involvement.Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006 47: E-Abstract 3964. Poster at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 2006.

 

Beanes S, Dang C, Soo C, Hu F, Savar A, Harris D, Ting K, Atkinson J, Benhaim P, Hedrick M, Lorenz H. Confocal Microscopic Analysis Of Collagen In Scarless Wounds. Poster at the American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Symposium, Santa Barbara, California, January, 2001.

Education

 

    B.A.: University of California, Berkeley

 

    M.D.: Boston University School of Medicine

 

    Post Doctoral Training:

 

        Internship: (Surgery) UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

 

        Residency: (Ophthalmology) Massachusetts Eye and Ear

           Infirmary/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

 

        Fellowship: (Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

            U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX