David Savar, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Licensure and Board Certification


        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.


Academic & Administrative Appointments


        Associate Professor, Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA.


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


Hospital Appointments


        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.


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 & 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.



    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 U.C.L.A.


        Fellowship: (Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

            University of Toronto