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David Sami, MD

Dr. Sami has staff privileges at CHOC Orange

Locations:
Orange, CA
Orange, CA

Specialty:
Ophthalmology

Office and Contact Information

392 S Glassell St.
Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 289-2389
fax: (714) 289-2390
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1140 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
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Web Site:
http://www.choc.org/specialists


Administrative Appointments

  • Division Chief, Ophthalmology, CHOC Children’s Specialists

Physician Bio

With more than 15 years of experience in pediatric ophthalmology, Dr. Sami’s academic and research interests include development of the visual system, motility of ocular prostheses, hereditary and systemic eye disorders of childhood, and retinopathy of prematurity.

Comprehensive services provided by Dr. Sami include screening, consultation, treatment and surgery for: strabismus, amblyopia (lazy eye), tearing eyes, infantile and childhood cataracts, pediatric glaucoma, traumatic eye injuries in children, complications of ROP (retinopathy of prematurity), periocular hemangiomas, ptosis (droopy eyelids), complications of systemic disorders: diabetes, sickle cell anemia, juvenile rheumatic disease and lupus.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Sami is board certified in ophthalmology. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles. He served his internship in medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and his residency in ophthalmology at California Pacific Medical Center in Sacramento, California. Dr. Sami completed two fellowships in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus: A combined research and clinical fellowship at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, England; and a second at the Harvard fellowship program of Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sami is consistently voted as one of Orange County’s Top Doctors by the Orange County Medical Association.




Education

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
    Children’s Hospital of Boston
    Harvard School of Medicine
  • Research and Clinical Fellowship
    Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
    London, England
  • Residency in Ophthalmology
    California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC)
    San Francisco, CA
  • Internship in Medicine
    UCLA Medical Center
  • Medical School
    UCLA School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

CHOC Articles & Publications

Child-Friendly Clinic Greets CHOC Ophthalmology Patients
Making a Mark: October 2007
CHOC?s new outpatient ophthalmology facility features functional and aesthetic elements to accommodate the needs of children and their caretakers, with an emphasis on creating an environment that ...
CHOC Welcomes Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Specialist
Physician Connection: Summer 2007
Earlier this year, pediatric eye surgeon Dr. David Sami was recruited to bring new expertise and support for Pediatric Ophthalmology at CHOC....

News

More than 80 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 03, 2012
More than 80 CHOC Children's physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are named "Physicians of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association....

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