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Sanford Chen, MD

(714) 972-8432


Board Certified:

Dr. Chen is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital & CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital

1200 North Tustin Avenue
Suite 140
Santa Ana, CA 92705
phone: (714) 972-8432
fax: (714) 972-4715
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23521 Paseo De Valencia
Suite 309
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
phone: (949) 581-3618
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320 Superior Avenue
Suite 160
Newport Beach, CA 92663
phone: (949) 646-3242
fax: (949) 720-0124
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  • Medical School
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • General Surgery Internship
    Yale University School of Medicine, CT
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia
  • Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship
    Harvard Medicail School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston
  • Retina Research Fellowship
    Harvard Medical School, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Honors and Awards

  • Top Doctors
    US News and World Report
  • Top Doctor
    Castle Connolly
  • Physician of Excellence
    Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years
  • Paients' Choice Physician Award
    MDx Medical
  • America's Top Ophthalmologists
    Consumers' Research Council of America, 6th Edition

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Chinese American Ophthalmological Society
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • California Medical Association
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • California Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Orange County Society of Ophthalmology
  • Schepens International Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Retina Specalists

Published Works

Campochiaro PA, Brown DM, Pearson A, Chen S, Boyer D, Ruiz-Moreno J, Garretson B, Gupta A, Hariprasad S, Bailey C, Reichel E, Soubrane G, Kapik B, Billman K, Kane FE, Green K, . Sustained delivery fluocinolone acetonide vitreous inserts provide benefit for at least 3 years in patients with diabetic macular edema. Ophthalmology 21Jun2012.

Lectures and Presentations

  • "Developments in the Treatment of Wet AMD"
  • "Voclosporin: Overview and Clinical Development"
  • "Optic Nerve Swelling"
  • "Optic Nerve Abnormalities"
  • "Macular Degeneration"

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UC Irvine

CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine