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David Sami, MD



Board Certified:

Dr. Sami is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital

392 S. Glassell St.
Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-289-2389
fax: 714-289-2390
map & directions

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.


  • 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)

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