Sumit (Sam) Garg, MD
Dr. Sumit (Sam) Garg is Vice Chair of Clinical Ophthalmology, Medical Director, and Professor in Cataract, Refractive, External Disease, and Corneal Surgery at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Garg participates in numerous research projects, many of which he has presented at national and international meetings. He has been invited to lecture at meetings and symposia locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Garg has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.
Dr. Garg served as chair of the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Clinical Committee, is currently on the ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee, and is Chief Medical Editor for EyeWorld. Additionally, he serves as special advisor to the National Keratoconus Foundation and co-chair of the ophthalmic advisory board for Beyond Blindness (formerly known as the Blind Children’s Learning Center of Orange County).
He has been recognized in Best Doctors and Super Doctors "Rising Stars” yearly since 2013 and has received the Orange County Medical Association’s Physician of Excellence award since 2014. Additionally, he was chosen by Ocular Surgery News as a Premier 300 Refractive Cataract Surgeon.
Dr. Garg is actively involved in resident and fellow teaching. In 2014, Dr. Garg published a textbook entitled, “Ophthalmic Microsurgery: Principles, Techniques, and Applications,” a manual designed for the education of ophthalmology trainees. Dr. Garg is a highly skilled clinician, surgeon, and teacher and has particular expertise in refractive cataract surgery, complication management, ocular surface disease, corneal (PKP, FLEK, DSEK, DMEK, corneal crosslinking), conjunctival, and refractive surgery.