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Aaron Savar, M.D.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Pacific Eye team. Taking excellent care of my patients is my top priority.”

About

Dr. Aaron Savar is a board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Savar offers a wide array of services, both surgical and non-surgical, for patients experiencing disease or injury to the eye, eyelid, and surrounding structures.

Dr. Savar is the author of numerous book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UCLA and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai and is a Science editor for the Digital Journal of Ophthalmology.

Education & Training

  • College
    Bachelor of Arts, Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley, Berkley, California
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, from Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Internship
    General Surgery Intern, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
  • Residency
    Harvard Medical School Residency Program in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Fellowship
    Fellow in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical honors society American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
  • Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association California Medical Association
  • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Publications

Dr. Savar is the author of numerous book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles including:

  • Yoo SH, Rootman DB, Goh A, Savar A, Goldberg RA. Reply re: “Localization and Retrieval of an Eyelid Metallic Foreign Body With an Oscillating Magnet and High-Resolution Ultrasonography.” Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 Mar-Apr;31(2):160.
  • Yoo SH, Rootman DB, Goh A, Savar A, Goldberg RA. Localization and Retrieval of an Eyelid Metallic Foreign Body With an Oscillating Magnet and High-Resolution Ultrasonography. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Savar A, Acin S, Gonzalez CL, El-Sawy T, Mejia O, Li Z, Esmaeli B, Lacy-Hulbert A, El-Naggar AK, McCarty JH, Caulin C. Loss of Epithelial p53 and αv Integrin Cooperate through Akt to Induce Squamous Cell Carcinomas yet Prevent Remodeling of the Tumor Microenvironment. Oncogene. 2015 Jan 22;34(4):516-24.
  • Pfeiffer ML, Savar A, Esmaeli B. Sentinel lymph node biopsy for eyelid and conjunctival tumors: what have we learned in the past decade? Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Jan;29(1):57.
  • Savar A, Esmaeli B. Re: “Sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with conjunctival and eyelid cancers: experience in 17 patients”. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2012 Nov;28(6):471.
  • Oellers P, Savar A, Samaniego F, Pro B, Esmaeli B. Second-line 90yttrium-ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin) in a patient with conjunctival MALT lymphoma refractory to rituximab. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2012 Nov;28(6):e145-6.
  • El-Sawy T, Savar A, Williams M, De Monte F, Esmaeli B. Prognostic Accuracy of the Sixth vs. Seventh Edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer Tumor Classification for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2012 May 1;130(5):664-6.

Awards & Achievements

  • Science Editor for the Digital Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA

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