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Louis Savar, M.D.

“I take pride in providing compassionate and meticulous care to patients.”

About

Dr. Louis Savar is a board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Savar is focused on providing customized treatment plans for patients experiencing disease or injury to the eye, eyelid, and surrounding structures or for those who want to rejuvenate their appearance.

Dr. Savar is a Clinical instructor at UCLA, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a frequent lecturer and course instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was named as one of Southern California’s Super Doctors in 2019.

Outside of his busy surgical practice, he enjoys cycling, skiing, and photography.

Education and Training

  • College
    Bachelor of Arts, UC Berkeley, Berkley California
    (1999-2003)
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    (2003-2007)
  • Internship
    Department of Surgery, U Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
    (2007-2008)
  • Residency
    Ophthalmology – Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
    (2008-2011)
  • Fellowship
    Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – UCSF/CPMC
    (2012-2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certification – American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reviewer for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal
  • American College of Surgeons

Publications

  • Savar L, Seiff SR. “Ptosis repair- Frontalis suspension” in Ichupujani, Spaeth, and Yanoff eds. Expert Techniques in Ophthalmic Surgery, JP Brothers Medical Publishers, 2015.
  • Savar L, Moscato E, Garcia-Kennedy R, Al-Naief S. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland. Int J Ophthalmic Pathol. 2015;4:1.
  • Savar L, Coady P, Silkiss R. Pain and blurred vision after catching a red eye flight. Eyenet. 2014 Sep, 49-50.
  • Savar L, Seiff SR. Management of epiphora and lacrimal obstruction in adults. Vision Pan-America. 2014 June; 13(2): 37-43.
  • Savar L, Menghani RM, Chong KK, Chokron Garneau H, Goldberg RA. Eyebrow tissue expansion: an underappreciated entity in thyroid-associated orbitopathy. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2012 Dec 1;130(12):1566-9.

Awards and Achievements

  • Southern California Super Doctors (2019)
  • Course instructor for the UCLA aesthetic eyelid and facial rejuvenation course (2018)
  • Lecturer at the American Academy of Ophthalmology – “Treatment of trauma related eye and periocular injuries” (2018) & “Techniques for eyelid reconstruction during the oculoplastic surgery instructional course (2017)
  • UCLA Orbital Master’s Symposium Course Instructor (2018)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Course Instructor “Endoscopic eyebrow lifting” (2016)
  • Pepose-Saltzman Young Investigator ARVO award (2009)
  • F.I. Proctor foundation Research Travel award (2006)
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award (2004)
  • UC Berkeley Outstanding Immunologist Award (2003)

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