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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Sanford Chen, MD

Specialty
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Spanish, Korean, English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
Orange County Retina Medical Group - Santa Ana
1200 North Tustin Avenue
Suite 140
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Orange County Retina Medical Group - Santa Ana
1200 North Tustin Avenue
Suite 140
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Get Directions
Phone
(714) 972-8432
Fax
(714) 972-8474
Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekend Hours
Sat 8am - 12:00pm

More Information

Website
www.ocretina.net
  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
      (Board Certified)
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      University of Michigan - 1987
    • Internship
      Yale University - 1988
    • Residency
      University of Pennsylvania - 1991
    • Fellowship
      Harvard Medical School - 1993
    Areas of Interest

    Retina
    Retinal and Vitreous Disorders

  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Sanford Chen, M.D. is a board-certified vitreoretinal surgeon who has been a partner at Orange County Retina since 1993.
    Dr. Chen, a member of MENSA, received his medical degree at the age of 23 from an accelerated Premedical–Medical program at the University of Michigan. This was followed with an internship in internal medicine at Yale. Dr. Chen’s ophthalmology residency was completed at the Scheie Eye Institute – University of Pennsylvania. While performing his retina fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye Infirmary – Harvard Medical School, he was also granted an academic research fellowship at the Eye Research Institute.
    Dr. Chen is a nationally and internationally recognized retina specialist who is actively involved in clinical research. He has participated as principal investigator in over 90 multicenter trials. Complimenting his research endeavors, Dr. Chen serves on numerous scientific advisory boards and is a frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences. He is also a consultant to many biotech, surgical, and pharmaceutical companies involved in the development of new treatments, surgical techniques, and instrumentation. He has particular expertise in age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and surgical management of macular pathology.
    Dr. Chen is also a contributor to medical literature having authored abstracts, original papers, and book chapters. He serves as a scientific editorial reviewer for Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, and Journal of Vitreoretinal Surgery.
    Dr. Chen has been widely recognized by his professional colleagues and peers, by being listed in “Physicians of Excellence,” “Best Doctors,” and “Who’s Who lists” on an annual basis. He has been featured on national syndicated television shows such as “The Doctors” and “Hallmark Channel.” He has served as team retinal surgeon to the Anaheim Ducks (National Hockey League).
    Dr. Chen lives in Laguna Beach, California with his wife and two children. He actively serves as a coach and manager to his kids’ multiple sports teams. In addition, his own hobbies include ice hockey, skiing, golf, and piano. He enjoys giving back to his community and participates in several volunteer organizations and has performed medical missionary services to Armenia and China.