Samir A. Shah, MD, MS, FACS is a board-certified, surgical ophthalmologist (eye doctor) with Beach Eye Medical Group in Huntington Beach. Doctor Shah has been repeatedly selected by the Consumer’s Research Council as among “America’s Top Ophthalmologists”. Doctor Shah graduated as valedictorian of his college class at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. He then pursued medical studies at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, where he was elected by his peers as President of the Medical Student Body. He then went on to complete his residency at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was then selected to complete a highly competitive fellowship specializing in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at the Wilmer Eye Institute at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital. The UCLA Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Hospital have been respectively rated as Best in the Western United States and Best in the United States by US News and World Report for almost 20 consecutive years! Doctor Shah also studied Shakespeare at Oxford University in England. He is an avid reader, traveler, and enjoys spending time with his family.
Doctor Shah’s clinical expertise lies in advanced cataract surgery, laser vision correction, the latest forms of corneal transplantation, and pterygium excision. He has published book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on these topics. He has been involved in the training of future ophthalmologists in the United States as well as abroad. He has performed charitable surgeries internationally at the Aravind Eye Hospital in South India bringing care to some of the most rural and impoverished parts of India. He received recognition for his work by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.
Doctor Shah is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Cornea Society, and the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.