Samir A. Shah, M.D., M.S. is a board-certified ophthalmologist with Beach Eye Medical Group, Dr. Shah has been repeatedly selected by the Consumer’s Research Council as among “America’s Top Ophthalmologists.” Dr. Shah was valedictorian of his graduating class at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Albany, NY. He then pursued his medical degree from 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! Dr. Shah’s clinical expertise lies in custom cataract surgery, laser vision correction, the latest forms of corneal transplantation, and pterygium excision. He has published and presented extensively on these topics at the national level.
Dr. Shah 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. Dr. Shah is a Diplornate 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.