Dr. David B. Samimi earned his M.D. degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and internship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Samimi then completed his ophthalmology training at the #1 rated residency program in the United States, the University of Miami’s world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Dr. Samimi continued an additional two years of specialized training in oculofacial plastic surgery at Eyesthetica, one of the few prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) sponsored fellowships.
Dr. Samimi currently teaches oculofacial plastic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. His role as clinical instructor includes training ophthalmology residents on the finer aspects of advanced oculofacial plastic surgery in the operating room and clinic. His teaching endeavors at USC also include a recurring lecture series, Botox and facial filler workshop and directorship of the annual Oculoplastic Suturing Course. In addition to teaching at USC, Dr Samimi is an associate preceptor for the ASOPRS sponsored fellowship in oculofacial and cosmetic surgery at Eyesthetica.
Dr. Samimi has received many honors including the Dean Mellinkoff Scholarship awarded to 5 top UCLA Medical students at graduation, the Bascom Palmer Oculoplastics Award, and 1st place research award at the Florida Society of Ophthalmology Research Symposium.
He regularly lectures at national conferences, publishes in peer reviewed medical journals and has authored several book chapters. Dr. Samimi is a Southern California native and currently lives in Venice Beach. In his free time, Dr. Samimi enjoys outdoor exercise and international travel. He is fluent in Spanish and Farsi.