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David Chia, MD, Ophthalmology, Irvine, CA, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian


Ophthalmology Irvine, CA

Irvine Eye Physicians and Surgeons Inc.

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  • I am a board-certified ophthalmologist in private practice in Irvine, California. I finished by ophthalmology training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where I served as Chief Resident. Prior to that, I finished a transitional medicine internship at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I graduated medical school from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

    I've also received my Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine Merage School of Management and attended Rice University in Houston, Texas for undergraduate studies in Biochemistry.

    At present, I also spend time as a clinical instructor of surgery at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Long Beach where I've taught the ophthalmology residents from UC Irvine since 2008. I am also currently on staff at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital.

Education & Training

  • University of Maryland Program
    University of Maryland ProgramResidency, Ophthalmology, 2003 - 2006
  • Lehigh Valley Health NetworkInternship, Transitional Year, 2002 - 2003
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    Pennsylvania State University College of MedicineClass of 2002
  • University of California (Irvine)
    University of California (Irvine)Internship, Informatics, 1997 - 1998
  • Rice UniversityBA, Biochemistry, 1995

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2006 - 2023
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2002 - 2003
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification ExamWRITER EMR, Eyefinity, Inc., 2013
  • Orange County Physician of Excellence 2012
  • Compassion Doctor Recognition 2011
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Discovery and Validation of Salivary Extracellular RNA Biomarkers for Noninvasive Detection of Gastric Cancer  
    David Chia, MD, Clinical Chemistry
  • The MYC/BMI1 Axis Is Essential for SETDB1‐Mediated Breast Tumorigenesis  
    David Chia, Jonathan W Said, The Journal of Pathology

Books/Book Chapters


  • Frequency of ocular examinations in high-risk population groups.
    Chia DW, Higginbotham EJ, Ellish NJ, Pisacano AM, Grant SJ, Ashburn FS, Frei G, ARVO
  • Glaucoma Case Studies – Case One: Tissue Plasminogen Activator after Trabeculectomy.
    Wadhwa SD, Chia D, Higginbotham EJ, Ophthalmology Management

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin)

Hospital Affiliations