Dr. Sumit (Sam) Garg is Vice-Chair of Clinical Ophthalmology, Medical Director, and an Associate Professor in Cataract, Refractive, External Disease and Corneal Surgery at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Garg participates in numerous research projects, many of which he has presented at national and international meetings. Dr. Garg is actively participating in research related to the use of lasers in corneal transplantation, collagen cross-linking for keratoconus, ocular surface disease, and using intraoperative aberrometry to improve outcomes in cataract surgery. He has been invited to lecture at meetings and symposia locally, nationally and internationally. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Garg has authored numerous book chapters including chapters on LASIK, ophthalmic imaging, and corneal transplantation. Dr. Garg currently serves as chair of the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons clinical committee and as a co-medical eye bank director for SightLife. He serves as an advisor to the Blind Children’s Learning Center (https://www.blindkids.org/) and the National Keratoconus Foundation (www.nkcf.org).
Dr. Garg is actively involved in resident and fellow teaching. In 2014, Dr. Garg published a textbook entitled, “Ophthalmic Microsurgery: Principles, Techniques, and Applications,” a manual designed for the education of ophthalmology trainees. Dr. Garg is a highly-skilled clinician, surgeon, and teacher, and has particular expertise in cataract surgery and complication management, corneal, conjunctival, and refractive surgery.