Dr. Aaron Savar, MD, Oculoplastic Surgery

Aaron Savar, MD

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About Dr. Aaron Savar, MD

Aaron Savar, M.D. is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon at La Peer Health Systems. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a licensed physician and surgeon in the State of California. Dr. Savar specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery of the orbit, eyelid, and lacrimal system. Additionally, he focuses on the treatment of diseases of the eye, such as glaucoma and cataracts.

After completing his undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Savar would go on to medical school at Boston University. His post doctoral training included a surgical internship at the UCLA School of Medicine, an Ophthalmology Residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School, and an Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Savar has received numerous awards for his research and doctoral training, published works in peer-reviewed journals, and holds editoral board positions for the Digital Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and more. His brother, Louis, and father, David, are also ophthalmic surgeons. All three are busy surgeons at La Peer and their private practice, Eyes By Savar.

Education

B.A.: University of California, Berkeley
M.D.: Boston University School of Medicine

Post Doctoral Training:

Internship: (Surgery) UCLA School of Medicine
Residency: (Ophthalmology) Harvard Medical
School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Fellowship: (Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology.
  • Licensed Physician & Surgeon, State of California.

Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association

Awards & Honors

  • National Eye Institute Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, 2008
  • Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Annal Meeting Research Poster Winner, 2006
  • Esther B. and Albert Kahn Award, Boston University School of Medicine,2003
  • Masakicki & Mitsuko Itabashi Award in Oncology, Boston University School of Medicine, 2003
  • William F. McNary, Jr. Award, Boston University School of Medicine,2003
  • Merck Manual Award, Boston University School of Medicine, 2003
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002
  • Association of Pathology Chairs Honors Society, 2000
  • Boston University School of Medicine Dean’s Letter of Commendation, 99, ‘00, ‘01

Editorial Boards

  • Digital Journal of Ophthalmology (www.djo.harvard.edu) – Associate Editor, 2006-present
  • Ophthalmology– Peer Reviewer, 2010-present
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Peer Reviewer, 2010-present
  • The Lancet Oncology – Peer Reviewer, 2009-present
  • Indian Journal of Ophthalmology – Peer Reviewer, 2008-present
  • Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers, and Imaging – Review panel member, 2008-present
  • Berkeley Scientific, undergraduate research journal – Editor-in-Chief, 1998-1999

Publications

Oellers P, Savar A, Samaniego F, Pro B, Esmaeli B. Second-line 90yttrium-ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin) in a patient with conjunctival MALT lymphoma refractory to rituximab. Accepted for publication in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Savar A, Connor M, Shore J. Horizontal Eyelid Tightening for the Correction of Eyelid Contour Abnormalities After Ptosis Repair. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2010 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Savar A, Oellers P, Myers J, Prieto VG, Torres-Cabala C, Frank SJ, Ivan D, Esmaeli B. Positive Sentinel Node in Sebaceous Carcinoma of the Eyelid. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011 January;27(1):e4-6.

Savar A, Esmaeli B, Ho H, Liu S, Prieto VG. Conjunctival melanoma: local-regional control rates, and impact of high-risk histopathologic features. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2011 Jan;38(1):18-24.

Giliberti FM, Shinder R, Bell D, Savar A, Esmaeli B. Salivary Duct Carcinoma, Ex-Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Lacrimal Gland in a Teenager. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2010 Feb 26:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Savar A, Trent J, Al-Zubidi N, Huh W, Anderson P, Shinder R, Esmaeli B. Efficacy of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapies for adult orbital sarcomas. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2010 May-Jun;26(3):185-9.

Ramirez R, Ivan D, Prieto VG, Hayek B, Diwan H, Savar A, Esmaeli B. Cutaneous melanoma metastatic to the eyelid and periocular skin. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2010 Mar-Apr;26(2):88-94.

Savar A, Nakra T. Freely Mobile Subconjunctival cyst. Ophthalmology 2010 Mar;117(3):637.

Savar A, Shore JW. Ultratine breakage. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2010 Jan-Feb;26(1):63-4.

Ho H, Savar A, Samaniego F, Pro B, Esmaeli B. Successful Treatment of Benign Lymphoid Hyperplasia of Orbit with Rituximab. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2010 Jan-Feb;26(1):11-3.

Savar A, Esmaeli B. Review of Essentials of Ophthalmic Oncology. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2010;149(1):176.

Savar A, Shore JW. Ultratine retention: report of a case. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009;25(6):501-2.

Savar A, Ross M, Prieto V, Ivan D, Kim S, Esmaeli B. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Ocular Adnexal Melanoma: Experience in 30 Patients. Ophthalmology 2009;116(11):2217-23.

Savar A, Esmaeli B. Re:"Upper and Lower System Nasolacrimal Duct Stenosis Secondary to Paclitaxel.” Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009; 25:418-9.

Savar A, Vavvas D. Optical Coherence Tomography Appearance of a Retinal Artery Macroaneurysm. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging 2009;40:403-4.

Savar A, Andreoli MT, Kloek CE, Andreoli CM. Enucleation For Open Globe Injury. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2009 Apr;147(4):595-600.

Savar A, Kirszrot J, Rubin PA. Canalicular involvement in dog bite related eyelid lacerations. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2008 Jul-Aug;24(4):296-8.

Montezuma SR, Gopal H, Savar A, Turalba A, Cestari D, Torun N. Silent sinus syndrome presenting as enophthalmos long after orbital trauma. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology 2008 Jun;28(2):107-10.

Savar A, Cestari D. Neurofibromatosis Type I: Genetics and Clinical Manifestations. Seminars in Ophthalmology 2008 Jan-Mar;23(1):45-51.

Savar A. Three-month-old girl with bilateral eyelid abnormalities. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology (www.djo.harvard.edu). Published online December 2006.

Savar A. 14-month-old with an orbital mass. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology (www.djo.harvard.edu). Published online July 2006.

Savar A, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Acute appendicitis after solid organ transplantation. Clinical Transplantation 2006 Jan-Feb;20(1):78-80.

Savar A, Carmody I, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Laparoscopic Bile Duct Injuries: Management at a Tertiary Liver Center. The American Surgeon 2004 Oct;70(10):906-9.

Khalili T, Hiatt J, Savar A, Lau C, Margulies D. Perforated Appendicitis Is Not A Contraindication To Laparoscopy. The American Surgeon.1999 Oct;65(10):965-7.

Book Chapters

Savar A, Esmaeli B. “Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy” in Nesi F, Black E, Calvano C, Levine M, and Gladstone G, eds. Smith's Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 3rd edition. In press.

Droll L, Savar A, Esmaeli B. “Eyelid and Conjunctival Neoplasms” in Nesi F, Black E, Calvano C, Levine M, and Gladstone G, eds. Smith's Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 3rd edition. In press.

Savar A, Nakra T, Blaydon S, Shore J. “Ptosis Surgery” in Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duane’s Ophthalmology. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, in press.

Savar A, Esmaeli B. "Primary eyelid cancers" in Esmaeli BE, ed. Ophthalmic Oncology, MD Anderson Solid Tumor Series. Springer, 2010. ISBN 1441903739.

Savar A, Esmaeli B. "Nasolacrimal duct blockage/ lacrimal surgery in cancer patients" in Esmaeli BE, ed. Ophthalmic Oncology, MD Anderson Solid Tumor Series. Springer, 2010. ISBN 1441903739.

Savar A, Esmaeli B. "Eyelid malposition in cancer patients" in Esmaeli BE, ed. Ophthalmic Oncology, MD Anderson Solid Tumor Series. Springer, 2010. ISBN 1441903739.

Savar A, Gonzalez-Candial M. “Enucleation, evisceration, orbital implants” in Esmaeli BE, ed. Ophthalmic Oncology, MD Anderson Solid Tumor Series. Springer, 2010. ISBN 1441903739. ISBN 1597563382.

Savar A, Shinder R, Esmaeli B. "Periocular reconstruction for facial palsy" in Yu P, ed. Current Head and Neck Reconstruction. The People's Medical Publishing House: Beijing, China, in press.

Savar A, Esmaeli B. “Periorbital and Ocular Adnexal Cutaneous Lesions: Special Considerations” in Weber R, Moore B, eds. Cutaneous Malignancy Of The Head And Neck: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Plural Pub Inc, 2010.

Savar A, Esmaeli B. “Targeted Therapy in the Treatment of Orbital and Periorbital Malignancies” in GuthoffRF, Katowitz JA, eds. Essentials in Ophthalmology: Oculoplastics and Oribit. Springer, 2009. p187-93.

Oral Presentations

Savar A, Williams M, Connor M, Shinder R, Esmaeli B. Prognostic Accuracy of the AJCC 6th vs. 7th Edition Tumor Classification of Lacrimal Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Accepted for oral presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October, 2010.

Savar A, Nakra T, Blaydon S, Shepler T, Neuhaus R, Shore J. Ultratine breakage. Podium presentation at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery meeting in Orlando, Florida, January 28, 2010.

Savar A, Nakra T, Blaydon S, Shepler T, Neuhaus R, Shore J. Issues with ultratines. Podium presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in San Francisco, California, October 21, 2009.

Savar A, Trent J, Shinder R, Esmaeli B. Chemoreduction prior to surgery and radiation for adult orbital sarcoma. Oral presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, November 12, 2008.

A 26-year-old man with blurred vision. Presentation of Case for The Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. October 3, 2007. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine 2008;359(26):2825-33.

Savar A, Carmody I, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Laparoscopic Bile Duct Injuries: Management at a Tertiary Liver Center. Oral presentation at the American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Symposium, Santa Barbara, California, January, 2004.

Savar A, Beanes S, Soo C, Dang C, Wang Y, Urata M, Ting K, Atkinson J, Fonkalsrud E, Benhaim P, Hedrick M, Lorenz P. Differential Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Fetal Wounds. Oral presentation at the American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Symposium, Santa Barbara, California, January, 2001.

Abstracts and Posters

Savar A, Ho H, Li S, Shinder R, Connor M, Prieto V, Esmaeli B. Ulceration in Conjunctival Melanoma. Accepted for poster presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October, 2010.

Shinder R, Al-Zubidi N, Connor M, Savar A, Esmaeli B. Orbital plasmacytoma: case series and literature review. Accepted for poster presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October, 2010.

Shinder R, Al-Zubidi N, Connor M, Savar A, Esmaeli B. Clinical Presentation and Management of Secondary Orbital Tumors. Accepted for poster presentation at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October, 2010.

Savar A, Leeke P, Connor M, Nakra T, Blaydon S, Shepler T, Neuhaus R, Shore J. Patient satisfaction after dacryocystorhonostomy. Poster at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery scientific meeting in San Francisco, California, October 22, 2009.

Savar A, Jorgensen J, Chevez-Barrios P, Hwang C, Douglas R, Goldberg R, Esmaeli B. Cell surface marker expression in fibroadiopose tissue in patients with graves orbitopathy. . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009 50: E-Abstract 6220. Poster at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 2009.

Savar A, Andreoli MT, Cunnane M, Andreoli CM . Outcomes in open globe injuries with volume loss on computed tomography. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008 49: E-Abstract 621. Poster at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 2008.

Savar A, Andreoli MT, Andreoli CM, Kloek CE, Rubin PAD. Enucleation After Traumatic Open Globe: The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Experience. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2007 48: E-Abstract 5483. Poster at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 2007.

Savar A, Kirszrot J, Rubin PAD. Dog bite related eyelid lacerations have a propensity for canalicular involvement. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006 47: E-Abstract 3964. Poster at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 2006.

Beanes S, Dang C, Soo C, Hu F, Savar A, Harris D, Ting K, Atkinson J, Benhaim P, Hedrick M, Lorenz H. Confocal Microscopic Analysis Of Collagen In Scarless Wounds. Poster at the American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Symposium, Santa Barbara, California, January, 2001.


Contact Information

Address: 433 N. Camden Dr #1150 Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
Office#: (310) 276-9800
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.eyesbysavar.com/