• 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 is involved in numerous research projects, and actively participates in research related to the use of lasers in corneal transplantation, collagen cross-linking for keratoconus, and using intraoperative aberrometry to improve outcomes in cataract surgery.  In addition to his research activities, Dr. Garg has authored numerous book chapters, including the textbook Ophthalmic Microsurgery: Principles, Techniques, and Applications, which was published in 2014. Dr. Garg currently serves on the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons clinical committee and as an associate eye bank director for SightLife.  He has been recognized in Best Doctors and Super Doctors "Rising Stars” yearly since 2013.    

    Dr. Garg attended medical school at New York Medical College, prior to his residency at Indiana University and University of California at Irvine. He continued to complete his fellowship at UC Irvine in cornea, exernal disease and refractive surgery.