Dr. David B. Samimi, Curriculum Vitae

Dr. David B. Samimi

Dr. David B. Samimi M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Curriculum Vitae
Technical Writings

 

David Benjamin Samimi, M.D.
Mailing AddressEyesthetica
1513 South Grand Ave Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Office Locations2121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 301, Santa Monica, CA 90403
5363 Balboa Bouleverd, Suite 246, Encino, CA 91316
PhoneOffice 213-234-1000 x1003
Cell 818-521-6330
E-Maildrsamimi@eyesthetica.com
Language FluencyEnglish, Spanish, Farsi
Appointments
07/13 - presentFellowship Preceptor, Eyesthetica
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) sponsored fellowship
05/12 - presentClinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Suturing Workshop
Co-Director, Botox, Filler & Cadaver Workshop
Keck School of Medicine at USC
Board Certification
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Member
American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)
Training
Fellowship
07/11 - 06/13
Eyesthetica, Oculofacial and Cosmetic Surgery Associates & USC Roski Eye Institute
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Residency
07/08 - 06/11
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miller School of Medicine
Ophthalmology Residency
Education
08/03 - 06/07David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Doctor of Medicine
09/00 - 03/03University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, magna cum laude honors
Honors & Awards
10/142014 ASOPRS Research Award
Annual award for most outstanding paper published in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, Chicago, IL. Topic: Implant infection and biofilms.
06/112011 Bascom Palmer Oculoplastics Award
Award given to one resident at graduation for excellence in clinical care and scholarship.
06/101st Place, Ophthalmology Research Symposium
Florida Society of Ophthalmology annual meeting, Orlando, Florida
01/07Dean Mellinkoff Scholarship
Merit based scholarship awarded to the top five UCLA senior medical students for academic performance and leadership in tribute to former Dean Mellinkoff
Publications
1Samimi DB, Ediriwickrema LS, Bielory BP, Miller D, Lee W, Johnson TE. Microbiology and Biofilm Trends of Silicone Lacrimal Implants: Comparing Infected vs. Routinely Removed Stents. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2016 Nov-Dec;32(6):452-457.
2Liu CY, Samimi DB, Tao JP. Hemorrhagic Complications of Rivaroxaban after Eyelid Surgery. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2016 Jan-Feb;32(1):74.
3Samimi DB, Massry GG. Aesthetic Abstracts and Citations. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014. Nov-Dec;(6): 533-4.
4Samimi DB, Erb MH, Perry AC, Burnstine MA, Dresner SC. On-Q® Pump for Pain Control after Orbital Implant Surgery. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Sep-Oct;(5):396-9.
5Goldberg RA, Rootman DB, Nassiri N, Samimi DB, Shadpour JM. Orbital Tumors Excision without Bony Marginotomy under Local and General Anesthesia. Journal of Ophthalmology 2014: 424852
6Samimi DB, Chiu GB, Burnstine MA. Prose Scleral Lens: A Novel Aid for Staged Eyelid Reconstruction. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Sep-Oct;30(5):e119-21.
7Samimi DB, Bielory B, Miller D, Johnson TE. Microbiologic Trends and Biofilm Growth on Explanted Periorbital Biomaterials: A 30-Year Review. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Sep;29(5):376-81.
8Samimi DB, Erb MH, Lane CJ, Dresner SC. The Modified Fasanella-Servat Procedure: Description and Quantified Analysis. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Jan;(1):30-4.
9Samimi DB, Alabiad C, Tse DT. Intralesional Corticosteroid Injection for Capillary Hemangiomas: An Anatomically Based Approach. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging. 2012 May-Jun;43(3): 190-5.
10Samimi DB, Hamilton DR. Recalcitrant epithelial ingrowth in patients with compromised eyelid function. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008 May;24(5):544-6.
11Goldberg RA, Samimi DB, Tsirbas A, Douglas RS. The hydrogel lacrimal stent for dacryocystorhinostomy: preliminary experience. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2008 Mar-Apr;24(2):85-9.
Scientific Presentations
1Samimi DB, Complication Rate of Transconjunctival Lower Blepharoplasty in a 10 Year Series. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Update, California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 10, 2018.
2Samimi DB, Transconjunctival Lower Blepharoplasty: A Long-Term Analysis of Complications. 48nd Annual ASOPRS Fall Meeting. New Orleans, LA. November, 2017.
3Samimi DB, The Pre-Aponeurotic Fat Pedicle for Correction of Superior Sulcus Asymmetry.Orbital Implant Biofilms in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. Video Presentation. 48nd Annual ASOPRS Fall Meeting. New Orleans, LA. November, 2017.
4Samimi DB, Orbital Implant Biofilms in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. American Academy of Ophthalmology Symposium: Antibiotic Resistance and Its Impact on Oculofacial Surgery. Chicago, IL. October 16, 2016.
5Samimi DB, Microbiology of Periorbital Biomaterials: A 30 Year Review. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Update, California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 7, 2015.
6Samimi DB, The Modified Internal Vertical Mattress Eyelid Reconstruction. Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oncology and Oculofacial Surgery Symposium, USC Eye Institute. Los Angeles, CA. December 13, 2014.
7Samimi DB, On-Q® Pump for Pain Control after Orbital Implant Surgery. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Update, California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 2014.
8Samimi DB, Microbiology of Periorbital Biomaterials: A 30 Year Review. Multi-Specialty Plastic Surgery Symposium, Cedar Sinai Medical Center. Beverly Hills, Ca. November 3, 2013.
9Samimi DB, The Modified Internal Vertical Mattress Eyelid Reconstruction. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Update, California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 2, 2013.
10Samimi DB, The Modified Fasanella-Servat Procedure. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Update, California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 2, 2013.
11Samimi DB, “On-Q” Pain Management System for Orbital Surgery. American Society of Ocularists Meeting. Chicago, IL. November 11, 2012.
12Samimi DB, The Modified Fasanella-Servat Procedure: Description and Quantified Analysis. 43rd Annual ASOPRS Fall Meeting. Chicago, IL. November 9, 2012.
13Samimi DB, PROSE Scleral Lens: A Novel Aid for Staged Eyelid Reconstruction. 43rd Annual ASOPRS Fall Meeting. Chicago, IL. November 9, 2012.
14Samimi DB, Surgical Anatomy of the Lower Eyelid and Midface. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Update, California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 2012.
15Samimi DB, Intravenous Bevacizumab for Recalcitrant VEGF Positive Sclerosing Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation. 42nd Annual ASOPRS Fall Meeting. Orlando, FL. October, 2011.
16Samimi DB, Microbiology and Biofilm Growth on Silicone Implants in the Lacrimal System. Florida Society of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. June, 2010
17Samimi DB, Microbiology of explanted orbital biomaterials: a 30 year review. 40th Annual ASOPRS Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October, 2009
Abstracts & Posters
1Samimi DB, Case Controlled Electron Microscopy Study of Infected Lacrimal Stent Biofilms. (Poster) 42nd Annual ASOPRS Fall Meeting. Orlando, FL. October, 2011.
2Samimi DB, Microbiology and Biofilm Growth on Silicone Implants in the Lacrimal System. (Poster) 41st Annual ASOPRS Fall Meeting. Chicago, IL. October, 2010.
3Samimi DB, Intralesional Corticosteroid Injection for Capillary Hemangiomas: An Anatomic Based Approach. (Poster) ASOPRS Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October, 2009
4Samimi DB, Microbiology of explanted orbital biomaterials. A 25 year review. (Poster) ARVO. Ft Lauderdale, FL. May 2009.
5Samimi DB, Miller D, Johnson TE. Microbiology of explanted Periorbital Biomaterials: a 25-Year Review. ARVO Meeting Abstracts. 2009 April. 50:3118.
Lectures
1Samimi DB, Advanced Lower Lid Blepharoplasty Options. Los Angeles – Multispecialty Cosmetic Academy. Beverly Hills, Ca. March 24, 2018.
2Samimi DB, Evaluation and Management of The Tearing Patient. Los Angeles County Optometric Society Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, Ca. March 4, 2018.
3Samimi DB, A Collaborative Approach to Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation. Advanced Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dermatology Conference. Marina Del Rey, CA. January 21, 2018.
4Samimi DB, A Brow Raising Lecture, Eyebrow Rejuvenation Options. Advanced Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dermatology Conference. Marina Del Rey, CA. January 21, 2018.
5Samimi DB, Reviewing the Commercially Available Botulinum Toxins. Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oncology and Oculofacial Surgery Symposium, USC Roski Eye Institute. Los Angeles, CA. September 23, 2017.
6Samimi DB, Fundamentals of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Facial Fillers and Botox Seminar. USC Ophthalmology Residency Program. Los Angeles, CA. August 19, 2017.
7Samimi DB, Practical Secrets to Building an Oculofacial Plastic Referral Practice. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Spring Meeting. Montreal, Canada. June 23, 2017.
8Samimi DB, A Brow Raising Lecture: Reviewing Option for Eyebrow Rejuvenation. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Update, California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 4, 2017.
9Samimi DB, Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty with Fat Repositioning. USC Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fresh Cadaver Course. USC Roski Eye Institute. Los Angeles, CA. December 2, 2016
10Samimi DB, An Evidence Based Approach to Chalazion Treatment. San Diego Optometric Society Symposium. San Diego, CA. September 10, 2016.
11Samimi DB, The Low Down on Lower Lid Blepharoplasty Options. San Diego Optometric Society Symposium. San Diego, CA. September 10, 2016.
12Samimi DB, An Evidence Based Approach to Chalazion Treatment. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Update, California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 7, 2016.
13Samimi DB, Fundamentals of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Facial Fillers and Botox Seminar. USC Ophthalmology Residency Program. Beverly Hills, CA. September, 26, 2015
14Samimi DB, Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty with Fat Repositioning. USC Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fresh Cadaver Course. Keck School of Medicine at USC. Los Angeles, CA. May 1, 2015
15Samimi DB, Understanding Eyelid and Facial Surgical Anatomy. USC Ophthalmology Residency Lecture. Los Angeles, CA. April 24, 2015.
16Samimi DB, The Low Down on Lower Lid Blepharoplasty Options. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Update, California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 7, 2015.
17Samimi DB, Fundamentals of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Facial Fillers and Botox Seminar. USC Ophthalmology Residency Program. Pasadena, CA. November 22, 2014.
18Samimi DB, How to be a Suture Star: Eyelid Suturing Fundamental and Laboratory Workshop. USC Ophthalmology Residency Practical. Keck School of Medicine at USC. Los Angeles, CA. October 3, 2014.
19Samimi DB, Fundamentals of Botulinum Toxin Therapy. Facial Fillers and Botox Seminar. USC Ophthalmology Residency Program. Los Angeles, CA. June 17, 2014.
20Samimi DB, How to be a Suture Star: Eyelid Suturing Fundamental and Laboratory Workshop. USC Ophthalmology Residency Practical. Keck School of Medicine at USC. Los Angeles, CA. April 25, 2014.
21Samimi DB, Reviewing the Commercially Available Botulinum Toxins. USC Ophthalmology Residency Lecture. Keck School of Medicine at USC. Los Angeles, CA. April 4, 2014.
22Samimi DB, Classification and Treatment of Ptosis. USC Ophthalmology Residency Lecture. Keck School of Medicine at USC. Los Angeles, CA. April 4, 2014.
23Samimi DB, Evaluation and Management of the Tearing Patient. USC Ophthalmology Residency Lecture. Keck School of Medicine at USC. Los Angeles, CA. April 4, 2014.
24Samimi DB, Battle of the Botulinums: Reviewing the Commercially Available Botulinum Toxins. Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Update, California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 2014.
25Samimi DB, Blepharospasm and Eyelid Surgery. Southern California Blepharospasm Support Group Annual Meeting. Northridge, Ca. October, 20th, 2013.
26Samimi DB, Fundamentals of Botox. Facial Fillers and Botox Seminar. USC Ophthalmology Residency Program. Beverly Hills, CA. August 24, 2013.
27Samimi DB, Classification and Treatment of Ptosis. USC Ophthalmology Residency Lecture. Keck School of Medicine at USC. Los Angeles, CA. January 15, 2013.
28Samimi DB, Red Eye: Do’s and Don’ts for Primary Care. USC Family Medicine Conference, California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA. December 4, 2012.
29Samimi DB, Botox Fundamentals. Facial Fillers and Botox Seminar. USC Ophthalmology Residency Program. Beverly Hills, CA. October 27, 2012.
30Samimi DB, Evaluation and Management of the Tearing Patient. USC Ophthalmology Residency Lecture. Keck School of Medicine at USC. Los Angeles, CA. September 4, 2012.
31Samimi DB, Orbital Trauma and Oculoplastic Emergencies. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Huntington Hospital. Pasadena, CA. April 4, 2012.
32Samimi DB, The Tearing Patient. Optometric Center of Los Angeles. Southern California College of Optometry. Los Angeles, CA. August 10, 2011.
Book Chapters
1Samimi DB, Erb MH, Dresner SC. Muller’s Muscle-Conjunctival Resection Pearls: Phenylephrine and Resection Considerations. Pearls and Pitfalls of Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery. Springer, New York, NY. 2015
2Samimi DB, Erb MH, Dresner SC. Muller’s Muscle-Conjunctival Resection Procedure Tips. Pearls and Pitfalls of Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery. Springer, New York, NY. 2015
3Samimi DB, Dresner SC. Fasanella-Servat Modifications. Pearls and Pitfalls of Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery. Springer, New York, NY. 2015
4Samimi DB, Burnstine MA. Internal Vertical Mattress Eyelid Reconstruction. Pearls and Pitfalls of Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery. Springer, New York, NY. 2015
5Samimi DB, Lee WW. Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty. In Nouri K. (ed) Dermatologic Surgery – Step by Step. Blackwell Publishing Limited, Oxford, UK, 2012.

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