Dr. David Schanzlin is a past Professor and Director of Keratorefractive Surgery at the UCSD Department of Ophthalmology’s Shiley Eye Center. Known as a leader in the field of keratorefractive surgery for more than 25 years, Dr. Schanzlin has devoted his career to developing corrective surgery procedures for the improvement of conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Dr. Schanzlin has consistently been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America®, and he is the recipient of the Jose I. Barraquer Award for exemplifying scientific dedication and making significant contributions to the refractive surgery field. Dr. Schanzlin has appeared as an expert on the Today Show, ABC News, Extra, and in a variety of features on local affiliates.
Dr Schanzlin earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago, and completed his residency at the same institution. He then obtained fellowships at the University of California-San Francisco’s Proctor Foundation. Dr. Schanzlin formerly served as Professor and Chairman at Saint Louis University’s Department of Ophthalmology. He is also a past Director of the Anheuser-Busch Eye Institute. An educator and innovator in his field, Dr. Schanzlin was the worldwide lead investigator over the 13 years of clinical studies and development for INTACS®. In fact, he is considered by many to be the leading authority on this procedure in the world.