Dr. David Salvay, MD

Dr. David Salvay, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 39
Dr. David Salvay, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine in 2011 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

520 Superior Ave Ste 235

Newport Beach, CA 92663

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Greater Newport Physicians
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Salvay's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Salvay "Selected Honors & Awards AAO Mid-Year Forum Advocacy Ambassador (2014) Distinguished poster award at the 2013 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting Heed Ophthalmic Residents Retreat Fellow (2013) Global Health Initiative international travel scholarship (2010) Aspen Health Forum fellowship in Aspen, CO (2007) Anthony R. Means Basic Science Student Award at ENDO 2007 conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Malkin Family Foundation scholarship (2007) NRSA pre-doctoral training fellowship (NIH/NIBIB; 5F31EB007118) (2007) "Best Speaker" award at the Northwestern University annual MSTP retreat (2006) Fellow at the Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (NIH/NCI) (2000) National Diabetes Association grant (1999) Space Life Sciences Training Program fellowship at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL (1999) 1st place in undergraduate poster competition at the American Society for Gravitation and Space Biology National Conference (Seattle, WA) (1999) Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Student of the Year award (1998) Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship (1998) Washington University academic merit scholarship (4-year award) (1996) Gloria and Rubin Feldman academic scholarship (4-year award) (1996) Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications Wu, C.G., Salvay, D.M., Forgues, M., Valerie, K., Farnsworth, J., Markin, R.S. and Wang, X.W. Distinctive gene expression profiles associated with hepatitis B virus x protein. Oncogene. 2001 June 21;20(28):3674-82. Shen, D.W., Higgs, M.H., Salvay, D.M., Olney, J.W., Lukasiewicz, P.D. and Romano, C. Morphological and electrophysiological evidence for an ionotropic GABA receptor of novel pharmacology. J Neurophysiol. 2002 Jan;87(1):250-6. Salvay, D.M. and Shea, L.D. Inductive tissue engineering with protein and DNA-releasing scaffolds. Mol Biosyst. 2006 January 1;2(1): 36-48. Salvay, D.M., Rives, C.B., Zhang, X., Chen F., Kaufman, D.B., Lowe, W.L. and Shea, L.D. Extracellular matrix protein-coated scaffolds promote the reversal of diabetes after extrahepatic islet transplantation. Transplantation. 2008 May 27;85(10):1456-64. Ko, J.H., Salvay, D.M., Paul, B.C., Wang, E.C. and Dumanian GA. Soft polypropylene mesh, but not cadaveric dermis, significantly improves outcomes in massive midline hernia repairs using the components separation technique. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Sep;124(3): 836-47. Ko, J.H., Wang, E.C., Salvay, D.M., Paul, B.C. and Dumanian, G.A. Abdominal wall reconstruction: lessons learned from 200 "components separation" procedures. Arch Surg. 2009 Nov;144(11): 1047-55. Shin, S., Tuinstra, H.M., Salvay, D.M. and Shea, L.D. Phosphatidylserine immobilization of lentivirus for localized gene transfer. Biomaterials. 2010 May;31(15):4353-9. Shin S., Salvay D.M. and Shea L.D. Lentivirus delivery by adsorption to tissue engineering scaffolds. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2010 June 15;93(4):1252-9. Salvay, D.M., Zelivyanskaya, M. and Shea, L.D. Gene delivery by surface immobilization of plasmid to tissue engineering scaffolds. Gene Ther. 2010 August;17(9):1134-41. Harris, J.G., Salvay, D.M. and Klein-Gitelman, M.S. Asymptomatic intracardiac mass in a 14-year-old girl with granulomatosis with polyangiitis: case report. Pediatric Rheumatology. 2012 April 13;10(1):9. Yap, W.T., Salvay, D.M., Silliman, M.A., Zhang, X., Bannon, Z.G., Kaufman, D.B., Lowe Jr., W.L. and Shea, L.D. Collagen IV-modified scaffolds improve islet survival and function and reduce time to euglycemia. Tissue Engineering Part A. 2013 November;19(21-22):2361-72. Salvay, D.M., Padhye, L.V., Huecker, J.B., Gordon, M.O., Viets, R., Sharma, A. and Van Stavern, G.P. Correlation between papilledema grade and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in idiopathic intracranial hypertension. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 December;34(4):331-5. Stock, M., Salvay, D., Shoss, B., Piggott, K. and Culican, S.M. Obtaining lissamine green 1% solution for clinical use. Cornea. 2015 November;34(11):1523-5. "


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

117  Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Migraine
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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21  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Scatter Laser Treatment
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • University Of Chicago Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Washington University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • PHD In Chemical & Biological Engineering (Northwestern University McCormick School Of Engineering)
    Other Education | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Salvay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member

Dr. Salvay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Salvay to family and friends
40 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Salvay's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (25)

I appreciated the time spent with explaining treatment options and patiently answering my questions. Showed real concern in giving the best care possible for me personally. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.
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If you are looking for more than just a Doctor but someone who not only understands medicine, but physics and chemistry, here he is! Dr. Salvay. I had cataract surgery on both eyes and could not have asked for anyone better. Excellent explanations and discussions. Not only were the results...more
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I can't write enough good stuff about Dr. Salvay..........just had my cataract surgery done and he is THE BEST!!!!!!!!...................and so is the staff!!!!!
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I find Dr Salvay to be carrying and very professional at what he does. The young lady’s who take you to examining room are really polite and welcoming.
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excellent and thorough
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