Dr. Peter Savino, MD

Dr. Peter Savino, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 75
Dr. Peter Savino, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia in 1968 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

9300 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
more than 95% of peers
Visual Field Defects
more than 87% of peers
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Savino's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Savino "Peter J. Savino, MD is available for consultation on all potential Neuro-Ophthalmic disorders. Dr. Savino previously practiced Neuro-Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and was Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson Medical College, as well as Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at Wills Eye Institute. He was the founding member of the Optic Neuritis Treatment Trial and has published extensively on optic neuritis as well as other disorders of the optic nerve and chiasm. Dr. Savino additionally has published on a variety of causes for double vision and eye movement disorders."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

37  Conditions Treated


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1  Procedures

  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

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.


  • Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Grasslands Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Savino has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Savino's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Savino to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Savino's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Quite possibly the worst doctor I’ve ever seen. I waited 6 MONTHS for an appointment with him to hopefully figure what was wrong with my eyes. When I got to the appointment, I heard him in the hall telling his students that he was sure I was lying and making up my symptoms! He basically told me he...more
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