Dr. Shahem Kawji, MD

Dr. Shahem Kawji, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 40
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Dr. Shahem Kawji, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University of Aleppo / Faculty of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in ophthalmology.

20072 SW Birch St Ste 260

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kawji performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Retinal Ischemia
normal
more than 67% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
normal
more than 54% of peers
Vitreous Hemorrhage
normal
more than 52% of peers

Dr. Kawji's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

80  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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20  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.

Education

  • University of Aleppo / Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Indiana University / School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kawji has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kawji's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kawji to family and friends
30 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Kawji's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

Dr. Kawji is a real doctor and a great human being. He saved my eye sight after another doctor made a huge error that almost cost me my vision. Dr. Kawji loves his job and it shows. He took the oath and he truly puts patients first!
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I had an eye problem while out of the country and Dr. Kawji Was nice enough to see me on emergency basis. He was very reassuring knowledgeable and thorough. He was highly recommended by my ophthalmologist and I’m so glad that I was able to him on such short notice. His office staff is very nice and...more
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I was in a panic when I called Dr. Kawji's office because I had read that what I was experiencing (Posterior vitreous detachment) could be serious and to seek immediate professional help. The receptionist was very helpful and Dr. Kawji saw right away. He was very thorough with his examination and...more
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I can't imagine a better eye / retinal specialist. Dr. Kawji is not only extremely competent, but is a very caring, compassionate man. I highly recommend him.
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I suffered a retinal tear on a Friday night of a holiday weekend. Dr. Kawji came into his office at 7 pm to assess and provide medical care. He was extremely compassionate and caring. Wonderful physician.
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