Timothy You, M.D. focuses his practice on the medical and surgical treatment of retinal and vitreous diseases. His specialty and research interests include macular degeneration, cataract surgery complications, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity and telemedicine. He is committed to providing compassionate care for his patients. Dr. You completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School. After residency, he completed two additional years of subspecialty training in retinal surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He received several prestigious awards, including the Thomas Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship, Herman Knapp Fellowship, and Teaching Awards at Harvard and Brown Medical Schools. Dr. You attended Yale College, where he graduated with honors and distinction in his major. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Penn Medical Scholar and finished an anatomic pathology fellowship. Prior to coming to California, he practiced at the Rhode Island Eye Institute, which is affiliated with Brown Medical School where he was an Assistant Clinical Professor. His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, Western Retina Study Club, Orange County Medical Association, Christian Ophthalmology Society and the Orange County Society of Ophthalmology. As an active researcher, Dr. You has published over 14 research articles, and participated in over 15 FDA clinical trials and laboratory-based investigations focusing on new pharmacologic treatments for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. You is active in his community and church. He has organized several volunteer medical missions projects to Guatemala and Mexico. He is a board member for the non-profit organization, the Gift of Vision Foundation, which focuses on the visual needs of the impoverished in Central America....See Less
At Orange County Retina we offer some of the most comprehensive and cutting-edge diagnostics, therapeutics, and clinical trials in Southern California to provide our patients with the benefits of the latest medical advances. Our five convenient locations are backed by extensive hospital and surgery center affiliations throughout Orange County.
Orange County Retina was the first retina practice established in Orange County. We have successfully performed surgical procedures on over 150,000 patients. As a private practice, our physicians work closely with an extensive network of over 500 referring local, national and international entities and our stellar reputation comes from handling complex and demanding cases.
Dr. You's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. You's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Accidental Eye Injuries
Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Chemical Burn - Eyes
Chronic Eye Diseases
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Foreign Body in Eye
Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
Hypotony of Eye
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Optic Nerve Disorder
Poor Color Vision
Progressive High Myopia
Refractive Eye Disorders
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Contact Lens Exams
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Diabetic Eye Exam
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
Repair of Eye Laceration
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Soft Contact Lenses
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated
Veterans Administration Med Center Sepulveda
Internship Hospital | Completed
Harvard School Of Med
Residency Hospital | Completed
Harvard School Of Med
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. You has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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