Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute (GWVI) is pleased to announce David J. Schanzlin, MD has joined Michael Gordon, MD and Jack L. Weiss, MD in practice. Dr. Schanzlin brings with him over 26 years of expertise and leadership in the field of refractive surgery, complementing the strengths of the existing organization. Dr. Schanzlin was most recently Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at UCSD, and past Director of Keratorefractive Surgery at Shiley Eye Center.
Dr. Michael Gordon and Dr. Jack Weiss of the Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute have recently announced David Schanzlin, MD will be joining them in practice to provide LASIK and cataract surgery in San Diego. He is internationally known as both an educator and an innovator in his field. Dr. Schanzlin says he is excited to partner with the experienced team of surgeons at the Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute, soon to be the Gordon, Weiss, & Schanzlin Vision Institute, and he hopes to continue to extend high quality results and effective treatment to his current and new patients for a variety of procedures including LASIK in San Diego.
Dr. Schanzlin served as the world-wide lead investigator during the 13 years of development and clinical studies on Intacs®, and is considered the world authority on this procedure. He is the co-inventor on the patent for use of ultrashort pulse laser cataract surgery, providing greater accuracy with advanced lens implant procedures. He was elected by his peers as President of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (1998-2000) because of his distinguished reputation as a refractive surgeon. In 2003, Dr. Schanzlin received the Jose I. Barraquer Award for significant contributions in the field of refractive surgery and exemplifying scientific dedication. Dr. Gordon says, “I am pleased to have Dr. Schanzlin join our practice as he complements the longstanding strengths of the San Diego vision correction center and its commitment to patient care. Dr. Schanzlin’s experience in research and teaching has helped advance the field of refractive surgery and we are looking forward to his contributions at GWVI.”
As he makes the transition into practice with Drs. Gordon and Weiss, Dr. Schanzlin says he remains consistent in his pursuit of the utmost patient satisfaction and comfort. He also adds that he is excited about the chance to expand his efforts in vision correction and refractive surgery through the innovative technology and caring staff at the Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute. “They provide the highest standard of patient care and are focused on customized treatments for the best possible outcomes. For this reason, I am proud to partner with Drs. Michael Gordon, Jack Weiss, Alison Gordon, and David Geffen.”
About David Schanzlin, MD
Considered a world-authority on the Intacs® procedure and a renowned educator and innovator, Dr. David Schanzlin received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed two fellowships in Cornea and External Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California at San Francisco. He most recently served as a Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego and past Director of Keratorefractive Surgery at Shiley Eye Center. Dr. Schanzlin has been elected by his peers as the President of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (1998-2000) in recognition for his reputation and dedication as a refractive surgeon. He is also the recipient of the Jose I. Barraquer Award for his contributions in the field of refractive surgery.
About the Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute
With collectively over 70 years of service in vision correction to the San Diego Community, the Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Institute (GWVI) provides a range of laser eye surgery procedures and has continued to pursue the latest advancements in technology, research, and implementation of refractive surgical procedures. Surgeons at the GWVI were recently the first to bring laser assisted cataract surgery to San Diego, in addition to being the first in the world to perform the all-laser custom LASIK procedure. The GWVI surgeons are all trained as Corneal Specialists, certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and have treated a combined total of over 75,000 refractive patients.