David W. Chia, M.D. FACS MBA

David W. Chia, M.D. FACS MBA is a board-certified ophthalmologist who joined Irvine Eye Medical Group in 2006. He completed his 3-year ophthalmology training program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where he served as Chief Resident. Prior to that, he finished a transitional medicine internship at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He graduated medical school from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania where he delivered the medical school commencement address (which you can read on pages 8 and 9 of Penn State Medicine Volume 13 Issue 2 from 2002). Dr. David Chia received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine Merage School of Management and attended Rice University in Houston, Texas for undergraduate studies in Biochemistry.

Dr. David Chia is a clinical instructor of surgery at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Long Beach where he has taught the ophthalmology residents from UC Irvine since 2008. He is on staff at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. David Chia is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He performs hundreds of operations a year including cataract, refractive, eyelid, and cosmetic surgeries. In a very short time, he has become well-regarded in the community as an excellent teacher, astute clinician, and skilled surgeon.

Though much of his higher education is based on the East Coast, Dr. David Chia is pleased to return to his hometown, where his family has been since 1976, to join his mother, Dr. Li-Li Chia, in ophthalmology practice to serve the eye care needs of the Southern California community. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. 

Dr. David Chia resides in Irvine along with his wife and three daughters.


Li-Li S. Chia, M.D. Ph.D.

Li-Li S. Chia, M.D., Ph.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist who founded the Irvine Eye Medical Group in 1990. The practice quickly gained a reputation for competent and compassionate eye care. 

Dr. Li-Li Chia attended medical school and completed her ophthalmology residency training at the University of California, Irvine. Her undergraduate studies were completed at National Taiwan University. Dr. Li-Li Chia also completed a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at UC Irvine. She served as health sciences clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine from 1987 to 2010.

The Chia family first moved to Irvine in 1976. Dr. Li-Li Chia is mother to two sons, David and Peter. She is also a proud grandmother.

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