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Francis S. Mah, MD

Francis S. Mah, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in advanced corneal, cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Mah received his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, and his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo where he was elected to the prestigious AOA as a junior. He did his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he was elected chief resident. His fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery was also completed at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Mah is the Director of Cornea and External Disease and the Co-Director, Refractive Surgery at Scripps Clinic Medical Group in La Jolla, California. Previously, he was Associate Professor in both the Department of Ophthalmology and in the Department of Pathology, as well as the Medical Director of the Charles T. Campbell Ophthalmic Microbiology Laboratory, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Mah has an extensive background in translational research, and has been a principal investigator for many clinical trials and investigator initiated studies. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and written many book chapters on his research and has delivered presentations in more than 20 countries on six continents. Dr. Mah is a reviewer and is also on the editorial board for several ophthalmic journals. 

Dr. Mah is past Chair of the ASCRS Corneal Clinical Committee, a member of the FDA Committee, and a member of the ASCRS Executive Board. He is also Co-Chair of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Preferred Practice Patterns for Cornea and External Disease, and member of the cornea section of the Basic and Clinical Science Course. He has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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