Donny Suh MD
Donny W. Suh, M.D., FAAP, MBA, FACS works at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). He is Professor and Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Eye Mobile Program in the Department of Ophthalmology, UCI. He completed his pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship at The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and his ophthalmology residency at The Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin. He received his medical doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and he also received his Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Suh is an active volunteer faculty of ORBIS Global Health Programs since 2000, and has traveled to South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa to provide medical and surgical services to the underserved as well as to teach the local ophthalmologists. In December 2021, he became an Orbis’ Medical Advisory Committee member.
He is a Chief Editor for Medscape Online Reference since March 2016 and has published over 100 articles in major journals and chapters in major textbooks. Also, he is an Associate Editor of Frontier In Ophthalmology and is on the Editorial Board.
He is actively involved with teaching medical students and residents in pediatrics and ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). He is currently involved in multiple Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved research projects and actively working with UCI and Creighton medical students, residents in Pediatrics and Ophthalmology.
Dr. Suh was a Chairman of the Annual Meeting Program Committee in pediatric ophthalmology for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the President of Polk County Medical Society in Iowa in 2014 representing over 1,200 physicians in Central Iowa advocating for the patients and medical professionals. He was also Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair for The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in his subspecialty.
Previously, he worked at the Children’s Hospital of Omaha as the Chief of Ophthalmology Service and Interim Surgeon-in-Chief. He was John and Irene Graether Endowed Chair and Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He was also the Director of Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Dr. Suh is actively involved with research with the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigation Group (PEDIG), which has been sponsored by the National Eye Institute (NIH) since 2000. He has numerous inventions with patents for surgical equipment and medical devices. He is an Executive Committee member and a Chair-Elect for Section on Ophthalmology (SOOp) of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He helps to establish guidelines and to advocate for pediatricians for pediatric eye care. He is also the Chairman for Membership Committee for American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Ophthalmology Section, and he has been voted “Best Doctor in America” and “America’s Top Ophthalmologist” since 2003 to present. He has been inducted to American Ophthalmological Society (AOS), which was founded in 1864, and have been voted “Inventor of the Year” in 2019 at University of Nebraska Medical Center.
In 2022, he was nominated and selected as the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award from National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness.
He enjoys golf, traveling, and spending time with family.