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Daniel Y. Choi, M.D.

Daniel Y. Choi, M.D.

Daniel Y. Choi, M.D.

Daniel Choi, M.D. is a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. He was born and raised in California and attended UCLA where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in physiology.  During his undergraduate work at UCLA he served as the president of the American Medical Student Association.  He then obtained his medical degree at UCLA and finished his medical internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. After this, Dr. Choi went to Stanford University to complete his ophthalmology residency where he served as Chief Resident. He then returned back to UCLA as a clinical instructor and also completed a glaucoma fellowship at the Stein Eye Institute.

Dr. Choi is the founder of two non-profit organizations: Project Nicaragua and Project RISHI. These medical organizations focus on providing improved healthcare to the underserved international community. He has also been on multiple medical mission trips to Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Korea.

Dr. Choi is also actively involved in ophthalmic research and has published in multiple peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and has presented his research at multiple national conferences.  Currently, his research interest remains primarily in the area of glaucoma.

Since joining the Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Dr. Choi has continued to pursue his passion for medical education by teaching both glaucoma and cataract surgery to Stanford ophthalmology residents. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society.

Outside of work, Dr. Choi enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and exploring the outdoors.