Daniel Y. Choi, M.D.

Daniel Choi, M.D. | Glaucoma Specialist Stockton CA | Manteca CA

Daniel Choi, M.D. is a fellowship-trained cataract and 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 and he is a specialist in the new field of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

Since joining the Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Dr. Choi has continued to pursue his passion for medical education by teaching glaucoma and cataract surgery to Stanford ophthalmology residents.

Dr. Choi is an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

He is also an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a provisional member of the American Glaucoma Society.

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

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We at Central Valley Eye hope that you and your families are well. To continue to protect the health of our patients and staff during the coronavirus pandemic, we are taking all reasonable precautions as we provide the eye care that our community needs:

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