David Stager, MD

Ophthalmologist Pediatric Ophthalmology
972.758.0625 3801 West 15th St.
Suite 110
Plano, TX 75075
5+ Years of Medical Experience


  • Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
  • AAPOS “Honor Award” in 2004
  • American Ophthalmological Society

Medical Missions

  • 2013 Visiting Surgeon and Lecturer, Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal
  • 2012 Visiting Surgeon, Lighthouse for Christ, Kenya
  • 2010 Visiting Surgeon and Lecturer, Belize City, Belize
  • 2009 Visiting Surgeon, Lighthouse for Christ, Kenya
  • 2008 Visiting Surgeon, Belize City, Belize
  • 2006 Visiting Surgeon and Speaker. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Orbis
  • 2005 Visiting Surgeon and Speaker. New Delhi, India, Orbis
  • 1999 Visiting Surgeon. Chitre, Panama. Healing the Children


  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C
  • Internship, St Joseph Medical Center
  • Residency, University Of Texas Southwestern, Dallas
  • Medical School,  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
  • Undergrad, Southern Medical University, Dallas, TX


Participates in most major insurance plans, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Accountable/IHG
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beechstreet
  • Choice Care Network/Humana
  • Cigna
  • Cigna PPO
  • First Health
  • Galaxy
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana (Choice Care Network)
  • PPO Next
  • Principal
  • TRPN
  • Texas True Choice
  • United Health Care
  • Medicare Part B – Traditional Only, Not Contracted with Managed Care Plans
  • TRICARE Standard only

Credit Card or CareCredit® Extended Payment Plans

Accepts cash, checks and most major credit cards.


Dr. David Stager has been practicing Ophthalmology since 1992. He grew up in Dallas and attended St. Mark’s School of Texas before graduating from Southern Methodist University Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude. He studied European history in Oxford, Spain and Paris before completing his medical degree and residency in Ophthalmology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He pursued a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C. under the tutelage of Dr. Marshall M. Parks–the founder of Pediatric Ophthalmology. Dr. Stager, Jr. is Board Certified in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Stager, Jr. serves on the Board of Directors of the Retina Foundation of the Southwest and is the Past President-of the Lighthouse for Christ Mission which operates a charity ophthalmology hospital in Mombasa, Kenya. He also serves on the International Affairs Committee for the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

He currently serves on the Knowledge Base Panel in Pediatric Ophthalmology for the AAO. He received the AAPOS “Honor Award” in 2004 and was recently accepted into the American Ophthalmological Society (2013). He served as one of the principal investigators for the Infant Aphakic Treatment Study, a NIH funded multi-center national trial examining the use of intraocular lenses in infants. Dr. Stager, Jr. has authored more than fifty articles in peer reviewed journals as well as three chapters in ophthalmology text books and has served as guest lecturer in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. He is a clinical assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical School.

His practice is primarily devoted to general pediatric ophthalmology, adult strabismus and the management of pediatric cataracts. He is also active in medical missions around the world having served as a visiting professor and surgeon with Orbis International in countries including Argentina, Panama, Vietnam and India. In addition, he has ongoing relationships in Mombasa, Kenya and Belize where he trains pediatric ophthalmologists. Finally, in 2008 he co-founded an international humanitarian organization, One World One Vision, which assists developing countries in the identification and treatment of strabismus and pediatric cataracts.

Dr. Stager, Jr. lives in Dallas with his wife Cindy and their three children: Hayden, Trey and Sophie. He enjoys fitness and cycling and is a competitive triathlete having raced in full and half Ironman events.


  • Board of Directors of the Retina Foundation of the Southwest
  • Past President-of the Lighthouse for Christ Mission
  • International Affairs Committee for the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Ophthalmological Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Dallas Pediatric Medical Society


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