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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.
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