Dr. David Aizuss Ophthalmic Surgeon
Recently elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, Dr. David Aizuss enjoys wide recognition as one of the premier ophthalmic surgeons in Los Angeles. Other physicians have recognized him with his inclusion in the renowned Guide to Top Doctors. Dr. Aizuss has been in practice in Encino and West Hills for over 30 years. In that time he has become noted as one of Los Angeles’ best-known and most professionally active ophthalmic surgeons, having served as Chief of Surgery at Encino Hospital and Vice Chief of Staff of Encino-Tarzana Medical Center. In addition he was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the California Medical Association and President of the California Medical Association. He is presently a member of the Council on Legislation of the American Medical Association.
Dr. David Aizuss Accomplishments
Dr. Aizuss was educated at Northwestern University Medical School’s Honors Program in Medical Education, a highly competitive program open to only 60 students nationwide. He subsequently completed his residency in ophthalmology at the world-renowned UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Aizuss is fellowship-trained in corneal and refractive surgery at UCLA, with special expertise in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and all types of LASIK and refractive surgery. Dr. Aizuss has been recognized by other ophthalmologists statewide as:
- President of the California Medical Association
- Board of Trustees Member of the American Medical Association
- President of the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
- President of the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology
- President of the Los Angeles County Medical Association
- Chair of the Board of Trustees of the California Medical Association (CMA)
- A member of the CMA Executive Committee
- A Board member of the Institute for Medical Quality
- A member Council of 100, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
The LA County Medical Association’s (LACMA) Patient Care Foundation honored Dr. Aizuss with the Independent Physician Leadership Award in November 2017. Click here to read more about this accomplishment.
Achievements & Awards
He has been honored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with both its Honor and Senior Honor Achievement Awards. Dr. Aizuss is Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. Recently, Dr. Aizuss was voted the “People’s Choice” ophthalmologist in 2008, 2009,2010, 2011 and 2012 as well as being named by other physicians as a “Top Doctor” they would choose for themselves or their family in 2008 through 2016 inclusive! Dr. Aizuss was name “Super Doctor” in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020. Most recently he received the Most Compassionate Doctor award and On Time Doctor awards! Doctor Aizuss was notably named to the Council of 100 for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery which recognizes him as a top influencer of medical society policy development. He was inducted into the Super Doctor’s Hall of Fame for being voted Super Doctor for 10+ consecutive years.
He is sought out as a speaker on new intraocular lens implants and techniques and consults nationwide with other surgeons as well as with investment and venture capital companies interested in the latest ophthalmic surgical technology.
More About Dr. David Aizuss
Dr. Aizuss is married with two daughters both of whom are graduates of the University of Chicago. He is recognized for his warmth, good humor and congeniality by both his patients and fellow physicians and he looks forward to taking care of you and providing you the best there is in ophthalmic medical and surgical care.
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"Dr. Aizuss has been my ophthalmologist for years. He also attended to my mother, who was in her late 90's/early 100's. He has always been respectful and thoroughly professional. He does not have a one-treatment-fits-all approach, taking fully into account the individual patient he is seeing. I could not be more pleased with the care that I get from him and Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley."
"I recently visited the West Hills office and saw Dr. David Aizuss. I could not have had a better overall experience. The staff was wonderful and Dr. Aizuss addressed every concern and was very patient. I don't usually write reviews but in this case after having seen the negative review of Dr. Aizuss I felt like I needed to. I grew up with someone who was very impatient and rude to the staff at medical offices and retail stores and then turned it around and complained that they were treated poorly. In life I think you get what you put out."
"I have been a patient of Dr. David Aizuss for more than 20 years. He is an amazing physician & I feel fortunate to have this skilled professional in my life. Though I know from his academic background that he is brilliant, Dr Aizuss' expert knowledge is evident in every aspect of his medical practice. This doctor not only sees me at my annual exams, but I trusted him to perform both of my cataract surgeries this year. Knowing that Dr Aizuss was my surgeon, I was confident that my eye operations would be successful even prior to each surgery. In fact, both surgeries were easy and for the first time in half a century, I see perfectly thanks to Dr Aizuss. I remember one time several years ago on a Saturday morning, I panicked because I saw something floating in my eye. Dr Aizuss dropped everything, which included leaving his parents who were visiting from Chicago, & rushed to his office to see me. Dr Aizuss has a great sense of humor and an incredibly kind and caring bedside manner. I always have an easy time talking to him & leave conversations feeling validated & reassured. There is no other doctor who has been in my life as long as Dr Aizuss and I cannot say enough wonderful things about his level of expertise as an ophthalmologist & a surgeon as well as the excellent way he interacts with patients."
"Dr Aizuss performed surgeries on both of my eyes and took good care of me. he does tend to be a little blunt but he is also very knowledgeable and gets to the point. I respect that, and am now comfortable with him."
"Hello Yelpers! Dr. David Aizuss is the (eye) man. He has been taking care of my eyes, and the eyes of many Angelenos, for quite some time. On the faculty at UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Aizuss knows his eyes, has a great bedside manner, and takes the time to personally check all the readings and measurements taken by the optical staff. I would not trust my eyes to another doc. Much has been said about the awful Encino office parking situation, and it's true -- a dud. Valet only and the office does not validate. Hold you Meters about on Ventura Boulevard and, for the brave, Ralph's yawning parking lot adjoins the office building. Buy a bagel and pop in for an exam? I'll let you, and your conscience, decide. Yes I do it every time. The busy and bustling office is composed of four or five doctors, but Dr. Aizuss has been my go-to from day one. Optical staff take initial measurements but Dr. Aizuss examines the eyes. I prefer an ophthalmologist to an optician or optometrist, as the ophthalmologist is a medical doctor trained to examine for disease of the eye and recommend treatment or medical procedures, if necessary. If your health insurance covers an ophthalmologist, by all means take advantage! Dr. Aizuss is an eye surgeon and, someday when it is cataract time for me, you'll find my car in the Ralph's parking lot. I always buy something. A hit!"