Uber Doc Profile
Dr. Saad Shaikh is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained vitreoretinal specialist. He attended UCLA for his undergraduate degree, UC Davis for medical school, and then Stanford University for ophthalmology residency and then specialized in retinal surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan where he trained under some of the world’s top retinal specialists. Dr. Shaikh was one of the early practitioners of small-gauge microinvasive vitreoretinal surgery and has also taken part in several high profile international cases including a well-publicized surgical repair of a blind 2-year-old Iraqi war victim brought to the United States for medical care who regained her vision after his work. He has served for many years as an Orbis and Doctors without Borders telemedicine consultant for complex eye cases. Dr. Shaikh has also trained numerous residents and fellows and serves as educational chair of ophthalmology at the UCF College of Medicine. Many of his trainees have gone on to have outstanding careers in the specialty. He holds numerous local and national university professorships and has written several books, book chapters, and over 50 academic papers. His current research interests include artificial intelligence and nanoparticle work in the UCF Department of Engineering.