Dr. James J. Salz, M.D.

Dr. James J. Salz, M.D. Get a Second Opinion

Attending Physician, Ophthalmology

Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Areas of expertise

Ophthalmology, Refractive Keratoplasty


Dr. Salz earned a bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH, and a medical degree from Duke University, Durham, NC. He completed an internship and residency at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. After finishing his training in ophthalmology, he entered into private practice in Los Angeles.

Dr. Salz has been closely involved in the development of the specialty procedures keratoplasty and refractive surgery. He serves in numerous leadership positions on behalf of local, national and international societies of ophthalmology.


Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC
Los Angeles County/USC County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County/USC County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Medical Degree


American Academy of Ophthalmology
Honor Award 1998
Senior Honor Award 1997
Secretariat Award 2007
Lifetime Achievement Award: American Academy of Ophthalmology/ISRS 2003
Barraquer Award: International Society of Refractive Surgeons 1994
Distinguished Alumnus Award: USC Doheny Eye Institute 1998
Military Service: Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy
Staff Ophthalmologist, U.S. Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, CA
Founding Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Refractive Surgery (1985-1988)
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Refractive Surgery (1988-2007)
Member, Editorial Board, Ocular Surgery News 1986
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Review of Ophthalmology (1996-2007)
Member, Editorial Board, Eye Net (publication of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (2002-2007)
President, International Society of Keratoplasty 1991
Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, Special Interest Group on Excimer Laser (1990-1994)
Member, EYENET Audio Editorial Board (2003-2005)
Chairman, Refractive Surgery Interest Group (2001-2004)
Member, International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty
Chairman, Executive Board, International Society of Refractive Surgery (2003-2005)
Member, Executive Board, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (2001-2005)
Member, Contact Lenses Association of Ophthalmology
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Member, Board of Directors, Discovery Eye Foundation


Available on request