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Dr. David Z. Gay

Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. David Gay decided to become a surgeon at the age of eight. During his high school years, he began doing rotations in hospitals and scrubbing in to observe surgeries first hand. As soon as he was eighteen he trained as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). He did his undergraduate training at the University of Utah successfully completing a double major in Exercise Physiology and German Literature.

Dr. Gay spent a couple years during and after college doing research in pancreatic cancer. During medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Gay was exposed to a short rotation with an oculoplastic surgeon and he immediately knew that he had found his calling.

He did his ophthalmology training at the Medical College of Georgia and then was selected for a prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He was trained by Drs. Hirschbein and Karesh.

Dr. Gay is a board-certified surgeon by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and a candidate member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).


  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
  • Medical College of Georgia (Augusta University): Ophthalmology Residency
  • University of Utah: Intern Department of Medicine
  • Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University): Medical School
  • University of Utah: Bachelor of Science- Exercise Physiology & Bachelor of Arts- German with a Minor in Chemistry
  • Utah Valley State College: Associate of Science- High Honors
  • Ophthalmology: Board Certified in November 2017 (active)
  • Texas Medical Board license #: R8191 (active)
  • DEA license: TX (active)

Professional Societies

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) – Diplomat
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) – Candidate Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) – Fellow member



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