David T. Tse, MD(he/him)

David T. Tse, MD(he/him)

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Dr. Tse is an Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specialist and a Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice-Chair of Administration and Strategic Planning in the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His expertise is in lacrimal, eyelid and orbital reconstructive surgery, aesthetic and rejuvenation surgery, orbital oncology, thyroid-related eye conditions, optic nerve disorders, and developmental defects in children.

Dr. Tse has an impressive track record of translating research discoveries into innovative clinical solutions, especially for orbital cancers and children with congenital anomalies, e.g., he developed an inflatable orbital tissue expander for children born without an eye that eliminates the need for repeated surgeries to stimulate bone growth. Dr. Tse is the author of the “Color Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery: Oculoplastic Surgery,” atlas and has more than 140 peer-reviewed articles, 75 book chapters, in addition to five patents for his medical and surgical inventions.

A member of the Iron Arrow Society, the highest honor awarded at the University of Miami, and a member of the Doheny Society of Scholars, Dr. Tse also received the El-Magraby International Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Trustee Award, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the USC/Doheny Distinguished Alumnus Award, where he completed his residency. Tse also has served as a director of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of several major ophthalmologic professional societies, including the American Ophthalmological Society.