Congrats to Samir Shah for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!
Nominating Organization: AccessOC, Southern California
Honoree Category: Health
Why Nominated: Dr. Shah is one of our newest Physicians to donate surgical care through our Integrated Model. When he joined AccessOC his immediate concern was the large number of patients on our waiting list for eye surgery. Dr. Shah wasn’t interested in helping some of our patients- he wanted to help all of them. Within a few weeks of receiving our patients’ referrals, he had already performed minor procedures on two patients- totally preempting the need for surgery. Another patient he screened required cataract removal surgery, so he arranged to perform her surgery during his OR time at Newport Beach Surgery Center. With the sustainability of his donated care in mind, he also connected with STAAR Surgical Company and managed to have an Implantable Collamer Lens donated to our patient!
Within a few weeks Dr. Shah had restored the waning vision of three of our patients. His energy and passion for providing access to the underserved is a prime example of what we can achieve when we make a commitment to helping others!
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