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Stephan Chiu, MD


  • Cataracts
  • Cornea
  • Dry Eyes

Office Locations

Acuity Eye Group - Escondido
700 W El Norte Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92026

Acuity Eye Group - La Jolla
9850 Genesee Ave
Suite 310
La Jolla, CA 92037

Acuity Eye Group - La Mesa (El Cajon)
7339 El Cajon Blvd
Suite J/K
La Mesa, CA 91942

Dr. Chiu is an ophthalmologist with a particular interest in premium cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and refractive surgery. He attended college and medical school at UCLA. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at UT Southwestern, one of the largest and most rigorous training programs in the country. Afterwards, he returned to the renowned UCLA Stein Eye Institute for specialty training in cornea and refractive surgery.

As a San Diego native, Dr. Chiu is happy to come back to serve patients in his hometown. Outside of work, he enjoys making day trips to the mountains to climb and snowboard. He is also on the lookout for the best California burrito in town, so please give him your recommendations.


  • MD: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science: in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, UCLA
  • Residency: University of Texas Southwestern
  • Fellowships: Cornea and Refractive Surgery, UCLA Stein Eye Institute

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Cornea Society

Personal Hobbies

  • Piano
  • Snowboarding
  • Rock climbing
  • Traveling

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin