Meet Dr. Saub
Ophthalmology is a second career for Dr. Saub.  It was his fascination with vision and interest in helping people see better that prompted him to go to medical school after ten years working in business finance.


His father was an optometrist and his mother a nurse, so it was natural for him to pursue medicine, too.  He earned his Doctor in Medicine at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine in 1997.  He was awarded membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for his high academic achievements.


He completed Internal Medicine internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Saub specialized in Ophthalmology at Stanford University, where he completed residency and was chief resident in ophthalmology in 2000-01. Dr. Saub is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.


Dr. Saub is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, and the Santa Clara County Medical Association.


“I pride myself on providing personal and friendly care. I am dedicated to fully educating you about your eye health needs, protecting your privacy, and striving to be your partner for a lifetime of good vision.”


Dr. Saub purposefully schedules appointments to allow sufficient time for him to get to know you and for you to get to know him.  He believes that taking time to answer your questions and to have a meaningful exchange is important to your healthcare.


Dr. Edward Saub is a Stanford-trained, San Jose eye doctor providing personal and informative eye exams, eye surgery, botox treatments, and more.



Curriculum Vitae



Residency: Stanford University Department of Ophthalmology, 1998 to 2001, Stanford, CA


Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine, 1997 to 1998, San Jose, CA


Medical School: University of California, Irvine, 1993 to 1997, College of Medicine, Irvine, California


Undergraduate: California State University, Fullerton ,1981 to 1984, School of Business, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with Concentration in Finance


Licensure and Board Certification

Licensed California Physician & Surgeon.

Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Advanced Medical Optics Custom View Laser Vision Certified for High Myopia & Iris Registration – March 2007

VISX Laser Certified.

WAVEFRONT Laser Certified.

Bausch & Lomb C-LASIK Certification, February 2001

Nidek EC-5000 Excimer Laser Training & Certification Course, April 2001


Academic & Administrative Appointments

Dr. Saub serves as an instructor for Stanford University assisting and teaching residents in clinical patient care at the Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital. Dr. Saub served as surgical instructor from 2001 to 2008.


Hospital Appointments

Former Chair, Department of Ophthalmology Community Hospital of Los Gatos 2008 -2010

Good Samaritan Hospital San Jose

Los Gatos Surgical Center


Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

American Medical Association

California Medical Association

Research to Prevent Blindness


Other Professional Positions & Major Appointments

Dr. Saub serves as the Medical Director of Community Mobile Eye Clinics, a non-profit public benefit corporation whose mission is to provide free eye care to economically disadvantaged & medically underserved children and adults.


Awards & Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Research Interests

Principal Investigator, Department of Ophthalmology Stanford University 2001: Conducted a survey of Santa Clara County homeless population to determine the extent of untreated eye disease and to assess barriers to access.


2000: Conducted a study of patients’ knowledge, at time of pre-op exam, regarding their upcoming operation. Patients were more knowledgeable, particularly about risks, if they reported having had a previous discussion about these matters with their surgeon.


1999: Conducted a retrospective review of all cases of phacoemulsification by senior residents since 1991 at a Veteran’s Hospital to determine the incidence of posterior capsule tear.

Research Associate, Department of Ophthalmology University of California, Irvine: 1996: Conducted a retrospective study to assess occurrence of contralateral-eye CMV retinitis in patients with a ganciclovir implant while on oral ganciclovir.


Narain K, Saub E. Occult fellow-eye CMV retinitis in patients with a ganciclovir implant while on oral ganciclovir. (ARVO 1998)


Principal Investigator & Winner of Family Medicine Summer Research Grant for Original Research Proposal, University of California, Irvine: 1994: Designed and implemented a study to assess people’s attitudes, beliefs & opinions regarding organ donation.


Saub E, Shapiro J, Radecki S. Do patients want to talk to their physicians about organ donation? Attitudes, Beliefs & Opinions about Organ Donation: a study of Orange County Residents. (J Community Health. 1998 Dec;23(6):407-17)


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