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Dr. Samuel J. Spiegel is a board-certified UCI Health physician who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology.

Samuel J. Spiegel, MD



Clinical Interests

idiopathic intracranial hypertension, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-immunological disorders, optic neuritis, optic neuropathies, vision effects from stroke, visual effects of intracranial tumors, visual pathway disorders

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • English
Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Stanford University School of MedicineInternal Medicine
Stanford University School of MedicineNeurology
Jules Stein Eye Institute and Doheny Eye Institute at UCLANeuro-Ophthalmology
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — American Academy of Neurology
  • Member — North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  • Member — Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Member — Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society
Awards and Recognition
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society
  • George McClellan Surgical Honor Society
  • Pathology Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
More Information

Dr. Samuel J. Spiegel is a board-certified UCI Health neuro-ophthalmologist and neurologist who specializes in neurological conditions that affect vision.

His clinical interests include optic neuritis, visual pathway disorders, neuro-immunological disorders, visual consequences of stroke, visual effects of intracranial tumors and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Spiegel earned his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University's Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed an internal medicine internship and a residency in neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif., where he served as chief resident. He received fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology at the joint Jules Stein and Doheny eye institutes at UCLA.

His research interests include optic neuritis, demyelinating disorders, neuro-immunology, giant cell arteritis, pituitary tumors and stroke-related eye conditions.

Spiegel sees patients in Irvine and Orange.

UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92617
Fax: 855-376-5057
UCI Health Eye Care Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 2
Building 30A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7183
Fax: 855-376-5057