Dr. Gui is a vitreo-retinal specialist whose passion is to improve the lives of patients with vitreo-retinal diseases in a compassionate and dedicated manner, utilizing the most advanced medical and surgical therapies. He is humbled to be entrusted with taking care of patients’ vision and aims to treat each and every patient like a member of his own family. He feels honored to practice at VMR Institute and to embrace the tradition of excellence for which the institute stands.
Growing up in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada, Dr. Gui had the privilege to interact with people from diverse backgrounds. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science and Highest Honors in Research from Cornell University. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. After a transitional year internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Gui completed his ophthalmology residency and vitreo-retinal fellowship at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, where he won the Jules Stein Eye Institute Fellow Excellence in Research Award.
Dr. Gui is board certified from the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has given multiple podium presentations at international conferences and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has specific interests in telemedicine, education, and innovative surgical techniques.
Dr. Gui is an avid tennis player and loves traveling, photography, and spending time with family. He is fluent in Mandarin and enjoys learning about different cultures and experiences.
College: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Medical School: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Internship: Harbor-UCLA, CA
Ophthalmology Residency: Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship: Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
2019 Jules Stein Eye Institute Fellow Excellence in Research Award
2014 Department of Medicine Honors in Research, Yale University
2013 Richard Alan Hirschfield Medical Student Research Memorial Fellowship
2012 James G. Hirsch Endowed Medical Student Research Fellowship
2012 Yale University School of Medicine Medical Student Research Fellowship
2009 Highest Honors in Research, Cornell University
2009 Magna cum laude, Cornell Chapter
2007 Dextra Grant for Undergraduate Research
2006 – 2007 Hatch/Multistate Grants (2) for Undergraduate Research
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
Orange County Society of Ophthalmology
In response to the threat posed by the C-virus pandemic throughout the world, the VMR Institute for Vitreous Macula Retina has instituted protective measures that are in compliance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Medical Association (CMA). These specifically include telephone screening for recent travel and relevant symptoms, measuring patient temperature upon presentation to the office, decreasing patient visit volumes by only caring for urgent or emergent cases, and spreading out appointments to implement ‘social distancing’. All staff are equipped with PPE and all equipment and patient contact areas are cleaned between patients.
Thank you for your patience and forbearance during these trying times. Together, we shall prevail.