David Cupp, MD

 

A native of Northern California, Dr. Cupp joined the Retinal Consultants in 2014 after his retina fellowship at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, where he won the prestigious John and Theiline McCone Fellow Scholarship. Dr. Cupp is an expert in the management of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, and many other medical and surgical diseases of the eye. He served as a staff physician for the VA of Los Angeles and was on faculty as a clinical instructor at UCLA. Prior to his retina fellowship, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Tulane University and earned his medical degree at Penn State. While in medical school, he crossed the Atlantic to spend time at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Prior to his medical training, he received a degree in physics and biophysics at UCSD.

In addition to his extensive clinical experience, Dr. Cupp has been involved in research trials of human stem cell transplantation and nerve growth factor supplementation. He has played an important role in the process of developing new treatments for macular degeneration and Stargardt’s disease. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals.

In his spare time. Dr. Cupp enjoys painting, biking, swimming, and mixed martial arts.