David L. Yarian, MD

    Dr. David L. Yarian joined NJRetina in 1979. Dr. Yarian obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then received his MD degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Washington University.

    Dr. Yarian completed his residency in ophthalmology at Washington University, and completed his fellowship training in vitreoretinal disease and surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.

    Dr. Yarian is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He serves on the medical staffs of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick and JFK Medical Center in Edison. He is a past president of the New Jersey Retina Society.

    Dr. Yarian has researched, published, and lectured at national meetings on numerous topics in ophthalmology, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, endophthalmitis, macular hole, retinal hemangioma, retinitis pigmentosa, pars planitis, choroidal melanoma, pneumatic retinopexy, and temporary balloon scleral buckle surgery for retinal detachment. He has been a Principal Investigator in several national clinical trials.

    Dr. Yarian is married with one daughter, and in his free time he enjoys golf and skiing.


    • American Academy of Ophthalmology (Fellow)
    • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
    • American Medical Association
    • NJ Academy of Ophthalmology
    • NJ Retina Society (past president)
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Society of Retina Specialists