Meet Dr. Wayne Gui

Wei “Wayne” Gui, MD

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.

Degrees: MD

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

Dr. Gui’s CV

Awards and Honors

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

Professional Societies

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Retina Specialists

Orange County Society of Ophthalmology

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