Dr. David Gay decided to become a surgeon at the age of eight. During his high school years he began doing rotations in hospitals and scrubbing in to observe surgeries first hand. As soon as he was eighteen he trained as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). He did his undergraduate training at the University of Utah successfully completing a double major in Exercise Physiology and German Literature. Dr. Gay spent a couple years during and after college doing research in pancreatic cancer. During medical school at the Medical College of Virginia Dr. Gay was exposed to a short rotation with an oculoplastic surgeon and he immediately knew that he had found his calling. He did his ophthalmology training at the Medical College of Georgia, and then was selected for a prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He was trained by Drs. Hirschbein and Karesh.
Dr. Gay is a board certified surgeon by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and a candidate member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).