Dr. David B. Granet hosts Emmy Award-winning show

Dr. David B. Granet hosts Emmy Award-winning show

Dr. David B. Granet is a professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at UCSD, where he is also the director of the Anne & Abraham Ratner Children's Eye Center at the Shiley Eye Complex.

The author of more than 70 articles and book chapters, Granet is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine.

In addition to his work with children, Granet is the UCSD specialist in adult strabismus and helped create the UCSD Thyroid Eye Center, the first of its kind. He is also the founder of the International Pediatric-Ophthalmology Internet discussion group.

He serves on the executive committee for the Section of Ophthalmology for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is the co-founder of the first World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Currently he is the president of the San Diego County Ophthalmological Society and is the consultant ophthalmologist for many local school districts.

Granet has received the Achievement Award from the Academy of Ophthalmology and the Honor Award from the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

In addition to his research and local clinical practice, Granet hosts the Emmy Award-winning medical television show "Health Matters." He resides in San Diego with his wife, Lisa; his children, Elijah, Isaiah and Ezra; and their dog, Deli.

What brought you to Carmel Valley?

When we first came to San Diego about 15 years ago, my wife and I knew we wanted to settle in a place that offered a great public school system, other families interested in the same things we were and close proximity to the beach and ocean. We agreed that Carmel Valley was the place we could call home.

What makes Carmel Valley special to you?

Living here for as long as we have, I've been able to witness Carmel Valley grow (and grow)! Having the opportunity to help shape the development of our community with our local leaders and friends has been incredible. I think we all share the same dreams and have the same passions when it comes to providing the best possible place for our families to thrive.

Just the fact that parents care so much about education - what else could you ask for? They say it takes a village to raise a family and Carmel Valley is just such a place.

If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract or improve in Carmel Valley?

I think everyone would agree it would be nice to improve the parking situation at our local shopping centers. If I could snap my fingers, I would also like to give everyone bigger back yards and make it possible for all our kids to live close enough to schools so that they could walk each day.

I would also make sure that class sizes stayed relatively small and ensure that every school has the resources that it needs to help students reach their potential. I would change some of the access to the freeway and decrease some of the traffic on surface streets, especially during the morning and evening commutes.

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