Dr. Schneider-Johnson was born and raised in Southern California. She attended the University of La Verne where she received her Bachelor of Science in biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude with departmental honors. She went on to attend Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Southern California, where she was awarded her Doctorate. Following in her fathers’ footsteps, she decided to pursue the study of ophthalmology. Dr. Schneider-Johnson completed her medical internship in the heart of New York City and went on to complete her ophthalmology training at Ascension Health in Detroit Michigan. During her residency, she was elected chief resident for her outstanding performance throughout her post graduate years. She was recognized for her academic excellence for achieving consistent performance within the top 5% of all residents to have trained at her institution.
Dr. Schneider-Johnson is known for her empathetic and caring style of practice and loved by her patients and colleagues. From a young age she was enamored with the field of ophthalmology. Thanks to her father, Dr. Mark Schneider, Samantha was able to experience just how impactful vision correction surgery could be during their many volunteer foreign medical missions throughout her youth. She has carried this passion for healing along with her throughout her career and this shines through in her bedside manner.
Dr. Schneider-Johnson will only except excellence when it comes to her patient’s surgical outcomes and aims to provide a tailored experience to each one of her patients. After completing her cataract and refractive surgery fellowship at Schneider LASIK centers, Dr Schneider-Johnson will be joining our team as our newest attending surgeon. She is well on her way to becoming one of the top cataract and refractive surgeons in the country and will make a welcome addition to the Schneider LASIK family.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Schneider-Johnson has a passion for cooking that goes well beyond a hobby. She is a professionally trained chef and received her Diplôme in culinary arts from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu. She loves to wow her family and friends with her culinary prowess and when she is not in operating room, you will likely find her in the kitchen whipping up a delicious new experiment.