Tarek S. Hassan, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology - Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine / Partner and Director of Vitreoretinal Training - Associated Retinal Consultants


Tarek S. Hassan, M.D. is Professor of Ophthalmology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Training Program and Senior Partner at Associated Retinal Consultants in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is the current President of the Retina Hall of Fame, Immediate Past President of the Retina World Congress (RWC), Past President of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), and Past President of the Foundation of the ASRS. He has been on the Founder’s Board, Executive Board, and Board of Directors of the RWC for the past 6 years. He served on the Executive Committee of both the ASRS and the Foundation of the ASRS for 12 years and was on the Board of Directors
of the ASRS for 22 years.

Dr. Hassan is a Founder and Director of the Retina Fellows Forum (22 years), Club Vit (24 years), and the Retina Hall of Fame (6 years). He has served as President of Club Vit for 24 years. He was Program Chairman for two ASRS Annual Meetings and two Retina Subspecialty
Day Meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Dr. Hassan has an active academic clinical practice in which he is extensively involved in both basic science and clinical vitreoretinal research studies. He has served as principal investigator or co-investigator in more than 150 national trials, notably in the areas of macular degeneration,
diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, and vitreoretinal surgery. He has authored and coauthored more than 230 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 9 books and book chapters for medical texts. He is Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases, as well as a
scientific reviewer for all the leading journals within ophthalmology and retina, and an editorial board member of several. He has been a leader in the areas of retinal detachment repair, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration, and has lectured extensively nationally and
internationally for many years, giving over 760 presentations on numerous retinal topics. He was awarded the AAO Achievement Award in 2003, the ASRS Senior Honor Award in 2004, and the AAO Senior Achievement Award in 2013. He has also been named to the “Best Doctors in America” listing every year since 2000 and was elected as an inaugural member of the Retina Hall of Fame in 2017. He is very committed to retina fellow education and has had the honor to train 54 clinical vitreoretinal fellows and nearly 30 international research fellows. He has founded or co-founded 6 medical device and/or educational companies and holds numerous United States government-issued patents.

Born in Houston, Texas, Dr. Hassan obtained his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received his ophthalmology residency training at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center prior to completing his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Associated Retinal Consultants/William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan


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