Tarek Alasil, MD

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Dr. Alasil received his medical degree from Aleppo University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Hospital, followed by full residency at Loma Linda University, and is board-certified in internal medicine. He conducted glaucoma research at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary followed by a retina research fellowship in optical coherence tomography imaging at the New England Eye Center and Tufts University.

Dr. Alasil completed his ophthalmology residency training at Yale University and joined the Retina Institute of California for his retina fellowship. Dr. Alasil was part of the team who innovated en face imaging using swept source optical coherence tomography technology in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His main research interests focus on polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, diabetic retinopathy and diabetic choroidopathy. He has written over 35 original peer-reviewed articles, major reviews,case reports, and book reviews. He has presented his work at national and international meetings including the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology(AAO). He won the best poster award at AAO and the ASCRS excellence in residency award. He was granted a travel grant to present his work on diabetic choroidopathy at Asia ARVO meeting in Yokohama, Japan, and he was invited to speak at the Rabb-Venable excellence in research program. He served as one of the advocacy ambassadors to the AAO midyear forum in Washington, DC.

He is currently married and has two young children. On his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family. He has a great interest in traveling around the world.

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