Dr. Firas M. Rahhal, M.D.

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Attending Physician, Ophthalmology

Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Areas of expertise

Medical and Surgical Management of the eye


Dr. Rahhal obtained his undergraduate education in B.A., Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, PA and his medical education from the University of Connecticut in Farmington, CT. After a year of internship in Internal Medicine at the UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Rahhal completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Cornell University/New York Hospital in Manhattan, NY. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal diseases and surgery and Uveitis at the UC San Diego, CA.

He has been associated with a large number of Medical Centers and Hospitals in the Los Angeles area and has been the chief of Ophthalmology of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA in addition to being an associate professor of Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA since 2002.


University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery & Uveitis: UC San Diego, CA
Ophthalmology: Cornell University Medical College/The New York Hospital, New York, NY
Internal Medicine: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Medical Degree


Honor award, American Society of Retina Specialists (2012)
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology, UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA (1994-1996)
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Cornell University Medical center, Manhattan, NY (1996-2001)
Director of Retina Clinic, Cornell University Medical Center, Manhattan, NY (1996-2001)
Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Limberg Eye Surgery. Inc., San Luis Obispo, CA (2001-2004)
Consultant, Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Pacific Eye Institute, Upland, CA (2004- )
Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine,
Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA (2002- )
Chief, Division of Ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA (2008- )
Member: Sigma Xi research Society
Member: American Diabetes Association
Member: The Retina Society
Member: American Board of Retina Specialists
Member: American Academy of Ophthalmology


Available on request