Education

Fellowship
Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2004
Residency
Ophthalmology, Toronto Hospital - Western Division, 2001
Internship
Medicine/Surgical, Toronto Hospital - Western Division, 1997
Degree
MD, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 1996
Degree
PhD, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

State License

A87675
  • About Me

    About Me

    Tara McCannel, M.D., Ph.D., the Director of the Ophthalmic Oncology Center at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is a leader in the field of ophthalmology and diseases of the retina and vitreous. She has pioneered new surgical treatment strategies in ocular melanoma that are both vision-saving and that provide patients with more knowledge about their cancer. Dr. McCannel belongs to a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Association of Ocular Oncology, the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists. She is also a member of both the prestigious Retina and Macula Societies.

    Dr. Tara McCannel earned her doctor of medicine degree at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. She also completed her internship and a four-year residency in ophthalmology at the University of Toronto's Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences. Dr. McCannel was named Chief Resident in Ophthalmology and matriculated in the University’s Clinician Investigator Program, from which she earned her Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Graduate Studies, in the field of molecular biology. Before being recruited to UCLA, she completed a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.

    Throughout her academic career, Dr. Tara McCannel has garnered recognition for her superior scholarship and achievement. Since receiving her doctorate, she has been awarded several research grants. Dr. Tara McCannel sits on the editorial board and serves as a reviewer for more than a dozen medical journals, in addition to her medical and surgical responsibilities to her patients at UCLA.

  • Locations
    Address
    200 Stein Plaza
    1st Floor
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-206-7484
    Address
    1807 Wilshire Blvd
    Suite 203
    Santa Monica, California 90503
    Phone
    310-829-0160
    Fax
    310-829-0170
  • Education

    Education

    Fellowship
    Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2004
    Residency
    Ophthalmology, Toronto Hospital - Western Division, 2001
    Internship
    Medicine/Surgical, Toronto Hospital - Western Division, 1997
    Degree
    MD, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 1996
    Degree
    PhD, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
  • Clinical Interests
    • Clinical Trials
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Floaters
    • Oncology
    • Orbital Tumor
    • Retina
    • Retinal Detachment
  • Research

    Research Interests

    Retinal diseases, ocular melanoma

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