Saba K. Al-Hashimi, MD
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Saba K. Al-Hashimi, MD

  • Cornea and External Diseases
Average rating: 4.9
| 322 ratings
 
Doris Stein Eye Research Center | 200 Stein Plaza Doris Stein 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90095

About

Dr. Al-Hashimi received his undergraduate training in Biologic Science at the University of California, Irvine where he graduated with honors. He went to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, finishing at the top of his class and being elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

During his ophthalmology residency at the Boston University Medical Center, his interest in cornea and refractive surgery grew. He pursued additional training at UCLA's Stein Eye Institute, where he received specialized training in cutting-edge laser refractive surgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and anterior surface ocular disease management.

Dr. Al-Hashimi currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in the Cornea Division. His activities include laser refractive surgery (LASIK, SMILE and PRK), femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), corneal transplantation (including PKP, DALK, DSAEK and DMEK), and the surgical management of a variety of ocular surface diseases.

His research interests include keratoconus and dry eye. Dr. Al-Hashimi performs corneal crosslinking and he helped launch a dry eye clinic that specializes in the latest diagnostic and treatment modalities.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2018

Fellowship

Cornea-External Ocular Disease & Refractive Surger, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2017

Residency

Ophthalmology, Boston University Medical Center, 2016

Internship

Internal Medicine, UCLA-Olive View Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2013

Degree

MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2012

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2020 - 2024

Locations

UCLA Doris Stein Eye Research Center

San Fernando Valley

UCLA Stein Eye Center Calabasas

Comprehensive Ophthalmology| Optometry| Cataract and Refractive Disease +6 more specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare

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Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2020 - 2024