Saba K. Al-Hashimi, MD

Saba K. Al-Hashimi, MD

Uveitis| Cornea and External Diseases
Primary Location
UCLA Stein Eye Institute
100 Stein Plaza
Floor 1
Los Angeles, California 90095


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.


Medical Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2018


UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2017


Boston University Medical Center, 2016


UCLA-Olive View Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2013


Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, MD, 2012

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2021
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2020