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Ehsan Rahimy

The Power List 2017


Ehsan Rahimy

Surgical and Medical Vitreoretinal Specialist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, SAN CARLOS AND PALO ALTO, CA, USA


Rahimy has extensive experience researching medical and surgical diseases of the retina. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications, has contributed to more than 100 abstracts presented at national and international ophthalmic meetings, and has numerous first-authored book chapters as well as other non-peer reviewed articles. His research interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, novel retinal imaging platforms, and telemedicine in ophthalmology. He has a particular interest in the interplay between technology and medicine, notably with emerging AI and deep learning platforms, and how ongoing advancements and further integration will transform healthcare delivery in the future. In his spare time, he enjoys playing recreational sports and staying active outdoors in the San Francisco Bay Area.


One nominator said: “Ehsan is fresh out of fellowship but already a respected voice in the field of vitreoretinal surgery with nearly a hundred publications and book chapters as well as countless lectures and presentations to his name. His clinical acumen is unmatched for an ophthalmologist at his level of training, and colleagues often consult him on difficult and challenging cases from around the country. He reserves time for education as well, traveling the country to prepare residents for their in-service examinations. He undoubtedly will be one of the big names in retina, ophthalmology, and beyond in the years to come.”


Part of the Power List 2017

Top 50 rising stars

Thanks to the demographics of the developed world, the future of eyecare looks like it will be one of limited resources and rising patient burden.

So who will lead ophthalmology over the next few decades and shape its future? To find out, we asked you, our readers, to vote for ophthalmology’s Top 50 rising stars… and here they are.

Welcome to the 2017 Power List.

In 2018, The Ophthalmologist will be recognising the Top 100 pioneers and game-changers in the field of ophthalmology.

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