- The Gary Abrams, M.D. Lectureship
April 18, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
“The Road to the Autologous Retinal Transplant.
Imaging and Procedures for VMT and Macular Holes”
Approved for 1 CME Credit
Tamer Mahmoud, M.D., Ph.D. finished his residency and fellowship at Duke. He has developed many surgical techniques over the years, namely the use of subretinal air to displace submacular hemorrhage in 2012, performed the first human autologous retinal transplantation in 2015, developed the retracting ILM door technique for macular holes, and introduced chandelier buckles to the US in 2011.
Dr. Mahmoud received the Edward K. Isbey, Jr., M.D. Resident Award for “Excellence in Clinical Care, Ethics, and Research” from the Duke Eye Center, the Retina Research Foundation/”Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence” award from ARVO, the “Senior Honor Award” from the American Society of Retina Specialists, the “Achievement Award” from the AAO. He also received the prestigious Robert A. Machemer research award from the Duke Eye Center, the “Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award” from the Kresge Eye Institute and the “Golden Globe Award” for residents’ education from the Duke Eye Center, beside many international awards, and was the fellowship program director at Kresge and at Duke.
Dr. Mahmoud is a co-founder of the Arab-African Society of Retina Specialists, and founder of many surgical courses at national and international conferences. He served on the national Therapeutic Safety Committee (TSC) for monitoring of drugs and devices from 2011-2015, and founded the North Carolina Retina Club (NCRC) in 2012 to allow interaction and collaboration between retina specialists in the state of North Carolina.
After a tenure at Duke, he moved in the summer of 2017 back to Michigan, joined ARC in Royal Oak, and Beaumont hospital, and is a professor of Ophthalmology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.