Bio


Dr. Ehsan Rahimy specializes in the medical and surgical management of diseases affecting the retina, with a clinical expertise in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular hole, macular pucker/epiretinal membranes, and uveitis.

Dr. Rahimy has authored well over 100 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, as well as other non-peer reviewed literature. He presents regularly at national and international ophthalmic meetings, having contributed over 200 conference abstracts.

He is passionate about the interplay between technology and medicine, and how ongoing advancements will transform healthcare delivery in the near future. Dr. Rahimy is frequently consulted for collaborative research endeavors and advises on numerous early stage companies involved in ophthalmology, telemedicine, A.I., and other medtech innovation.

Dr. Rahimy graduated with highest distinction from the University of Michigan, followed by receiving his medical degree, with high honors, at Baylor College of Medicine. During this time, he was one of a select few junior inductees into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society. He went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, recognized as one of the premier residency programs in the country, where he received the Pepose-Saltzman Young Investigator Research Award, Henry & Lilian Nesburn Research Award, and the Devgan Outstanding Surgical Resident Award. Afterwards, he pursued subspecialty training in vitreoretinal surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, considered the preeminent retinal fellowship program in the country, under the guidance and mentorship of many of the field's leaders. While there, he was awarded a Heed Fellowship, the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Award, and the William B. Tasman Outstanding Fellow Award.

Clinical Focus


  • Ophthalmology
  • Wet Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Edema
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinal Holes
  • Lens Subluxation
  • Complications of Cataract Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Retina Surgery

Honors & Awards


  • Distinguished Fellow Award, American Society of Retina Specialists (2021)
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2019)
  • Elected Member, Retina Society (2019)
  • Senior Honor Award, American Society of Retina Specialists (2019)
  • Top 50 Rising Stars in Ophthalmology, The Ophthalmologist (2017)
  • Honor Award, American Society of Retina Specialists (2016)
  • Physician Recognition Award as a Pioneer in Healthcare, PAFMG (2016)
  • William S. Tasman Outstanding Fellow Award – in recognition of teaching and mentorship, Wills Eye Hospital (2015)
  • Fellow, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation (2014)
  • Fellow, Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation (2014)
  • Devgan Outstanding Surgical Resident Award, top surgical performance in graduating residency class (2013)
  • Dr. Henry & Lilian Nesburn Award, for best annual research publication (2013)
  • Pepose-Saltzman Young Investigator Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) (2013)

Professional Education


  • Medical Education: Baylor College of Medicine (2009) TX
  • Fellowship: Wills Eye Hospital (2015) PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (2014)
  • Residency: UCLA Stein Eye Institute Ophthalmology Residency (2013) CA
  • Internship: Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Transitional Year (2010) MI