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Dr. Abbassi is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained vitreoretinal surgeon specializing in medical and surgical treatments of complex diseases of the retina and vitreous.

Raised in Germany, he relocated to California, with his family during his teenage years.  

He completed his M.D., and M.S. degree in Anatomy and Cellular Biology from Rush Medical College in Chicago earning several research awards.

He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, Davis, where he was also chief resident and actively involved in multiple research projects and medical missions abroad.

He pursued further specialization and fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the renowned University of Iowa, which is consistently ranked among the top-10 programs in the Country.

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Dr. Abbassi has served as a co-investigator on many national clinical trials, authored multiple publications, and presented at national and international meetings around the country.  He remains actively involved in clinical research with various academic institutions


The University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology Recognition of Excellence Award

William Hamlin Wilder, M.D. Endowed Scholarship in Ophthalmology

Richard Newton Lolley Memorial Scholarship for Vision Research

Sigma Xi Outstanding Research Presentation Award


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