Meet Dr. Ebrahim

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Shehab A. Ebrahim, M.D. of THE RETINA INSTITUTE
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Dr. Ebrahim with an attendee at the American Diabetes Association Public Seminar at THE RETINA INSTITUTE, May 2015
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Shehab A. Ebrahim, M.D. of THE RETINA INSTITUTE

Dr. Ebrahim is a Vitreo-Retinal Micro-Surgeon. See a bit of his background below:

  • Born in Baltimore and grew up in New Orleans, graduating from Jesuit High School.
  • College degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. (4 years)
  • M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. (4 years)
  • Worked in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Dr. Carleton Gadjusek at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) while in Washington, DC.
  • Intern of the Year award in Internal Medicine. (1 year)
  • Ophthalmology degree from Tulane University, earning three annual awards for his research. (3 years)
  • Chief Fellow of Vitreo-Retinal Micro-Surgery while obtaining his Retinal Surgery degree from Dr. G. Peyman. Dr. Peyman is the most published retinal specialist in the history of the field, co-creator of the field of vitreo-retinal micro-surgery, a White House honored medical innovator, and a revered member of the Ophthalmology Hall of Fame. Dr. Ebrahim is proud to have served as his Chief Fellow. (2 years)
  • Board Certified since 2004.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at the Tulane University School of Medicine since 2003.
  • Dr. Ebrahim’s work is published in ophthalmic and retinal journals and a defining medical textbook.
  • Published member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
  • Member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
  • On the Board of Directors of The American Diabetes Association (ADA Louisiana), and formerly that of Lighthouse Louisiana.

In 2005, Dr. Ebrahim founded THE RETINA INSTITUTE with a mission to deliver the most advanced retinal eye care with his personal commitment to each patient. He is proud to have successfully served thousands of patients from New Orleans and across the nation.