Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD joined Associated Retinal Consultants/Beaumont hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan in September 2017 and is a professor of Ophthalmology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the program director of the vitreoretinal fellowship. He moved from North Carolina where he was the program director of the vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Duke University Eye center and a tenured associate professor at Duke. He has developed many surgical techniques including the use of subretinal air to displace submacular hemorrhage and developed and performed the first human. autologous retinal transplantation. He also introduced chandelier buckles to the United States and developed the ILM retracting door technique for macular holes.
In 2019, he developed the Nanovitreoretinal Surgery Platform. In 2021, he described the inaccurate measurement that confound the study of myopic macular holes.
Dr. Mahmoud graduated Valedictorian from Ainshams University, finished his internship, residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at the Duke University Eye Center. He 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, 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.
Dr. Mahmoud has been on the list of Best Doctors in America since 2009 and Castle Connolly Top Doctors in Ophthalmology. He was the program director of the Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute in Michigan before moving back to Duke in 2011 to join the retina faculty. Wayne State University- Kresge Eye Institute established the “Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD endowed fellowship research award” in 2012. This award is bestowed yearly to the fellow presenting the best paper.
Dr. Mahmoud is the founder of the Duke Surgical Rounds Courses launched at national and international conferences in 2013. He served on the national Therapeutic Safety Committee (TSC) for monitoring of drugs and devices, and founded the North Carolina Retina Club (NCRC) in 2012 to allow interaction and collaboration between retina specialists in the state of North Carolina.