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Tara McCannel, M.D.
Tara McCannel, M.D.

Specialty:

Ophthalmology

General Information:

Gender:
Female
Language(s):
English

Affiliation(s):

Assistant Professor in Residence and Co-Director, Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Ophthalmic Oncology Center
Member, JCCC Community

Hospital Affiliation(s):

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Education:

Fellowship:
Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2002 - 2004
Residency:
Ophthalmology, Toronto Hospital - Western Division, 1997 - 2001
Internship:
Medicine/Surgical, Toronto Hospital - Western Division, 1996 - 1997
Medical Degree:
M.D., University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 1996

Certification(s):

Medical Board Certification(s):
Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2003

Contact Information:

Retina and Ophthalmic Oncology:
(310) 206-7484 Information and referral
Phone:
(310) 206-7484
Email:

Practice Information:

Clinical Interest(s):
Ocular Oncology
Oncology
Orbital Tumor
Retina
Retinal Detachment
Trauma

Scientific Interest(s):

Choroidal melanoma metastasis is central to Dr. Tara McCannel’s research focus. She believes that investigating molecular and cytogenetic tumor markers predictive of metastasis, determining screening modalities for metastasis using combined positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and surveying ocular status of patients in immunotherapy trials for cutaneous melanoma metastasis are important to shift the emphasis of this cancer from a local to a systemic condition.