Omar F. Almallah, M.D., FACS, FABES, FAAO Founder & Board Certified Ophthalmologist | Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, P.A. Dr. Omar F. Almallah is a distinguished ophthalmologist who has been practicing medicine for nearly thirty years. He is the founder of Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, P.A. where he specializes in treating cataracts and refractive surgery. Over the course of his career, Dr. Almallah has treated well over twenty thousand cases of cataracts and garnered a reputation for his expert and compassionate patient care in New Jersey's Ocean and Monmouth Counties. With offices in Brick, Toms River, Marlboro, and Barnegat, Dr. Almallah is an internationally recognized ocular surgeon and was named Doctor of the Month byThe American Board of Eye Surgery in 2003. In his words: "Both of my parents were surgeons, and they guided me towards ophthalmology. My dad was a general surgeon and my mother was an obstetrician/gynecologist, but they knew that my interest was in optics. I used to be a photographer, and I have always been interested in technology, so they said ophthalmology was perfect for me. They were right, it is." Dr. Almallah attended the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in science and thenwent on to Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, graduating with his M.D. in 1991. He then completed his internship at Bryn Mawr Hospital before returning to Temple University to complete his residency in ophthalmology, where he was ranked number one out of five hundred applicants for one of three coveted training positions. He was Chief Resident during his senior year at Temple University Hospital, and shortly thereafter received his certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgeons. A highly skilled ophthalmic and refractive surgeon, Dr. Almallah is an experienced provider of Lasik, as well as various other cutting edge ophthalmological procedures and comprehensive eye care. Licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey, he is afliated with Community Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Almallah is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology (FAAO), a member of the Healthgrades Honor Roll, and a recipient of e American Board of Eye Surgery Doctor of the Month Award. Additionally, he is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) who recently invited him to their annual conference in Los Angeles to moderate a panel of highly regarded surgeons in a discussion of groundbreaking research in the field of presbyopia as well as teach skills transfer sessions to other surgeons from around the world. As a leader in his specialty, Dr. Almallah takes care to bring his artistic eye for detail to each procedure he performs. He utilizes his expertise to guide patients every step of the way, educating them on their particular situation and helping them choose the most effective treatment plan moving forward. Discussing the ever-evolving nature of his field, he says: With a wealth of expertise in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Almallah has published articles in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Ocular Surgery News, Review of Ophthalmology, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, and the trade publication Eye World. A frequent lecturer on complicated surgical problems, Dr. Almallah has spoken at major industry meetings both nationally and internationally. He is also a host on the bulletin board entitled "Ask Lasik Doctor", where he has the opportunity to interact directly with patients, o ering them answers to all of their Lasik surgery questions. With nearly three decades of experience behind him, Dr. Almallah thoroughly enjoys his patient-oriented practice and intends to continue passionately treating patients for many years to come. When he's not working, Dr. Almallah enjoys boating, photography, and ballroom dancing with his wife.
Dr. Almallah's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Almallah's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Bags Under Eyes
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blind Hypotensive Eye
Cataract, Crystalline Aculeiform or Frosted
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Diabetic Eye Disease
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Ectropion of Eyelid
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Myopia, Infantile Severe
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wrong Power Intraocular Lens
Cataract Removal Surgery
Contact Lens Exams
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Diabetes Eye Care
Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
Laser Cataract Surgery
Multifocal Contact Lens Treatment
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
Retina and Vitreous Surgery
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New Jersey.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Pittsburgh
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
Temple University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1985
Bryn Mawr Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
The American Board of Eye Surgery's Doctor of the Month, 2003
Media & Publications
Dr. Almallah has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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