Dr. Tara A. McCannel, PHD

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Dr. Tara A. McCannel, PHD

Ophthalmology | Female

UCLA JULES STEIN EYE INSTITUTE 200 Stein Plz Retina, Los Angeles, CA 90095 Get Directions
(310) 206-7484

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Dr. Tara McCannel, the Director of the Ophthalmic Oncology Center at the Jules Stein Eye Institute of the David Geffen...
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  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
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  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Retinal Diseases

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Floaters
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear

Procedures Performed

  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Toronto (Univ. Health Network)

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Toronto (Univ. Health Network)

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 2004

  • Other Education
    University Of Toronto

    Completed in 2006

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. McCannel's Care Philosophy

Dr. Tara McCannel, the Director of the Ophthalmic Oncology Center at the Jules Stein Eye Institute of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has conducted extensive research into the use of fine needle aspiration biopsies and intraocular silicone oil in the treatment of ocular melanomas. Beyond her research and clinical practice, Dr. Tara McCannel acts as Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology.