Dr. Tara McCannel, PHD

Dr. Tara McCannel, PHD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 45
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Tara McCannel, PHD is an ophthalmology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in ophthalmology, oncology, and more.

200 Stein Plz Retina

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. McCannel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diabetic Retinopathy
more than 5% of peers
Macular Hole
more than 5% of peers
Vitreoretinal Surgery
more than 5% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McCannel "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."


  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

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


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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Toronto (Univ. Health Network)
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Toronto (Univ. Health Network)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Toronto
    Other Education | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McCannel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McCannel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McCannel to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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Dr. McCannel's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in El Paso, TX
I came to Dr McCannel for a second opinion after being seen at MD Anderson for Chorroid Melanoma and I decided to stay for treatment with her. The best decision I have made. She is brilliant!
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