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

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Dr. Tara McCannel, the Director of the Ophthalmic Oncology Center at the Jules Stein Eye Institute of the David Geffen...   Read More

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      Dr. McCannel accepts 14 insurance carriers

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      14 Insurance Carriers 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
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      • Tricare
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      4.7 based on 14 responses
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology
      • Oncology
      • Ophthalmic Surgery
      • Retinal Diseases

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. McCannel'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... More

      • 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.

      • 0
        Sanctions

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

      • 0
        Board Actions

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      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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      Dr. McCannel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • 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.