Tamer Mahmoud, MD

Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD

Ophthalmology Durham, NC

Associate Professor, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine

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  • 2100 Erwin Rd
    Durham, NC 27705
    Phone: (919) 684-8111


  • Dr. Mahmoud specializes in small gauge vitreoretinal surgery, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusion, macular degeneration, complex retinal detachment, intraocular implants, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, and vitreomacular traction. He has developed many surgical techniques and most recently the use of subretinal air to displace subretinal hemorrhage in macular degeneration. Dr. Mahmoud graduated Valedictorian from Ainshams University. He has been invited as a guest speaker at many lectures, besides being a consultant to the FDA. Dr. Mahmoud received the Edward K. Isbey, Jr., M.D. Resident Award for "Excellence in Clinical Care, Ethics, and Research", the Retina Research Foundation/"Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence" award from the ARVO, the "Senior Honor Award" from the American Society of Retina Specialists, the prestigious Robert A. Machemer research award from the Duke Eye Center, the "Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award" from the Kresge Eye Institute, and has been on the list of Best Doctors in America since 2009. He was the program director of the Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute in Michigan before coming back to Duke to join the retina faculty when the world renowned Brooks W. McCuen, MD retired. Wayne State University-Kresge Eye Institute established the "Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD endowed fellowship research award" in 2012. This award is bestowed yearly to the fellow presenting the best paper. Dr. Mahmoud is a co-founder of the Arab-African Society of Retina Specialists (AASRS), co-director of the yearly popular Mid-West Chicagoland retina update conference, and director of the Duke Surgical Rounds Courses launched at national and international conferences in 2013. He serves on the national Therapeutic Safety Committee (TSC) for monitoring of drugs and devices. Dr. Mahmoud founded the North Carolina Retina Club (NCRC) to allow interaction and collaboration between retina specialists in the state of North Carolina.

Dr. Mahmoud's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Ophthalmology: General Ophthalmology, Retinal
  • Clinical Interests: Vitrectomy; Postoperative Complications; Vitreous Body; Injections; Intraoperative Complications; Swine; Antihypertensive Agents; Capillary Permeability

Dr. Mahmoud's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Associate ProfessorDuke University Eye Center
    Durham, NC
  • Associate ProfessorKresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University
    Detroit, MI
    Director, Vitreoretinal Fellowship
  • Assistant ProfessorKresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University
    Detroit, MI
    Program Director, Vitreoretinal Fellowship
  • Clinical Associate, Vitreoretinal Surgery FellowDuke University Eye Center
    Durham, NC
  • Resident, OphthalmologyDuke University Eye Center
    Durham, NC
  • Intern, SurgeryDuke University Department of Surgery
    Durham, NC
  • Vitreoretinal research fellowshipDuke University Eye Center
    Durham, NC

Dr. Mahmoud's Education & Medical Training

  • Duke University HospitalDuke University HospitalResidency, Ophthalmology
  • Ain Shams University Faculty of MedicineAin Shams University Faculty of MedicineMedical School

Dr. Mahmoud's Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2005 - 2014
  • MI State Medical LicenseMI State Medical License2005 - 2015
  • NC State Medical LicenseNC State Medical License2003 - 2014
  • American Board of OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology

Dr. Mahmoud's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American Academy of OphthalmologyFellow (FAAO)American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Best DoctorsBest Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors
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Dr. Mahmoud's Publications & Presentations

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Dr. Mahmoud's Professional Memberships

  • FellowAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology - AAOFellow
  • MemberAmerican Society of Retina SpecialistsMember
  • MemberRetina SocietyMember
  • FounderArab African Society of Retina SpecialistsFounder
  • FounderNorth Carolina Retina ClubFounder
  • MemberUnited States Masters Swimming AssociationMember
  • MemberNorth Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and SurgeonsMember
  • MemberConnect NetworkMember
  • MemberAssociation of Research in Vision and OphthalmologyMember
  • MemberClub VitMember

Other Languages

  • Arabic, French

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • Providence Health System Preferred PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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