Ahmed Alkaliby, M.D., Ph.D.




Retina Vitreous Associates

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Getting to Know Dr. Alkaliby

Ahmed Alkaliby, M.D, Ph.D.,is an ophthalmologist specialized in medical and surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and retinal detachment. He has special interests in pediatric and adult vitreoretinal trauma, complex retinal detachment, ocular oncology, uveitis, and macular disease. A highly accomplished surgeon and scholar, Dr. Alkaliby has authored a number of books and book chapters on retinal surgery and other vitreoretinal topics. He has also served as ophthalmology journal peer reviewer and book reviewer. Dr. Alkaliby has lectured as a visiting professor at a number of national and international universities and has made numerous presentations to his peers at ophthalmological meetings and conventions.

Dr. Alkaliby is involved in many clinical trials including stem cell therapy for retinitis pigmentosa and degenerative retinal conditions. In addition, he has ongoing research including macular degeneration, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in retinal imaging.

Dr. Alkaliby has received numerous honors and awards and has served on medical mission trips in Africa. He continues to serve on the Medical Committee of Resala Charity Organization which provides families with medical care. In his free time, Dr. Alkaliby enjoys cooking, tennis, surgical instrument design, and 3D printing.

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  • Education & Training
  • Memberships & Affiliations
  • Honors & Awards

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Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
    Tanta University, Egypt
  • Doctor of Medicine
    Tanta University, Egypt
  • Internship
    Tanta University General Hospital, Tanta, Egypt
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    International Eye Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
    Tanta University Eye Hospital, Tanta, Egypt
  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship
    University of California, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, Irvine, CA
    Tanta University Eye Hospital, Tanta, Egypt
  • Fellowship
    International Council of Ophthalmology, Geneva, Switzerland
    Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Glasgow, Member
    Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Member
    Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona) – Visiting Fellow
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Vit Buckle Society (VBS), Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Member
  • American Retina Forum International Retinal Imaging Society (IntRIS), Member
  • American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Member
  • European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA), Member
  • European VitreoRetinal Society (EVRS), Member
  • Heidelberg Engineering Academy, Member
  • Topcon International University, Member
  • Novartis Academy, Member
  • Zeiss Academy MED, Member
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), Member
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Member
  • Egyptian Society of Ophthalmology (EOS), Member
  • Egyptian Society of Vireo-Retinal Surgery (EGVRS), Member
Honors & Awards
  • APAO Diamond Jubilee Travel Grant 2021
  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Best Poster Award 2020
  • International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) MERIT award 2019
  • Women in Retina (WinR) Award – ASRS 2019
  • AAO annual meeting Travel Grant – ASRS 2019
  • EURETINA – European Society of Retina Specialists Travel and Observership Grant 2018
  • Award for Excellence in Academic Career – ranked 1st Ophthalmology MSc. 2016 Environmental Development Sector, Tanta University
  • Community Service Award 2014-2016 Chief Resident 2015- 2016
  • Highest Score in Ophthalmology Residency Program Exams 2016
  • Tanta Medical School Honor Society 2013
  • Distinguished College Scholar – Ranked 1st of class 2011 National High Schools best achievement Honor – Ranked of top 4% of the whole nation 2005

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