Ali Tabassian, M.D., Ph.D.

Ali Tabassian, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Tabassian specializes in ophthalmology, specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of retina and vitreous diseases.


Dr. Ali Tabassian returned to Richmond in 1996 after his internship, and became an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Virginia. Since establishing the Retina Institute of Virginia, PLLC, Dr. Tabassian has continued to be active in teaching at the Medical College of Virginia. He is a fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an active member of the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology and Vitreous Society.


Dr. Tabassian's areas of expertise include retinal detachments, retinal vascular diseases, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.


Dr. Tabassian received a Bachelor of Science and a Ph.D. with honors from George Washington University. He earned his M.D. with honors at the Medical College of Virginia. After his internship, Dr. Tabassian returned to the Medical College of Virginia for residency in ophthalmology. A fellowship in vitreo-retinal diseases at the prestigious University of Iowa followed. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.


Dr. Tabassian lives in Richmond with his wife and three children.


2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 Patient Choice Award

Retina Institute of Virginia
8720 Stony Point Pkwy
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 644-7478
Fax: (804) 644-8224

Retina Institute of Virginia
Fredericksburg Location

1671 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 103
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: (540) 368-5230
Fax: (540) 368-5233

Retina Institute of Virginia


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