Dr. Hassan has an active clinical and academic practice. He is extensively involved in both basic science and clinical vitreoretinal research studies, and has served as principal investigator or co-investigator in more than 100 national trials, notably in the areas of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, and vitreoretinal surgery. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 8 books or book chapters for medical texts. He is a scientific reviewer for all the leading journals within ophthalmology and retina, and on the editorial board of several. He has been a leader in the areas of retinal detachment repair, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration, and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally for many years, giving 530 presentations on these topics. He was awarded the AAO Achievement Award in 2003, the ASRS Senior Honor Award in 2004, and the AAO Senior Achievement Award in 2013. He has also been named to the “Best Doctors in America” listing every year since 2000. He is very committed to retina fellow education and has had the honor to train 38 clinical vitreoretinal fellows and over 25 international research fellows.
Born in Houston, Texas, Dr. Hassan pursued his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He stayed at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center to complete his ophthalmology residency prior to completing his vitreoretinal fellowship at Associated Retinal Consultants/William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.