Ayham R. Skaf, M.D.
Ayham Rod Skaf, M.D., an associate of California Retina Associates, treats aberrant retinal disorders, and specializes in macular degeneration, retinal detachment, uveitis, macular hole and macular pucker. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Genetics. He continued at OSU’s College of Medicine, where he received his medical degree with honors. Dr. Skaf’s ophthalmology training included a residency at the Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, where he garnered a Surgical Vitreoretinal Fellowship.
In addition to serving as Chief Resident at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, IL, Dr. Skaf’s exemplary academic career has afforded him various honors, awards, and teaching opportunities. Additionally, he has published several articles on the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic disorders, one of which is “Surgical Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration” in Seminars in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Skaf believes that vision is the greatest gift of life, and has made preserving the vision of others his life’s work. He volunteers his medical and surgical skills to improve the welfare of patients worldwide. His leadership skills have proven extremely helpful in organizing events to benefit others. He volunteered to travel to Guatemala and perform various eye surgeries on Guatemalan patients in need of his surgical skills. He takes time to travel to Washington, D.C., to advocate for patients in the politics of medicine. He is fluent in English and Arabic.
Dr. Skaf is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Retina Specialists, the AAO Political Action Committee, the AAO Surgical Scope Fund, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. His hospital affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Skaf has been voted by his peers, both within his specialty and outside, as one of San Diego County’s Top Doctors by the San Diego County Medical Society for 2016.