Dara Koozekanani, MD, PhD

Dara Koozekanani, MD, PhD


Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

I believe in forming a cooperative partnership with my patients to deliver high-quality eye care.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Application and Development of Imaging Technologies
  • Retinal Diseases Including Diabetes, Macular Degeneration, Ocular Tumors, Surgical Eye Conditions, and Hereditary Degenerations

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


  • University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI


  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Recognition and Leadership


  • The Whitaker Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, The Whitaker Foundation (1995-2001)
  • Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship, Ohio State University (1997-2003)
  • First Prize for Graduate Student Research, Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology Research Symposium (2000-2001)

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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