Farhad Safi, M.D.

Retina Specialist

Farhad Safi, M.D., Retina Specialist

Dr. Farhad Safi received his Bachelors of Science degree with distinction in biology with a concentration in cell and molecular biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He then became commissioned as an Army officer and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree with clinical Honors from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. After graduating from medical school he stayed in Washington to complete a transitional internship and ophthalmology residency at the flagship of Army medicine, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he was involved in the care of our service members who sustained serious traumatic eye injuries in the operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Dr. Safi then completed a two-year surgical retina fellowship at the top-ranked University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he learned advanced, complex vitreoretinal surgical techniques. He was then stationed at Tripler Army Medical Center where he served as a vitreoretinal surgeon and chief of ophthalmology service. While serving at Tripler, he was able to augment his medical and surgical volume by working part-time at a civilian private practice, the Retina Institute of Hawaii, where he was able to perform over 4000 complex surgical procedures in addition to taking care of thousands of patients with ocular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, retinal detachments, epiretinal membranes, dislocated intraocular lenses, etc.


Army Commendation Medal x 2
Army Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal


American Society of Retina Specialists
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
Society of Military Ophthalmologists
Hawaii Ophthalmologic Society

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