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Jeffrey J. Tan, M.D.

“The single most important goal, at all times, is to provide the best possible care to my patients. I want my patients to feel cared for and confident that they'll receive the best medical and surgical treatment. I want my patients to feel like they're a part of the family at our offices and surgery centers.”


Dr. Jeffrey J. Tan is a board-certified retina specialist with particular interest in treating vitreoretinal diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachments, uveitis and more. Dr. Tan has emerged as a leader within the vitreoretinal community of Southern California and beyond. He is an accomplished novelist, has published numerous articles in medical journals, and has earned several prestigious awards including the Vit-Buckle Society Best Fellow Surgical Award two years in a row. Additionally, he was honored with multiple awards for research and academic excellence during his Fellowship at USC Roskie Eye Institute and Residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Tan is fluent in Mandarin and speaks medical Spanish and looks forward to providing his patients with individualized and compassionate care.


  • College
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of California, Berkley, Haas School of Business Berkeley, California
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Internship
    Transitional Internship, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, California
    ( 2011-2012)
  • Residency
    Ophthalmology Residency, SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York
    (2012-2015). See related honors in the awards section.
  • Fellowship
    Vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery, USC Roski Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Chinese American Medical Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • 2018 Storey PP, Tan JJ, Rayess N, Rao NA. Bilateral Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Vitreous Opacities and Epiretinal Membrane in Gaucher Disease. Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases. 2018 Jun 7.
  • 2017 Storey PP, Tan JJ, Aziz HA, Lee O, Do J, Wong B, Ter-Zakarian A, Rodger DC, Rao NA. Early versus late immunomodulatory therapy in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Journal of Ophthalmic Science. 2017 1(4).
  • 2017 Tan JJ, Cai CL, Shrier EM, McNally L, Lazzaro DR, Aranda JV, Beharry KD. Ocular Adverse Effects of Intravitreal Bevacizumab Are Potentiated by Intermittent Hypoxia in a Rat Model of Oxygen-Induced Retinopathy. J Ophthalmol. 2017:4353129.
  • 2017 Valencia AM, Cai CL, Tan J, Duggan TJ, Valencia GB, Arand JV, Beharry KD. Intravitreal bevacizumab alters type IV collagenases and exacerbates arrested alveologenesis in the neonatal rat lungs. Exp Lung Res. 2017 Apr;43(3):120-133.
  • 2016 Tan JJ, George MS, Olmos LC. The Bandage Lens Technique: A Novel Method to Improve Intraoperative Visualization and Fluidic Stabilization during Vitrectomy in Cases of Penetrating Ocular Trauma. Retina. 2016 May 9.
  • 2015 Tan JJ, Melendez ML. Pediatric persistent nephrogram without contrast-induced nephropathy after trauma. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Nephrology. 2015 1(1).
  • 2015 Tan JJ, Narang S, Purewal B, Langer PD, Blaydon S, Schwarcz RM, McCormick SA, Kim JY, Walrath JD, Burt BO, Shinder R. Extranodal Rosai-Dorfman Disease of the Orbit: Clinical Features of 8 Cases. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov 11.
  • 2014 Tan JJ, Hassoun A, Elmalem VI. Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis With Ophthalmic Manifestations in 18-Year-Olds on Oral Contraceptives. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 May 6;53(9):826-830.
  • 2011 Chang DF, Tan JJ, Tripodis Y. Risk Factors Among Cataract Patients For Steroid Response. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Apr;37(4):675-81.
    Selected and Evaluated by Faculty of 1000.
  • 2009 Sanchez-Mejia RO, McDermott MW, Tan J, Kim H, Young WL, Lawton MT. Radiosurgery facilitates resection of brain arteriovenous malformations and reduces surgical morbidity. Neurosurgery. 2009 Feb;64(2):231-8.
  • 2008 Lawton MT, Sanchez-Mejia RO, Pham D, Tan J, Halbach VV. Tentorial dural arteriovenous fistulae: operative strategies and microsurgical results for six types. Neurosurgery. 2008 Mar;62(3 Suppl 1):110-24.

Awards and Achievements

  • Vit-Buckle Society Best Fellow Surgical Video/CONNECT Network Grant (2017)
  • Vit-Buckle Society Best Fellow Surgical Video/CONNECT Network Grant (2016)
  • Richard C. Troutman, MD Award for Academic Excellence in Ophthalmology
  • Graduated top of the class with the highest cumulative OKAP scores, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2015)
  • Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO)/Research to Prevent Blindness- Resident and Fellow Research Forum Award Winner (2015)
  • SUNY Downstate Annual Research Travel Award (2015)
  • Kings County Hospital Center Resident of the Year Award (2015)
  • Administrative Chief Resident — SUNY Downstate Department of Ophthalmology (2014-2015)
  • First resident to implant multifocal intraocular lens (Alcon AcrySof IQ ReSTOR) at Kings County Hospital Center (2014)

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