Mohammad "Mo" Dahrouj, MD, PhD, a second-year clinical vitreoretinal fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear, has been awarded the 2020 Retina Patient Care Award. The award is presented to a clinical fellow who demonstrates a superior commitment to caring for patients during the course of the year. Not awarded annually, this accolade is only given when the retina faculty determine that a fellow’s performance warrants this special recognition.
“Dr. Dahrouj works tirelessly as a vitreoretinal fellow to ensure the highest standard of care and communication for both his supervising faculty physicians, and more importantly the ophthalmology patients,” said John B. Miller, MD, Associate Director, Vitreoretinal Fellowship. “He has an easy going and welcoming approach to patient care that readily gains the patient trust. He will frequently do follow-up phone calls with patients after hours to further address patient concerns or questions prior to surgery.”
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, he often volunteered to take extra call or clinic coverage to help reduce the workload and possible exposure to the virus of his co-fellows,” continued Dr. Miller. “Dr. Dahrouj is exactly the type of fellow that patients, staff, trainees, and faculty are thankful to have as a physician and colleague.”
Dr. Dahrouj completed his residency training at Harvard Ophthalmology. In addition to his dedication to providing exceptional patient care, he is actively involved in research, and is a past recipient of the Gragoudas-Folkman Award for research at Mass. Eye and Ear on diabetic retinopathy.