Dr. Rehan Hussain was born and raised in the South Suburbs of Chicago. After graduating with the Valedictorian award from Homewood-Flossmoor High School, he entered an accelerated 7-year BA/MD program at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. While there, he was part of the University Honors Program and was selected into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. During medical school at GW, he was selected as a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Hussain returned to the Midwest to complete his general ophthalmology residency training at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was chosen by his peers to serve as Chief Resident and won the Merril Grayson Leadership Award. He completed two fellowships in ophthalmic pathology and vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which has been consistently recognized as the nation’s #1 ranked eye hospital over the past three decades.
Dr. Hussain is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has presented retina-related research and surgical videos at numerous national meetings. He has authored over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks pertaining to ophthalmology and retinal disease. In joining Retina Associates, he is excited to continue involvement in clinical trials evaluating new therapeutics for retinal disease.
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, weight training, and cheering for the Chicago Bears and Bulls. He is fluent in English and Spanish.