Tariq Qamar, M.D.

Dr. Qamar is a native of Newton, Kansas. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Kansas in Lawrence and his Medical Degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. Dr. Qamar interned in Internal Medicine at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

After residency, Dr. Qamar completed a mini-fellowship in refractive surgery (surgery designed to reduce dependence on glasses or contact lenses) with world-renown refractive surgeon Vance Thompson, M.D. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This fellowship included such procedures as radial keratotomy (RK), astigmatic keratotomy (AK), photo-refractive keratectomy (PRK), phakic intraocular lens implantation (phakic IOL) and laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK). He was Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in May of 2000.

Dr. Qamar has received numerous scholastic honors. He graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of Kansas and completed the College Honors Program. He was also named a Summerfield Scholar all four years and inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society. During medical school, he was twice awarded the School of Medicine Academic Scholarship and he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

In addition to specializing in LASIK vision correction, Dr. Qamar performs cataract surgery, laser and microsurgical treatment of glaucoma, eyelid surgery and general evaluations for most eye conditions.

With the addition of Dr. Qamar, the Hale-Qamar Cataract and LASIK Center can now offer general eye care services to you and your family members.

Curriculum Vitae

Office
Hale*Qamar Cataract & Lasik Center
9201 E. Mountain View, Suite #125
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 661-1600
Fax: (480) 661-1809

Licensure
Arizona

Undergraduate Degree
University of Kansas
BA in Biology — 1990

Medical School Degree
University of Kansas School of Medicine — 1994

Internship
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona 1994-95

Residency
University of Missouri in Columbia
Mason Eye Institute 1995-98

Mini-Fellowship in Refractive Surgery
Vance Thompson, M.D. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1998

Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology — May 2000

Professional Activities and Training

1997 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA
1998 International Society of Refractive Surgery New Orleans, LA
1999 VISX Certification Course at the University of S. Florida Tampa, FL
1999 C-LASIK Lamellar Refractive Surgery Course Miami, FL
1999 ISRS Summer World Refractive Surgery Symposium Miami, FL
1999 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Orlando, FL
2000-2005 VISX Certification Courses
  • Hyperopic Astigmatism Training Course — October 2000
  • Blend Zone with Variable Spot Scanning Training — Mar. 2001
  • LASIK for Hyperopia with or without Astigmatism  — May 2001
  • LASIK for Treatment of Mixed Astigmatism — 2001
  • Physician CustomVue™ Certification Course — June 2003
  • Integrating the VISX Fourier Wavefront Upgrade — Dec. 2004
  • CustomVue™ Hyperopia and Hyperopic Astigmatism — December 2004
  • CustomVue™ Mixed Astigmatism — May 2005
2001 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA
2002 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Orlando, FL
2002 VISX Custom C-CAP Course Orlando, FL
2005 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting Washington, D.C.

Professional Memberships
Alpha Omega Alpha
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Affiliations
Scottsdale Heathcare Hospital, Shea Campus
Scottsdale Heathcare Hospital, Osborn Campus
Scottsdale Eye Surgery Center
Scottsdale Laser Eye Center

Honors and Awards- University of Kansas
Graduated with Highest Distinction
Completed College Honors Program
Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society

Honors and Awards- University of Kansas School of Medicine
Academic Scholarship
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Publications

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - "Acute Disseminated Histoplasmosis with  Multifocal Choroiditis in a Child" L.D. Ormerod, T.U. Qamar, K. Toller, M.S. Cooperstock, C.W. Caldwell, J. Giangiacomo

Private Practice

Florida (May 1999 to August 2001)
Sight Foundation, P.A.
4750 N. Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Arizona (Nov. 2001 to present)
Hale*Qamar Cataract & Lasik Center
9201 E. Mountain View
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

     
 

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