Nicola G. Ghazi, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Eye Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Dr. Ghazi is an American Board Certified Ophthalmologist who subspecializes in ophthalmic pathology and vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Ghazi worked as an Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Prior to practicing in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Ghazi practiced in the US at The University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas.
Dr. Ghazi’s experience in both the US and Saudi Arabia has contributed to his diverse expertise in eye disease and surgery across various patient populations and disease presentations. His clinical and research work has contributed to innovations in the fields of retinal surgery, retinal imaging, and treatment of genetic retinal diseases. He was a Co-Investigator and then Principal Investigator of a clinical trial assessing gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa, a blinding hereditary retinal disease.
Dr. Ghazi earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed two residencies in Ophthalmology, the first at the American University of Beirut and the second at University of Virginia. Additionally, Dr. Ghazi completed fellowship trainings in eye pathology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Virginia, and medical retina at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital.