Safa Rahmani, MD

Safa Rahmani, MD

4.9 
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Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Primary Specialty

Ophthalmology

Secondary Specialty

  • Surgical Retina

Insurance

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Genetic Disorders/Hereditary Retinal Disease
  • Hereditary Retinal Disorders
  • Intravitreal Injections
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Detachment Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinoblastoma

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 2011
Internship:
University of Chicago (NorthShore) - 2012
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2015
Fellowships:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School - 2017

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Alignment Category:
Independent Practitioner
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

233 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

yes, she is a great doctor and I appreciated being her patient.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

She is a professional that cares for her patients

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March 09, 2022

5.0

She is very good and professional, I like how she EXPLAINS you're results on any exray or any other thing they do to you.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

SIEMPRE AMABLE EN SU TRATO CONMIGO, INDICACIONES MUY PRECISAS EN MI RECUPERACION, RESPUESTAS MUY CLARAS A MIS DUDAS. MUY CONFIABLE.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

She was great! Dr. Rahmani took time to explain everything that was going on with my vision. She took the time to not only view my films, but she explained to me what she was seeing and what it possibly meant. That resulted in additional views with contrast and she asked if I'd like to handle that today, which I really appreciate. Dr. Rahmani has a great bedside manner.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and willingness to address questions and concerns.

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February 21, 2022

4.0

she is knowledgeable and answers my questions

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Great surgeon and a wonderful person.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

I always feel like the Dr is listening to me. I also am glad she answers all my questions.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

I appreciate her thorough consideration of my issues and her consistency in providing answers and cautions that are well.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

takes time to answer questions.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Rahmani appears to truly care about her patients She is knowledgeable and caring. Very thorough

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Rahmani is very thorough and explains everything so that I understand.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

I appreciate the time she spends with me, and how she explains my particular situation using the recently taken images.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Caring attitude, thorough review in partnership with staff

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January 18, 2022

4.0

She seems very knowledgeable.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Kind - so important to me. Smart - but did not talk down to me. Involved the resident - good for future! Available - let me know how to reach her.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Rahmani saved my vision after detached retina. She has worked a miracle! I feel completely confident that if it can be done, she can do it.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Rahmani is extremely thorough and sensitive to the patients feelings towards treatment.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

She took the time to examine me and explained the results well.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

She is wonderful. Takes time to review my condition, explains everything so I can understand.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Highly competant and personable.

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January 01, 2022

5.0

She was nice and informative.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

I feel completely confident in the care I’m receiving from Dr Rahmani and her staff.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Dr is caring and knowledgeable Very informative.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Blessed Hands of Care

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December 03, 2021

5.0

She’s always kind and very thorough.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

The team set up a process that makes sure the condition of my eye is well understood. I really appreciated the original surgeon Dr Chen stopping by to check on me.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Compassionate care. Dr. Explains everything thoroughly and doesn’t rush

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Explained current status of eye condition and steps to achieve full recovery.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

She is wonderful and great to speak with.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Very professional

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Great communicator and highly regarded

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November 07, 2021

5.0

She was able to repair my torn retina in the office avoiding surgery.

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Rahmani and the Fellow who examined me before I saw Dr. Rahmani both communicated their conclusions and recommendations very clearly and answered my questions. Both were respectful, kind, and earned my confidence.

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November 02, 2021

4.0

She really works with us to come up with a workable plan.

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October 31, 2021

5.0

I feel well taken care

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October 25, 2021

5.0

very professional

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October 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Rahmani is efficient and down to business. I believe she is The best doctor for my ailment

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October 23, 2021

5.0

Attentive and direct with great quality of care.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

She is a true doctor who has great ethical behavior as well as very honest.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

Highly knowledgeable

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Because she was very nice and good at what she was practicing.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Explained in detail my results. I felt she was knowledgeable in my rare disease.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

Always a great balance of professionalism and caring.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

She is very kind and smart and happy to be around and I feel totally confident in her care.

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Very Professional Staff

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Excellent job

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September 09, 2021

5.0

She's a super doctor.I am very happy to have her as my physician.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

very warm and friendly. explained the condition i had so i could understand

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Very nice comphensive knowlogeable

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Good service

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Trust her expertise. Her strong communication skills.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Rahmani is an extraordinary doctor and human being. She is fiercely dedicated to her patients' well being and goes above and beyond in her service to them.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Seems to know her stuff.

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July 20, 2021

4.0

Dr. Rahmani is very knowledgeable about my condition, a rare eye disease.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Very pleasant and informative

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Very kind cares about the persons . Speaks to you so that you will understand what’s going on .

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July 12, 2021

5.0

She takes time to listen to me and to answer any and all questions so that I could understand what my situation is.

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July 03, 2021

5.0

Knowledge and interpersonal skills

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Rahmani Is just a great doctor. Very professional and extremely caring.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

She is honest and cared for me and my feelings.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Successful surgery

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Appears to be highly skilled and also very professional in her handling of questions related to care.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Good doctor

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June 16, 2021

5.0

She's so sweet. She's very friendly and kind. She explained things really well and made sure I understood everything that was going on.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

She was the specialist that saw me at the last minute. I was diagnosed and surgery was set.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Very attentive to my needs. Followed my care closely.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Great expertise

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May 17, 2021

5.0

WANTED TO GET TO THE UNDERLYING ISSUE

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Very easy to understand the examination results she gave.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

This was my first appointment. My retinal specialist from whom I received treatment for over 30 years retired. I was nervous and Dr. Rahmani immediately put me at ease. She was knowledgeable about my eye disease. I felt that she can assist me as I navigate through resources and services as well as providing medical care.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

attentive to your concerns and explain the finding as well as treatment needs or not

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable great bedside manner. she is an asset to Northwestern

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May 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Rahmani took the time to answer all the questions related to my eye problems and explain the results of tests. She is straight forward and friendly.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Answers questions and concerns

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April 21, 2021

5.0

She explained everything in understandable terms.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

I get the sense that she is skilled at what she does and feel comfortable in her care

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April 17, 2021

5.0

Safa and staff always kind and considerate. Answer all questions.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Rahmani's expertise and relationship-centered care.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Rahmani was excellent in the way she diagnosed the problem and in her explanation. This was a second opinion and I think her diagnosis is the correct one.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

I came to NW Ophthalmology because that is where Dr. Rahmani practices.

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March 28, 2021

5.0

She interacts with the patient at highest , friendly level and she is top ophthalmologist

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March 28, 2021

5.0

She was friendly, approachable, helpful and thorough! She has excellent experience and credentials!

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March 17, 2021

5.0

She's great. Caring, knowledgeable, and professional.

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March 16, 2021

4.0

In addition to being knowledgeable about my specific condition, Dr. Rahmani, is courteous, professional and friendly.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Very caring about my symptoms.

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March 03, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable. Efficient

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February 24, 2021

5.0

She did explain the medical problems of my eyes with the help of the pictures which were taken to make it more understandable.

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Expert in her field

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February 10, 2021

5.0

Excellent care.

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February 06, 2021

5.0

Besides her obvious expertise Dr Rahmani is very approachable and personable and an excellent communicator.

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Dr Rahmani was personable. She had a resident with her, allowed him to do his tests and check everything with me given his space and then came in to recap everything with me and do a short examination herself to make sure she didn't notice anything major. Very organized and informative.

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January 24, 2021

5.0

Nicest and smartest doctor ever.

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January 23, 2021

5.0

Fantastic physician....and person! Northwestern doctors seem to universally keep their sense of humanity intact regardless of conditions around them!

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January 13, 2021

5.0

She is awesome very personable professional who you always feel like your in good hands.

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Skilled, informative, gives thorough explanations. Gives options to consider. Answers questions.

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January 12, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent doctor!!

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January 09, 2021

5.0

She presents you the information and includes you in the decision process.

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January 09, 2021

5.0

Very clear and concise in explaining treatment plans.

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This physician is a member of the medical staff at NMH and a faculty member of the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. This physician is an independent physician and not an employee of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations.

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