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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Dimitri Azar is Excellent. Dr. Azar has been reviewed by 12 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.7
Promptness 4.3
Courteous Staff 4.7
Accurate Diagnosis 4.6
Bedside Manner 4.7
Spends Time with Me 4.4
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Dimitri Azar, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 16 areas:
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Eye Infections
  • Cataract
  • Cornea Transplant (Penetrating Keratoplasty)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Neovascularization
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Surgery (Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures)
  • Fungal eye infections
  • LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis)
  • Laser Eye Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
  • Refractive Surgical Procedures
  • Vision Disorders

Education & Awards

Dr. Azar graduated from American University Of Beirut. He has 14 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Cornea Transplant (Penetrating Keratoplasty)
Corneal Diseases
Corneal Transplantation
Eye Injuries
LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis)
Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Photorefractive Keratectomy
Refractive Surgical Procedures
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009 - 2010, 2012)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Azar has 3 hospital affiliations:

  • The University of Chicago Medicine 
  • University Of Illinois Medical Center At Chicago 
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Eye & Ear Infirmary 


  • French
  • Arabic
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Dimitri T Azar MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 29 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Dimitri T. Azar practice?
Dr. Dimitri Azar has 1 office location.
Dr. Dimitri Azar practices Ophthalmology near Chicago, IL.
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