Dr. El-Jabali specializes in diseases of the Retina, with special emphasis on Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Eye Care. Dr. El-Jabali brings a wealth of experience utilizing the most modern technology in both surgical and medical treatments of retinal disorders.


  • Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Fellowship, Retina Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Ophthalmology Residency, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center, Far Rockaway, New York
  • General Surgery Resident, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, New York
  • General Medicine Traditional Internship, St. John Health System, Madison Heights, Michigan
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida


  • Poster Award at St. John Episcopal Hospital. “Endogenous Endophthalmitis: A Complication of Invasive Candida Tropicalis.”
  • Member of Several Honor Societies
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of South Florida


  • Retina Journal, ‘Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Nonproliferative Group 2A Idiopathic Juxtafoveal Retinal Telangiectasis’
  • New England Journal of Medicine – Images in Clinical Medicine, ‘Talc Retinopathy’
  • ARVO ‘Specular Photomicrographic Assessment of the Effect of Anti-VEGF lntravitreal Injections on Corneal Thickness and Endothelial Cell Density (CD) and Morphology’
  • ARVO F/A and ICG Guided, Sub-Threshold, Reduced Fluence Focal Laser Photocoagulation Treatment (SRFLPT) in Patients with Diabetic Clinically Significant Macular Edema (CSME)’
  • ARVO ‘Transcutaneous Microcurrent Electrical Stimulation (MCS) in the Therapy of Previously Untreatable Retinal Diseases’
  • Published Medical Poster featuring ‘Cocaine Induced Corneal Ulcer’, for the Eastern Regional Osteopathic Convention (EROC)
  • Glaucoma Research at USF Eye Institute, Project Designed to Measure Intraocular Pressure using Electroretinographic Tehniques


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology

Dr. El-Jabali enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He played intercollegiate Water Polo while attending college and likes to watch sports and participate in soccer, basketball, and tennis. Dr. El-Jabali speaks English and Arabic fluently, and speaks conversational French and American Sign Language (ASL).