Anjali Tannan, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology, Rush Medical College
Role: Administrator (Residency Program Director), Clinician and Faculty
Joined Rush in 2015


I specializes in Cornea, Refractive Surgery and external diseases. I have completed my residency training in ophthalmology at Rush from 2010 to2014 and fellowship training at University of California in Los Angeles before returning to Rush to join as a faculty.

What inspired you to get into your field?

I found ophthalmology to be fascinating because of the cutting edge technologies, improvements in surgeries and impact that improving vision has on patient’s quality of life.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

I love the clinical focus at rush and the culture of excellent patient care.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

I have never realized how much mentoring goes on just as you walk down the hall talking to my colleagues and senior faculty members. Their insight is invaluable.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

Spend time observing and working with physicians in the field you are interested in.

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I love hiking and spending time with my son at the park.