Meet My Doctor
Dr. Luma Al- Attar has studied and trained at the top rated schools and hospitals in the country.
She graduated with Magna Cum Laude in Biology from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She then attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, ranked the No. 1 medical school in the United States. She graduated at the top 10% of her class winning an Alpha Omega Alpha honor. She then pursued training in ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, ranked the #1 Eye Hospital in the United States. After completing her ophthalmology residency training, Dr. Al-Attar pursued a prestigious Fellowship in Vitreoretinal surgery at Bascom Palmer in Miami. She was chosed to be a Chief Resident at Bascom Palmer, where she was head of the resident service, the ophthalmic trauma service and the resident retina service. She was honored with an invitation to join the highly prestigious faculty at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute as Assistant Professor in Clinical Ophthalmology. Leaving her highly coveted status as Faculty at Bascom Palmer, Dr. Al-Attar began her dream of operating her own vitreoretinal clinic by relocating herself and her family to Puerto Rico. She was drawn to Puerto Rico as it is the native homeland of her husband.
Dr. Al-Attar remains Voluntary Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer. She continues to have strong ties at Bascom Palmer where she enjoys the support and communication of her colleagues. Dr. Al-Attar is striving to provide "Bascom Palmer" quality care here in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Al-Attar firmly believes that all patients must be treated with dignity and compassion. She treats every patient as if he or she were her family member. She will always offer the highest quality of care available in the U.S. Furthermore, she believes that communication with the patient is extremely important. She will spend time with the patient and the family explaining the eye disease and treatment options. She invites family to come into the exam room or speak to her by phone if they are not able to attend the visit.
Dr. Al-Attar enjoys learning and speaking many languages. She learned Spanish during her eight years in Miami. She has also been learning the Puerto Rican colloiqulisms since moving to Puerto Rico. She also offers services in English, French and Arabic.
Dr. Al-Attar is also passionate about about research and public health policy. She is actively conducting research regarding diabetic retinopathy in Puerto Rico. She is working to improve the public education regarding diabetic retinopathy. She is invited to give many lectures to doctors, patients and other healthcare workers.
Dr. Al-Attar is married to a native Puerto Rican doctor, Dr. Ricardo Marrero, who is a gastroenterologist practicing in Bayamon. She is blessed with three healthy children who are enjoying their transition to Puerto Rico.
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