Southern California Desert Retina Consultants is a specialty practice well-respected in the field of Ophthalmology. Our expert physicians treat diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula, including retina detachments.
Clement K. Chan, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Obtained his medical degree and ophthalmological training at Loma Linda University with fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
He founded the Southern California Desert Retina Consultants (SCDRC) and is medical director of Inland Retina Consultants (IRC). Dr. Chan has been in retinal practice here in the Coachella Valley since 1989.
He is an associate clinical professor at Loma Linda University. Dr. Chan is a member of the Retina Society, Macula Society and Club Jules Gonin—national and international retina honor societies. Teaching through hands-on example, lectures and writing in specialty journals and books is his passion.
Steven G. Lin, M.D.
Has been with the practice since 1998 and is currently a full partner of SCDRC/IRC. He earned his medical degree and completed ophthalmology residency at SUNY Downstate in New York.
While undergoing his retina fellowship training at Turlane Univsersity in New Orleans, he taught ophthalmology residents. He is an assistant clinical professor at Loma Linda University Mediacal Center. Playing sports and traveling with family and friends enrich life for Dr. Lin.
Sam Abbassi, M.D., M.S.
Is the most recent member of the group. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. He completed his Residency with the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at UC Davis Medical Center. His Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery was completed at University of Iowa. Dr Abbassi enjoys soccer, biking and spending time with his family and is fluent in German and Farsi.