"I learned to love and respect the discipline of ophthalmology from my father, who is a retinal specialist in Michigan, and I came to love Chicago as a Fellow at Northwestern. It is a privilege to be able to combine these two personal affections by working at Chicagoland Retinal Consultants with Dr. Abdelsalam. He is a close friend and well-respected colleague. "
Dr. Pearlman is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He is also an active member of the medical staffs of a variety of local hospitals.
Dr. Pearlman is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia and did his Ophthalmology residency at Temple University. He completed his fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Northwestern University and Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Lee Jampol and has since been appointed to the staff as a clinical instructor and researcher. Dr. Pearlman is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (through December 31, 2024).
Dr. Pearlman is Chicagoland Retinal Consultants Medical Director.
He is fluent in Hebrew and Spanish and is an avid student of Arabic.