Vanderbilt Eye Institute
“It is a privilege to care for a person’s vision and an honor to be given the opportunity to help others. I aim to educate and empower my patients while providing high level, evidence-based care so that we may work together to individualize a treatment plan and obtain the best possible visual outcomes.
Rachel S. Mogil, M.D. is an ophthalmologist, retina specialist and vitreoretinal surgeon at The Retina Group of Washington. Dr. Mogil completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University. She received her medical degree from the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, graduating with distinction in research after completing a research fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. She went on to complete a general surgery internship and then an ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, followed by a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Mayo Clinic, where she also served as Clinical Instructor.
Dr. Mogil has received numerous honors and awards, including the Director’s Star Award from the Tennessee Valley Health System Veteran’s Administration for rendering excellent patient care, Graduation with Distinction in Research, and the Chasanoff Foundation Summer Internship Research Award from Hofstra University.
She has presented at several national meetings including Women in Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Vit-Buckle Society. Dr. Mogil has authored several textbook chapters and original manuscripts in various peer-reviewed journals including Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, the Journal of Glaucoma, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and JAMA Ophthalmology.
Dr. Mogil is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Women in Ophthalmology (WIO), and the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS).
When not caring for patients, Dr. Mogil’s interests include tennis, travel, calligraphy, crochet, and spending time with her family.