I am a board certified Ophthalmologist, specializing in corneal pathology, surgery and intraocular and corneal refractive procedures. I was born and raised in Iran.  I have completed a research fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX and Ophthalmic Pathology fellowship at Moran Eye center, Salt Lake City, UT. I completed my second time ophthalmology residency at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and a two-year cornea fellowship at Duke University, Durham, NC. I have published more than 40 publications in peer reviewed journals, and also presented my research at The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), and received numerous grants and prizes for my extensive research and clinical studies. I see patients for anterior segment pathology and surgical care, including cataract surgery with standard and specialty intraocular lenses, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), YAG capsulotomy and peripheral iridotomy. I specialize in corneal pathology and is experienced in performing corneal transplant procedures including DMEK, DSAEK, and lamellar and full thickness penetrating keratoplasty.  And also performs laser vision correction and other intraocular refractive procedures including Phakic IOL implantation. 

My Hobbies: 
I likes running, biking, hiking and climbingMy main hobby has been mountaineering for more than 2 decades and recently Alpine climbing. I started it in my home country Iran as a way of claiming my freedom and I loved it. It is so addictive to be on top of a peak and being in the journey of achieving your goals. I found peace, love and energy in the mountains. My recent goal is to climb highest peaks in 7 continents. I have done Denali (highest in North America), Elbrus (highest in Europe), Acancagua (highest in South America) and Vinson (highest in Antartica). I have climbed Mt. Blanc (highest in Western Europe), Mt. Matterhorn ( Iconic peak in Switzerland) and Mt. Gran Paradiso (highest in Italy). 
Having such a great time in the mountains, I always think about my patients and how I can be a better surgeon and a doctor. Also a better person, colleague and a friend. 
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Apr 6, 2015, 7:58 AM