I am an Assistant Professor in the Ophthalmology Department at the University of Pittsburgh

Clinically, my specialty is in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery. I provide a new, anatomically preserve corneal transplantation, Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). Other types of corneal transplant such as Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK), Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and full thickness  corneal transplant (PKP) are performed in my practice. In addition to regular cataract surgery, I perform complex cataract procedures and anterior segment reconstruction. I also offer treatment for severe dry eye syndrome, limbal stem cell deficiency, and graft vs. host disease.

In my basic research, my lab is focused on adult stem cell biology specifically anti-inflammatory property of adipose derived stem cells in re-establishment of limbal niche and the molecular mechanism(s) of adipose derived stem cells and limbal epithelial stem cell interactions in limbal stem cell microenvironment restoration.   

I have authored more than 70 abstracts, articles, book chapters and am a reviewer for several scientific journals. I am a member of the Cornea Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. 

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Apr 6, 2015, 7:58 AM