Amir H. Kashani, MD, PhD
|Title||Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology|
|School||Keck School of Medicine of USC|
|Address||HC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street|
Los Angeles California 90033-9224
|Phone||+1 323 442 6578|
Amir H. Kashani, MD, PhD, attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he obtained both his MD and PhD in Neuroscience in 2006. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the USC Roski Eye Institute and fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the top-rated Associated Retinal Consultants in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was awarded both the Heed and Michel’s Fellowships (National Honors) during his training. Dr. Kashani is an NIH funded clinician-scientist who is studying the role of ischemia and hypoxia in the pathophysiology of retinal vascular diseases like diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Kashani also treats patients with medical and surgical retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, age-related macular degeneration and retinal detachments among other common retinal diseases. He also specializes in complex retinal detachment surgeries.
In the laboratory, Dr. Kashani is developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic methods to diagnose and treat retinal diseases. His investigates the use of advanced imaging spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography methods to improve the early detection of chronic diseases like diabetic retinopathy and retinal venous occlusion. Dr. Kashani is the principal investigator for a clinical trial to test a novel stem cell therapy for severe vision loss from advanced dry age-related macular degeneration. In recognition of his cutting edge research Dr. Kashani has been recognized internatioinally by his peers. In 2016 he was named as one of the top 150 innovators in the field of medical and surgical retina by Ocular Surgery News. In 2017 he was named as one of the top 50 "rising stars" world-wide in the field of ophthalmology by The Ophthalmologist.
Dr. Kashani has co-authored more than 40 peer reviewed articles in the scientific literature, several subject reviews, and recently co-authored an ophthalmology book entitled "Optical Coherence Tomography and OCT Angiography: Clinical Reference and Case Studies."
|Johns Hopkins School of Medicine||2000||Medical Student Research Fellowship|
|ARVO||2006||Retinal Research Foundation Grant|
||2006||Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship (MSTP)|
|2007||ARVO Research Travel Grant|
|USC Department of Ophthalmology||2008||Resident Research Award|
|Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology||2009||Member|
|2009||Henry and Lilian Nesburn Award|
|2009||Heed Resident Research Symposium (Rank #4)|
|2012||Ron G. Michel's Fellowhship|
|Society of Heed Scholars||2012||Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow|
|Ocular Surgery News||2016||Nominated to 150 leading innovators in medical and surgical retina|
|The Ophthalmologist||2017||Rising Stars Power List|
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