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    Hossein Ameri, MD, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    AddressHC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033-6103
    Phone+1 323 865 6825
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      Dr. Hossein Ameri graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then served as a physician and director of Nahavand Health Network in Iran. He received his ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgery training in Ireland, where he was also an official lecturer at University College Cork and was a founding member of the Irish Retinal Prosthesis Group. Dr. Ameri then moved to Los Angeles for a research fellowship and became an Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology. He was involved in preclinical studies of Argus II and the development of wide-field retinal prostheses.

      In addition, he produced quality research on retinal vascular disease, retinal angiogenesis, and ocular ultrasound. Dr. Ameri completed his internship in general surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and moved to Texas for his ophthalmology residency and PhD training at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

      During his ophthalmology residency, he earned a PhD in neuroscience at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Ameri obtained additional fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at USC Roski Eye Institute. Currently, Dr. Ameri is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and the Director of USC Retinal Degeneration Center. An accomplished researcher, he holds a number of U.S. patents on retinal prostheses and other devices.

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      Tehran University of Medical ScienceMD1993
      Royal College of SurgeonsFRCSI2000
      Royal College of OphthalmologistsMRCOphth2000
      University of Texas Medical BranchOphthalmology Residency2012
      University of Texas Medical BranchPhD2013
      USC Roski Eye InstituteVitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship2015
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California2007Basic Science Award
      Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology2007International Travel Grant Award
      Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch2010Residency Academic Achievement Award
      Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch2011Academic Achievement Award
      Heed Ophthalmic Foundation2011Heed Residents Retreat
      Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch2012Senior Resident Teaching Award: Outstanding Commitment to Educating Junior Colleagues with Clinical
      Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch2012Leadership Award in Recognition of Exemplary Performance as a Resident Leader
      Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch2012Academic Achievement Award in Recognition of Exceptional Academic Performance

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      1. Storey PP, Ter-Zakarian A, Philander SA, Olmos de Koo L, George M, Humayun MS, Rodger DC, Ameri H. VISUAL AND ANATOMICAL OUTCOMES AFTER DIABETIC TRACTION AND TRACTION-RHEGMATOGENOUS RETINAL DETACHMENT REPAIR. Retina. 2017 Aug 08. PMID: 28796149.
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      2. Koulisis N, Kim AY, Chu Z, Shahidzadeh A, Burkemper B, Olmos de Koo LC, Moshfeghi AA, Ameri H, Puliafito CA, Isozaki VL, Wang RK, Kashani AH. Quantitative microvascular analysis of retinal venous occlusions by spectral domain optical coherence tomography angiography. PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0176404. PMID: 28437483.
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      3. Do JL, Olmos de Koo LC, Ameri H. Atypical chronic central serous chorioretinopathy with cystoid macular edema: Therapeutic response to medical and laser therapy. J Curr Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun; 29(2):133-135. PMID: 28626824.
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      6. Mandell JB, Kim AY, Shahidzadeh A, Ameri H, Puliafito CA, Moshfeghi AA. Widefield OCT Findings of a Patient With Stellate Nonhereditary Idiopathic Foveomacular Retinoschisis. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016 Aug 1; 47(8):774-7. PMID: 27548456.
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      7. Matsunaga DR, Yi JJ, De Koo LO, Ameri H, Puliafito CA, Kashani AH. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Diabetic Retinopathy in Human Subjects. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Sep; 46(8):796-805. PMID: 26431294.
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      8. Nagiel A, Sarraf D, Sadda SR, Spaide RF, Jung JJ, Bhavsar KV, Ameri H, Querques G, Freund KB. Type 3 neovascularization: evolution, association with pigment epithelial detachment, and treatment response as revealed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Retina. 2015 Apr; 35(4):638-47. PMID: 25650713.
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      9. Moysidis SN, Koulisis N, Ameri H, Matsunaga D, Yi J, Isozaki VL, Kashani AH, Olmos de Koo LC. MULTIMODAL IMAGING OF GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF RETINAL DARKENING. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2015; 9(4):347-51. PMID: 26421892.
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      10. Ameri H. Retinal prosthesis, potential future approaches. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 42(7):599-600. PMID: 25307555.
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      11. Ameri H, Liu H, Liu R, Ha Y, Paulucci-Holthauzen AA, Hu S, Motamedi M, Godley BF, Tilton RG, Zhang W. TWEAK/Fn14 pathway is a novel mediator of retinal neovascularization. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Feb 10; 55(2):801-13. PMID: 24408972; PMCID: PMC3920863.
      12. Ameri H, Araujo JC, Gombos DS. Leuprolide monotherapy for choroidal metastasis from prostate adenocarcinoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep; 130(9):1225-6. PMID: 22965610.
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      13. Vaphiades MS, Wigton EH, Ameri H, Lee AG. Neuroretinitis with retrobulbar involvement. J Neuroophthalmol. 2011 Mar; 31(1):12-5. PMID: 20613630.
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      14. Abdallah W, Ameri H, Barron E, Chader GJ, Greenbaum E, Hinton DR, Humayun MS. Vitreal oxygenation in retinal ischemia reperfusion. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Feb; 52(2):1035-42. PMID: 21051734; PMCID: PMC3053094.
      15. Matsuoka N, Paeng DG, Chen R, Ameri H, Abdallah W, Zhou Q, Fawzi A, Shung KK, Humayun M. Ultrasonic Doppler measurements of blood flow velocity of rabbit retinal vessels using a 45-MHz needle transducer. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2010 May; 248(5):675-80. PMID: 20162299; PMCID: PMC2847001.
      16. Ameri H, Ratanapakorn T, Ufer S, Eckhardt H, Humayun MS, Weiland JD. Toward a wide-field retinal prosthesis. J Neural Eng. 2009 Jun; 6(3):035002. PMID: 19458405; PMCID: PMC2861858.
      17. Ameri H, Ratanapakorn T, Rao NA, Chader GJ, Humayun MS. Natural course of experimental retinal vein occlusion in rabbit; arterial occlusion following venous photothrombosis. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2008 Oct; 246(10):1429-39. PMID: 18642023.
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      18. Ameri H, Kim JG, Ratanapakorn T, Chader GJ, Humayun MS. Intravitreal and subretinal injection of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in the treatment of experimentally created retinal vein occlusion in rabbits. Retina. 2008 Feb; 28(2):350-5. PMID: 18301042.
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      19. Ameri H, Chader GJ, Kim JG, Sadda SR, Rao NA, Humayun MS. The effects of intravitreous bevacizumab on retinal neovascular membrane and normal capillaries in rabbits. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 Dec; 48(12):5708-15. PMID: 18055823.
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      20. Huang CC, Zhou Q, Ameri H, Wu DW, Sun L, Wang SH, Humayun MS, Shung KK. Determining the acoustic properties of the lens using a high-frequency ultrasonic needle transducer. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2007 Dec; 33(12):1971-7. PMID: 17673358.
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      21. Huang CC, Ameri H, Deboer C, Rowley AP, Xu X, Sun L, Wang SH, Humayun MS, Shung KK. Evaluation of lens hardness in cataract surgery using high-frequency ultrasonic parameters in vitro. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2007 Oct; 33(10):1609-16. PMID: 17618041.
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      22. Zhou Q, Xu X, Gottlieb EJ, Sun L, Cannata JM, Ameri H, Humayun MS, Han P, Shung KK. PMN-PT single crystal, high-frequency ultrasonic needle transducers for pulsed-wave Doppler application. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2007 Mar; 54(3):668-75. PMID: 17375836.
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      23. Ratanapakorn T, Ameri H, Humayun MS, Weiland JD. Enucleated eye model for intraocular retinal prosthesis implantation. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2006 Jul-Aug; 37(4):341-3. PMID: 16898401.
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      24. Ameri H, Fenton S. Comparison of unilateral and simultaneous bilateral measurement of the globe position, using the Hertel exophthalmometer. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Nov; 20(6):448-51. PMID: 15599245.
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