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Hossein Ameri, MD, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentOphthalmology
AddressHC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033-6103
Phone+1 323 865 6825
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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
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    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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    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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    1. Gregori NZ, Callaway NF, Hoeppner C, Yuan A, Rachitskaya A, Feuer W, Ameri H, Arevalo JF, Augustin AJ, Birch DG, Dagnelie G, Grisanti S, Davis JL, Hahn P, Handa JT, Ho AC, Huang SS, Humayun MS, Iezzi R, Jayasundera KT, Kokame GT, Lam BL, Lim JI, Mandava N, Montezuma SR, Olmos de Koo L, Szurman P, Vajzovic L, Wiedemann P, Weiland J, Yan J, Zacks DN. Retinal Anatomy and Electrode Array Position in Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients after Argus II Implantation: an International Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Jun 22. PMID: 29940167.
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    2. McBirney SE, Chen D, Scholtz A, Ameri H, Armani AM. Rapid Diagnostic for Point-of-Care Malaria Screening. ACS Sens. 2018 May 21. PMID: 29781606.
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    3. Haghighi A, Do J, Ameri H. Eplerenone as a novel treatment for persistent subretinal fluid following retinal detachment surgery. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2018 Jun; 10:261-263. PMID: 29780947.
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    4. Ameri H. Prospect of retinal gene therapy following commercialization of voretigene neparvovec-rzyl for retinal dystrophy mediated by RPE65 mutation. J Curr Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar; 30(1):1-2. PMID: 29564403.
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    5. Abdallah W, Li W, Weiland J, Humayun M, Ameri H. Implantation of multiple suprachoroidal electrode arrays in rabbits. J Curr Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar; 30(1):68-73. PMID: 29564412.
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    6. 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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    7. Zhu D, Ameri H, Reznik A, Rao NA. Acute hypotony maculopathy following the initiation of a topical aqueous suppressant in a patient with a history of panuveitis without prior filtering surgery. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Sep; 7:95-98. PMID: 29260088.
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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Kim EL, Patel SR, George MS, Ameri H. OCHROCONIS GALLOPAVA ENDOPHTHALMITIS SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH INTRAVITREAL VORICONAZOLE AND AMPHOTERICIN B. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Dec 20. PMID: 28002285.
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    11. Ediriwickrema LS, Chhadva P, Rodger DC, Ameri H, Rao NA. INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN IN THE TREATMENT OF JUVENILE RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA-ASSOCIATED CYSTOID MACULAR EDEMA AND UVEITIS. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Nov 08. PMID: 27828903.
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    12. 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 08 01; 47(8):774-7. PMID: 27548456.
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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. Ameri H. Retinal prosthesis, potential future approaches. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 42(7):599-600. PMID: 25307555.
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    17. 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.
    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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.
    21. 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.
    22. 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.
    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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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