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    Sahar Bedrood, MD, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentOphthalmology
    AddressHC4 4900 1450 San Pablo St.
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033-6103
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      Sahar Bedrood, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at USC Roski Eye Institute. Her professional interests include studying the structural characteristics of the optic nerve lamina cribrosa in glaucoma patients, understanding the ways in which pseudoexfoliation causes glaucoma and taking a leadership role in medical and surgical education.

      Dr. Bedrood received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and chemistry at University of California Los Angeles. She then completed a combined MD/PhD program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She received her PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology for her work on structural features and drug modifiers of misfolded proteins such as amyloid proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes mellitus. Dr. Bedrood completed her internal medicine internship at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the USC Roski Eye Institute and her fellowship in glaucoma as a Society of Heed Fellow at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Additionally, Bedrood has been honored with multiple awards throughout her training for both her leadership and her research endeavors, including the Order of the Areté, the PEO Scholar Award and the Remarkable Women of USC Award. She is a member of several national and international professional societies including American Academy of Ophthalmology and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.


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      University of California, Los AngelesBS2003
      Keck School of Medicine of USCMD/PhD2011
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      2008Remarkable Women of USC Award
      2009Order of the Arete
      2009P.E.O. Scholar Award
      Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California2011ARVO Basic Science Award
      National Eye Institute2011ARVO Award
      Society of Heed Fellows2015  - 2016Fellowship Award

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      1. Quigley H, Arora K, Idrees S, Solano F, Bedrood S, Lee C, Jefferys J, Nguyen T. Biomechanical Responses of Lamina Cribrosa to Intraocular Pressure Change Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography in Glaucoma Eyes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 May 01; 58(5):2566-2577. PMID: 28494490.
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      2. Okada AK, Teranishi K, Isas JM, Bedrood S, Chow RH, Langen R. Diabetic Risk Factors Promote Islet Amyloid Polypeptide Misfolding by a Common, Membrane-mediated Mechanism. Sci Rep. 2016 Aug 17; 6:31094. PMID: 27531121; PMCID: PMC4987648.
      3. Bedrood S, Li Y, Isas JM, Hegde BG, Baxa U, Haworth IS, Langen R. Fibril structure of human islet amyloid polypeptide. J Biol Chem. 2012 Feb 17; 287(8):5235-41. PMID: 22187437; PMCID: PMC3285303.
      4. Daval M, Bedrood S, Gurlo T, Huang CJ, Costes S, Butler PC, Langen R. The effect of curcumin on human islet amyloid polypeptide misfolding and toxicity. Amyloid. 2010 Sep; 17(3-4):118-28. PMID: 21067307; PMCID: PMC4394664.
      5. Bedrood S, Jayasinghe S, Sieburth D, Chen M, Erbel S, Butler PC, Langen R, Ritzel RA. Annexin A5 directly interacts with amyloidogenic proteins and reduces their toxicity. Biochemistry. 2009 Nov 10; 48(44):10568-76. PMID: 19810772; PMCID: PMC4394648.
      6. Ignarro LJ, Sisodia M, Trinh K, Bedrood S, Wu G, Wei LH, Buga GM. Nebivolol inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation by mechanisms involving nitric oxide but not cyclic GMP. Nitric Oxide. 2002 Sep; 7(2):83-90. PMID: 12223177.
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