M. Reza Vagefi, MD
|Title||Assistant Professor of Clinical |
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||10 Koret Way|
San Francisco CA 94143
|Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania||2010||Surgical Teaching Award|
|California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons||2006||Starr E. Shulman, MPA Fellowship|
M. Reza Vagefi, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at University of California, San Francisco who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear drainage system, orbit and face. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University in French, he completed medical school at Yale University. His internship training was performed at Stanford University followed by ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. During his residency, he was awarded the Starr E. Shulman, MPA Fellowship by the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He then spent two additional years of intensive fellowship training in oculofacial plastic, reconstructive and orbital surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Vagefi began his career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the division of Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. He also served as director of the oculofacial plastic service at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center. In this capacity, he was an invaluable asset to medical student, resident and fellow education. For his dedication to teaching, he received the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Ophthalmology Surgical Teaching Award in 2010.
Dr. Vagefi is board certified and a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). His areas of interests and expertise include aesthetic facial rejuvenation, disorders of the eyelid and tear drainage system, and orbital disease. He instructs fellows, residents and medical students at University of California, San Francisco, the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center, and San Francisco General Hospital. His research interests include orbital inflammation, orbital rehabilitation, blepharospasm and facial nerve injury. He is well published in peer reviewed journals and regularly presents at national meetings.
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