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Armin Afshar, MD, MBA, MAS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-514-6918
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    MDUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 2008
    MBAUniversity of Chicago, 2011
    ResidencyOphthalmology, University of Chicago, 2012
    FellowshipVitreoretinal Surgery, University of California San Francisco, 2014
    FellowshipOcular Oncology, University of California San Francisco, 2015
    MASMaster's in Clinical Research, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF, 2018

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    Dr. Armin Afshar is an ophthalmologist at UCSF's Retina and and Ocular Oncology Clinics. He specializes in the treatment of eye tumors and disorders of the retina and vitreous. In addition to retinal diseases and surgery, he has special expertise in the management of ocular surface tumors of the conjunctiva and cornea, as well as intra-ocular tumors involving the iris, ciliary body, choroid, retina, vitreous and optic nerves. His research program is funded by the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research to Prevent Blindness, and That Man May See.

    Afshar earned his bachelor of science and medical degree in the accelerated honors medical program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, and a master's degree in business administration at the University of Chicago. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Chicago and fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery and ocular oncology at UCSF. He also completed a master's degree in clinical research in epidemiology & biostatistics at UCSF. Afshar is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists and International Society of Ocular Oncology.

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    1. Afshar AR, Damato BE, Stewart JM, Zablotska LB, Roy R, Olshen AB, Joseph NM, Bastian BC. Next-Generation Sequencing of Uveal Melanoma for Detection of Genetic Alterations Predicting Metastasis. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2019 Mar; 8(2):18. PMID: 31024753.
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    2. Vail D, Pershing S, Reeves MG, Afshar AR. The Relative Impact of Patient, Physician, and Geographic Factors on Variation in Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Management. Ophthalmology. 2019 Apr 12. PMID: 30981916.
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    3. Afshar AR, Oldenburg CE, Stewart JM. A Novel Hybrid Fixed and Mobile Ultra-Widefield Imaging Program for Diabetic Teleretinopathy Screening. Ophthalmol Retina. 2019 Jul; 3(7):576-579. PMID: 31076334.
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    4. Reeves MG, Pershing S, Afshar AR. Choice of Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Repair Method in US Commercially Insured and Medicare Advantage Patients, 2003-2016. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Dec; 196:82-90. PMID: 30144442.
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    5. Everett L, Damato BE, Bloomer MM, Palmer JD, Kao AA, Stewart JM, Afshar AR. Metastatic Cutaneous Melanoma Presenting with Choroidal Metastasis Simulating Primary Uveal Melanoma. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2019 Feb; 5(2):135-138. PMID: 30976593.
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    6. Damato B, Afshar AR, Everett L, Banerjee A, Hetts SW. The University of California, San Francisco Documentation System for Retinoblastoma: Preparing to Improve Staging Methods for This Disease. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2019 Jan; 5(1):36-45. PMID: 30675475.
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    7. Damato BE, Bever GJ, Afshar AR, Rubenstein JL. Insights from a Case of Vitreoretinal Lymphoma. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2019 Jan; 5(1):13-19. PMID: 30675472.
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    8. Afshar AR, Damato BE, Stewart JM, Heimann H, Coupland SE. Re: Reddy et al.: Vitrectomy and vitrector port needle biopsy of choroidal melanoma for gene expression profile testing immediately before brachytherapy. (Ophthalmology. 2017;124:1377-1382). Ophthalmology. 2018 Apr; 125(4):e28-e29. PMID: 29566876.
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    9. Theophanous C, Pekmezci M, Damato BE, Kao AA, Bloomer MM, Stewart JM, Afshar AR. Choroidal Lymphoma Discovered on Ultrasound in a Patient with Suspected Corneal Tumor. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2018 Sep; 4(5):318-321. PMID: 30320105.
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    10. Afshar AR, Deiner M, Allen G, Damato BE. The Patient's Experience of Ocular Melanoma in the US: A Survey of the Ocular Melanoma Foundation. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2018 Sep; 4(5):280-290. PMID: 30320098.
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    11. Everett L, Damato BE, Bloomer MM, Palmer JD, Kao AA, Stewart JM, Afshar AR.Metastatic Cutaneous Melanoma Presenting with Choroidal Metastasis Simulating Primary Uveal Melanoma. Ocul Onc Pathol. 2018.
    12. Bever GJ, Kim DJ, Afshar AR, Rubenstein JL, Damato BE. THERAPEUTIC VITRECTOMY AS AN ADJUNCT TREATMENT TO SYSTEMIC CHEMOTHERAPY FOR INTRAOCULAR LYMPHOMA. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Nov 23. PMID: 29210961.
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    13. Moussa K, Bloomer MM, Schwartz DM, Pan CK, Toy BC, Crawford JB, Afshar AR. POLYPOIDAL CHOROIDAL VASCULOPATHY: A CLINICOPATHOLOGIC STUDY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Winter; 11 Suppl 1:S128-S131. PMID: 27930435.
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    14. Kao A, Afshar A, Bloomer M, Damato B. Management of Primary Acquired Melanosis, Nevus, and Conjunctival Melanoma. Cancer Control. 2016 Apr; 23(2):117-25. PMID: 27218788.
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    15. Afshar AR, Hemarat K, Liu W, Wang S, Stewart JM. OUTER RETINAL ATROPHY ON SPECTRAL DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY AFTER RESOLUTION OF GLAUCOMA SURGERY-ASSOCIATED HYPOTONY MACULOPATHY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016; 10(1):96-9. PMID: 26110521.
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    16. Afshar AR, Stewart JM, Kao AA, Mishra KK, Daftari IK, Damato BE.Proton Beam Radiotherapy for Uveal Melanoma. Expert Rev Ophthalmol. 2015; 10(6):577-585.
    17. Kedkovid N, Afshar AR, Damato BE, Stewart JM. DOME-SHAPED MACULA WITH THICKENED CHOROID IN AN EMMETROPIC PATIENT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2015; 9(4):307-10. PMID: 26296053.
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    18. Afshar AR, Damato BE. Uveal melanoma: evidence for efficacy of therapy. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2015; 55(1):23-43. PMID: 25436491.
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    19. Afshar AR, Pongsachareonnont P, Siegner SW, Stewart JM. Trendelenburg positioning with temporal approach for vitreoretinal surgery in a patient with severe kyphosis. Eye (Lond). 2014 Oct; 28(10):1261-3. PMID: 25033898.
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    20. Shukla SY, Afshar AR, Kiernan DF, Hariprasad SM. Outcomes of chronic macular hole surgical repair. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 62(7):795-8. PMID: 25116773; PMCID: PMC4152650.
    21. Afshar AR, Stewart JM. Author reply: To PMID 24246828. Ophthalmology. 2014 Oct; 121(10):e57. PMID: 24974814.
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    22. Afshar AR, Loh AR, Pongsachareonnont P, Schwartz DM, Stewart JM. Dexamethasone intravitreal implant trapped at the macula in a silicone oil-filled eye. Ophthalmology. 2013 Dec; 120(12):2748-2749.e1. PMID: 24246828.
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    23. Gorovoy I, Prechanond T, Abia M, Afshar AR, Stewart JM. Toxic corneal epitheliopathy after intravitreal methotrexate and its treatment with oral folic acid. Cornea. 2013 Aug; 32(8):1171-3. PMID: 23676783.
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    24. Afshar AR, Fernandes JK, Patel RD, Ksiazek SM, Sheth VS, Reder AT, Hariprasad SM. Cystoid macular edema associated with fingolimod use for multiple sclerosis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Jan; 131(1):103-7. PMID: 23307220.
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    25. Afshar AR, Hariprasad SM, Jampol LM, Sheth VS. Use of intravitreous bevacizumab to treat macular edema in West Nile virus chorioretinitis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar; 130(3):396-8. PMID: 22411674.
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    26. Afshar AR, Oh FS, Birnbaum AD, Namavari A, Riddle JM, Djalilian AR. Assessing ophthalmoscopy skills. Ophthalmology. 2010 Sep; 117(9):1863, 1863.e1-2. PMID: 20816257.
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    27. Djalilian AR, Namavari A, Ito A, Balali S, Afshar A, Lavker RM, Yue BY. Down-regulation of Notch signaling during corneal epithelial proliferation. Mol Vis. 2008 Jun 05; 14:1041-9. PMID: 18552977; PMCID: PMC2426716.