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M. Reza Vagefi, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentOphthalmology
Address10 Koret Way
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-353-2142
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    Yale UniversityM.D.2002School of Medicine
    Stanford UniversityInternship2003Internal Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoResidency2006Ophthalmology
    Center for Facial AppearancesFellowship2008Oculofacial Plastic, Reconstructive & Orbital Surgery
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    California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons2006Starr E. Shulman, MPA Fellowship
    Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania2010Surgical Teaching Award
    American Academy of Ophthalmology2016Achievement Award
    Castle Connolly2017Top Doctors
    Best Doctors in America2017  - 2018Best Doctor

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    M. Reza Vagefi, M.D. is an Associate 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 UCSF. 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's principle practice is at the Parnassus Campus of UCSF where he is also the medical director and quality improvement and safety officer for the Department of Ophthalmology. In addition, he is also the division chief of oculoplastic surgery at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center (SF VAMC). His areas of interests and expertise include aesthetic facial rejuvenation, disorders of the eyelid and tear drainage system, and orbital disease. He is recognized by national organizations as one of the top doctors in the United States in his area of specialty.

    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). He presently serves as the Assistant Secretary of Education for ASOPRS. He instructs fellows, residents and medical students at UCSF, SF VAMC, and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. His research interests include orbital inflammation and infection, orbital rehabilitation, novel surgical techniques and patient quality of life. He is well published in peer reviewed journals and regularly presents at national and international meetings.


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