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Ayman Naseri, M.D.


Dr. Ayman Naseri specializes in cataract and laser refractive surgery. He is chief of the Ophthalmology Surgical Service at the San Francisco Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. He earned an undergraduate and medical degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., where he was honored with admittance to the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. Subsequently, he completed an internship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. and then a three-year ophthalmology residency at UCSF, where he obtained fellowship training in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the Proctor Foundation.

After completing specialty training, Naseri joined the Department of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. as a full-time faculty member and consultant. During his time there, he was the first faculty member to perform laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery. In 2005, he joined UCSF where he is an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology.


Corneal Disease and Surgery
8 Koret Way, Suite U-545
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 514-8200
Fax: (415) 514-6919

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Emory University School of Medicine 1996


UCSF Medical Center, Ophthalmology 2000


UCSF Medical Center, Ophthalmology 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Naseri A, McLeod S. Benefits of and barriers to immediate sequential cataract surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Nov 1; 132(11):1362-3.
  2. Greninger DA, Lowry EA, Porco TC, Naseri A, Stamper RL, Han Y. Resident-performed selective laser trabeculoplasty in patients with open-angle glaucoma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 1; 132(4):403-8.
  3. Menda SA, Driver TH, Neiman AE, Naseri A, Stewart JM. Return to the operating room after resident-performed cataract surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb; 132(2):223-4.
  4. Driver TH, Loh AR, Joseph D, Keenan JD, Naseri A. Predictors of matching in ophthalmology residency for international medical graduates. Ophthalmology. 2014 Apr; 121(4):974-975.e2.
  5. Lowry EA, Porco TC, Naseri A. Cost analysis of virtual-reality phacoemulsification simulation in ophthalmology training programs. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Oct; 39(10):1616-7.
  6. Seider MI, Naseri A, Stewart JM. Cost comparison of scleral buckle versus vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct; 156(4):661-6.
  7. Loh AR, Joseph D, Keenan JD, Lietman TM, Naseri A. Predictors of matching in an ophthalmology residency program. Ophthalmology. 2013 Apr; 120(4):865-70.
  8. Menda SA, Chen M, Naseri A. Technique for shortening a long clear corneal incision. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec; 130(12):1589-90.
  9. Naseri A. Surgeon cataract volume and endophthalmitis. Ophthalmology. 2012 Nov; 119(11):2415; author reply 2416.
  10. Lee AG, Oetting TA, Blomquist PH, Bradford G, Culican SM, Kloek C, Krishnan C, Lauer AK, Levi L, Naseri A, Rubin SE, Scott IU, Tao J, Tuli S, Wright MM, Wudunn D, Zimmerman MB. A multicenter analysis of the ophthalmic knowledge assessment program and American Board of Ophthalmology written qualifying examination performance. Ophthalmology. 2012 Oct; 119(10):1949-53.
  11. Naseri A. Patient consent for resident involvement in surgical care. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul; 130(7):917-8.
  12. Ruggiero J, Keller C, Porco T, Naseri A, Sretavan DW. Rabbit models for continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis instruction. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Jul; 38(7):1266-70.
  13. Naseri A, Chang DF. Assessing the value of simulator training on residency performance. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Jan; 38(1):188-9; author reply 189.
  14. Ku TK, Naseri A, Han Y, Porco TC, Rutar T. Effect of timing and duration of tamsulosin exposure on complications in resident-performed phacoemulsification. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Sep-Oct; 42(5):416-22.
  15. De Niro J, Biebesheimer J, Porco TC, Naseri A. Early resident-performed cataract surgery. Ophthalmology. 2011 Jun; 118(6):1215.e1.
  16. Ku TK, Rutar T, Han Y, Porco TC, Naseri A. Resident-performed phacoemulsification surgery in tamsulosin-treated patients. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Aug; 128(8):967-72.
  17. Yoon MK, Naseri A, Porco T, McLeod SD. Nepafenac-assisted mydriasis in a rabbit model. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2010 Oct; 36(10):1779-82.
  18. Fintelmann RE, Naseri A. Prophylaxis of postoperative endophthalmitis following cataract surgery: current status and future directions. Drugs. 2010 Jul 30; 70(11):1395-409.
  19. Naseri A, McLeod SD. Cataract surgery after refractive surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2010 Jan; 21(1):35-8.
  20. Chen ES, Naseri A. Presoaking of donor corneas for the reduction of postoperative dislocation after descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty. Am J Ophthalmol. 2009 Sep; 148(3):471; author reply 471-2.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.