Ayman Naseri, MD


Dr. Ayman Naseri specializes in cornea diseases and cataract surgery. At UCSF, Naseri serves as vice-chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, and as director of the ophthalmology residency program. He is also chief of ophthalmology at the San Francisco Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.

Naseri 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, AZ 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.


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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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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. Hsia YC, Naseri A, Schallhorn JM. A Painful Red Eye. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar 01; 136(3):299-300.
  2. Naseri A, Melles RB, Shorstein NH. Intracameral Antibiotics in the Shadow of Hemorrhagic Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis. Ophthalmology. 2017 May; 124(5):580-582.
  3. Hsia YC, Lee JH, Cui QN, Stewart JM, Naseri A, Porco T, Stamper RL, Han Y. Early Reoperation Rate, Complication, and Outcomes in Resident-performed Glaucoma Surgery. J Glaucoma. 2017 Feb; 26(2):87-92.
  4. Menda SA, Driver TH, Neiman AE, Blumberg S, Naseri A, Stewart JM. Risk Factors for Return to the Operating Room after Resident-Performed Cataract Surgery. Semin Ophthalmol. 2018; 33(2):210-214.
  5. Cui QN, Hsia YC, Lin SC, Stamper RL, Rose-Nussbaumer J, Mehta N, Porco TC, Naseri A, Han Y. Effect of mitomycin c and 5-flurouracil adjuvant therapy on the outcomes of Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Mar; 45(2):128-134.
  6. Keyhani S, Cheng EM, Naseri A, Halm EA, Williams LS, Johanning J, Madden E, Rofagha S, Woodbridge A, Abraham A, Ahn R, Saba S, Eilkhani E, Hebert P, Bravata DM. Common Reasons That Asymptomatic Patients Who Are 65 Years and Older Receive Carotid Imaging. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 05 01; 176(5):626-33.
  7. Lowry EA, Greninger DA, Porco TC, Naseri A, Stamper RL, Han Y. A Comparison of Resident-performed Argon and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Patients With Open-angle Glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2016 Mar; 25(3):e157-61.
  8. Naseri A, McLeod S. Benefits of and barriers to immediate sequential cataract surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Nov; 132(11):1362-3.
  9. 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 01; 132(4):403-8.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Menda SA, Chen M, Naseri A. Technique for shortening a long clear corneal incision. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec; 130(12):1589-90.
  16. Naseri A. Surgeon cataract volume and endophthalmitis. Ophthalmology. 2012 Nov; 119(11):2415; author reply 2416.
  17. 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.
  18. Naseri A. Patient consent for resident involvement in surgical care. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul; 130(7):917-8.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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