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M. Reza Vagefi, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

M. Reza Vagefi specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear drainage system, orbit and face. His areas of expertise and interests include: aesthetic facial rejuvenation, disorders of the eyelid and tear drainage system and orbital disease.

After earning a bachelor's degree in French from Johns Hopkins University, Vagefi completed medical school at Yale University. He completed an internship at Stanford University followed by an 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 training in oculofacial plastic, reconstructive or orbital surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Vagefi is board certified and a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He instructs fellows, residents and medical students at UCSF, San Francisco VA Medical Center and SFGH.

Clinics

Ophthalmology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2800
Fax: (415) 353–2654

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More about M. Reza Vagefi

Education

Yale University School of Medicine 2002

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center 2006

Fellowships

Center for Facial Appearances, Oculofacial Plastic Surgery 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Desai SJ, Kim HJ, Kersten RC, Bloomer MM, Vagefi MR. Extrascleral Spread of Choroidal Melanoma via Tantalum Marker Suture Track. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec 1; 131(12):1643-5.
  2. Gorovoy IR, Layer N, Kim HJ, Nobles SM, Stewart PJ, Vagefi MR, Kersten RC. Pilomatrixoma in a patient with bilateral retinoblastoma. J AAPOS. 2013 Feb; 17(1):103-4.
  3. Vagefi MR. Minimally invasive approaches to orbital volume augmentation. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2013; 53(3):67-86.
  4. Walsh RD, Vagefi MR, McClelland CM, Alonso-Basanta M, Newman JG, Farkas T, Tamhankar MA. Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the orbital apex. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jan; 29(1):e33-5.
  5. Levin MH, Ney JJ, Venneti S, Moster ML, Balcer LJ, Volpe NJ, Gausas RE, Liu GT, Vagefi MR, Galetta SL. Optic nerve biopsy in the management of progressive optic neuropathy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Dec; 32(4):313-20.
  6. Gorovoy IR, Kazanjian M, Kersten RC, Kim HJ, Vagefi MR. Fungal rhinosinusitis and imaging modalities. Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct; 26(4):419-26.
  7. Choe CH, Eckstein LA, Vagefi MR. Orbital inflammation after dental procedures. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Sep-Oct; 28(5):e113-5.
  8. Buchanan AG, Holds JB, Vagefi MR, Bidar M, McCann JD, Anderson RL. Anterior filler displacement following injection of calcium hydroxylapatite gel (Radiesse) for anophthalmic orbital volume augmentation. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Sep-Oct; 28(5):335-7.
  9. Mahoney NR, Anderson RL, McCann JD, Kikkawa DO, Orlin SE, Vagefi MR. Self-induced facial excoriations and ocular trauma: a treatment dilemma. Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar; 96(3):465-6.
  10. Wu AY, Vagefi MR, Georgescu D, Burroughs JR, Anderson RL. Enduragen patch grafts for exposed orbital implants. Orbit. 2011 Mar; 30(2):92-5.
  11. Vagefi MR, McMullan TF, Burroughs JR, Georgescu D, McCann JD, Anderson RL. Orbital augmentation with injectable calcium hydroxylapatite for correction of postenucleation/evisceration socket syndrome. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar-Apr; 27(2):90-4.
  12. Venneti S, Moss HE, Levin MH, Vagefi MR, Brozena SC, Pruitt AA, Mourelatos Z, Trojanowski JQ, Galetta SL, Balcer LJ. Asymmetric bilateral demyelinating optic neuropathy from tacrolimus toxicity. J Neurol Sci. 2011 Feb 15; 301(1-2):112-5.
  13. Georgescu D, Vagefi MR, Yang CC, McCann J, Anderson RL. Evisceration with equatorial sclerotomy for phthisis bulbi and microphthalmos. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 May-Jun; 26(3):165-7.
  14. Vagefi MR, Anderson RL. The lateral tarsal strip mini-tarsorrhaphy procedure. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2009 Mar-Apr; 11(2):136-9.
  15. Vagefi MR, Winn BJ, Lin CC, Sires BS, LauKaitis SJ, Anderson RL, McCann JD. Facial nerve injury during external dacryocystorhinostomy. Ophthalmology. 2009 Mar; 116(3):585-90.
  16. Vagefi MR, Florell SR, Lin CC, McCann JD, Anderson RL. Acquired port wine stain of the upper eyelid after cluster headache. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Nov-Dec; 24(6):490-2.
  17. Yang CC, Vagefi MR, Davis D, Mamalis N, Anderson RL, McCann J. Gouty tophus of the upper eyelid. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Sep-Oct; 24(5):404-6.
  18. Burroughs JR, Anderson RL, Vagefi MR, McCann JD. Re: "Correction of anophthalmic enophthalmos with injectable calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse)". Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Sep-Oct; 24(5):431; author reply 431-2.
  19. Wu AY, Vagefi MR, Georgescu D, McCann JD, Anderson RL. Low-cost headlamps for facial and oculoplastic surgery. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Sep-Oct; 24(5):429.
  20. Vagefi MR, Lin CC, McCann JD, Anderson RL. Epidermoid cyst of the upper eyelid tarsal plate. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jul-Aug; 24(4):323-4.

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