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Siamak Zarei-Ghanavati

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
  • 54PublicationsNumber of items in Siamak's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

KeratoplastyAnterior SegmentCataractRefractive SurgeryCornea

About

Dr. Zarei-Ghanavati is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad (The second largest city of Iran). He performed four national and International Fellowships in the field of Cornea-External Ocular Disease, Cataract and Refractive Surgery including Anterior Segment Fellowship at Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran (1.5 years), International Clinical Cornea-External Ocular Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at UCLA, USA (1 year), Ocular Surface Diseases and Keratoprosthesis at UM, USA (8 months) and Endothelial Keratoplasty at Price Vision Group, USA (3 Months). In addition, Dr. Zarei-Ghanavati was an ICO-Helmerich RRF awardee. This award provides one year of subspecialty fellowship to an outstanding ophthalmologist worldwide. Dr. Zarei-Ghanavati has an outstanding record of intellectual achievement, research productivity and teaching activities. Among his distinctions are Second Rank on the National Pre-Internship Exam (among 12300 participants, 2000), First Rank on the National Pre-Residency Exam (among 165000 MDs, 2001), First Rank on Iranian National Board Certification in Ophthalmology (among 65 graduated ophthalmologist, 2006), First Rank with “Distinction” Certificate on the International Council of Ophthalmology Examinations (first rank among 1,647 candidates at 92 test centers in 61 countries, 2007), and Certificate of the International Council of Ophthalmology Advanced Examination (conducted for the first time in 2010). Research and clinical studies are reported in 61 publications listed in his CV and further noted in more than 59 presentations at ophthalmology congresses in Iran, United States and other nations. He is the author or coauthor of three ophthalmology books. He has received several research awards including Razi Award (the most prestigious national research award), Shams Research Award, Shahid Motahari Educational Award and Top-University Research award.

Publications (5)

  • Stabilizing the capsular bag and expanding the pupil with a pupil expansion device

    • Zarei-Ghanavati S
    • Bagherian H
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  • Topical interferon alpha-2b for treatment

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  • Treatment of Refractory Keratitis After a Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis With Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

    • Zarei-Ghanavati S
    • Irandoost F
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  • Ultra High Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography

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  • Ultra High Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography

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Professional experience

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

mashhad university of medical sciences

September 2006 - Present

Ocular Surfase Diseases and Keratoplasty Fellow

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

July 2011 - February 2012(7 months)

Corena and Refractive Surgery Fellow

Jules Stein Eye Institute

July 2010 - July 2011(a year)

Anterior Segment Fellow

Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

September 2007 - March 2008(6 months)