Amir H. Kashani

Assistant Professor
Amir Kashani, MD

Areas of treatment:

Complicated retinal detachment repair
Recurrent retinal detachment repair
Macular degeneration
Diabetic retinopathy
Macular pucker
Retinal vein occlusions
Hypertension related eye disease


  • Ophthalmology


  • Department of Ophthalmology


  • English
  • Farsi

Amir H. Kashani, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

About this doctor:

Dr. Amir H. Kashani attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he obtained his MD and PhD. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute and fellowship in Vitreoretinal surgery at the top-rated Associated Retinal Consultants (Royal Oak, Michigan). He was awarded both the Heed and Michel’s Fellowships (National Honors) during his training. Dr. Kashani is now a USC clinician-scientist with an active practice in both medical and surgical retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, age-related macular degeneration and retinal detachments among other common retinal diseases. In his research practice, Dr. Kashani is developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic methods to treat retinal diseases. His current work involves the use of advanced imaging spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography methods to improve the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases. He is also a surgeon and specializes in treatment of retinal detachments, epiretinal membranes, and macular holes. Dr. Kashani is a clinical investigator for a number of clinical trials. Most recently he is principal investigator for a clinical trial to test a novel stem cell therapy for severe vision loss from advanced dry age-related macular degeneration. There is currently no effective treatment for dry AMD


Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2006


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2006-2007


LAC/USC Medical Center, Ophthalmology, 2007-2010


Associated Retinal Consultants., Vitreoretinal Surgery, 2011-2013


American Board of Ophthalmology, 2012 - present

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Ophthalmology, AAO (2010-present)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, ARVO (2006-present)
American Society of Retina Specialists, ASRS (2012-present)
American Academy for the Advancement of Science, AAAS (2010-present)
Society of Heed Scholars, (2012-present)
F1000 Associate Faculty, Member/Contributor (2011-present)
American Board of Ophthalmology, Fellow (2012-present)