Hossein Ameri

Director of USC Retinal Degeneration Center; Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Hossein Ameri, MD

Areas of treatment:

Age Related Macular Degeneration
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic Tractional Retinal Detachment
Electroretingram
Epiretinal Membrane
Macular Hole
Retinal Detachment
Retinal Disease
Retinal Dystrophies
Retinal Surgery
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Visual Electrophysiology

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Department:

  • Department of Ophthalmology

Languages:

  • English
  • Farsi

Hossein Ameri, MD, PhD

Director of USC Retinal Degeneration Center; Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Practicing locations:

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

About this doctor:

Hossein Ameri, MD, PhD, FRCSI, MRCOphth, graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, then served as a physician and director of health network, earning provincial Physician of the Year. He received his Ophthalmology and Vitreoretinal Surgery training in Ireland, earning FRCSI from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and MRCOphth from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London. While In Ireland, he was also an official lecturer at University College Cork and was a founding member of the Irish retinal prosthesis group. Dr. Ameri completed his internship in general surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and moved to Texas for his Ophthalmology Residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. During his Ophthalmology Residency, he earned a PhD in neuroscience at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Ameri obtained additional fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute. During his time at USC Department of Ophthalmology Institute in Los Angeles, he also pursued research on retinal prosthesis, where he became an Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology. He was involved in preclinical studies of Argus II and the development of wide-field retinal prostheses. In addition, he produced quality research on retinal vascular disease, retinal angiogenesis and ocular ultrasound. An accomplished researcher, he holds a number of U.S. patents on retinal prostheses and other devices.

Education:

MD, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran, 1993
PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 2013

Internships:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, General Surgery, 2008-2009

Residencies:

University of Texas Medical Branch, Ophthalmology, 2009-2012

Fellowships:

USC Eye Institute, Vitreoretinal Surgery, 2013-2015

Certifications:

American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards:

Senior Resident Teaching Award, Outstanding Commitment to Educating Junior Colleagues with Clinical Teaching and Scholarly Lecture and Review, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2012
Leadership Award, In Recognition of Exemplary Performance as a Resident Leader, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2012
Academic Achievement Award, In Recognition of Exceptional Academic Performance, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2012
Heed Residents Retreat, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, 2011
Academic Achievement Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2011
Residency Academic Achievement Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2010
Basic Science Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California, Department of Ophthalmology, 2007
ARVO International Travel Grant Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2007