Soroosh Behshad

Title(s)Associate Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Health Sciences Road
Irvine CA 92697-3950
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    University of Arizona, Tucson ArizonaBS05/2006Biochemistry and Nutritional Sciences
    Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Tucson, ArizonaMPH12/2008Healthcare Management
    University of Arizona, Tucson & Phoenix, AZMD05/2011Medicine
    Harbor UCLA, Torrance, CA06/2012Transitional Year Internship
    Tulane University, New Orleans, LA06/2015Ophthalmology Residency
    Gavin Herbert Eye Institute/UCI, Irvine, CA07/2016Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
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    2023Top Doctors of Atlanta
    Real World Ophthalmology2022Ophthalmologist of the Year
    2021George H. Bush Point Of Light Award
    202140 under 40 Atlanta Leaders
    Emory University2020Doctor of the Year Award
    2020  - 2023Top Ophthalmologist
    Emory University2019Doctor of the Year Award
    Jordanian Society of Ophthalmology2019Ophthalmology Excellence Award
    2016  - 2019Syrian American Medical Society Appreciation Award
    Tulane2015C.S. O'Brien Professorship Award for Outstanding Research
    Tulane University2014C.S. O'Brien Professorship Award for Outstanding Research

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    Soroosh Behshad, MD, MPH is a board-certified ophthalmologist and associate professor who specializes in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery. Prior to joining the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, in October 2023 he was on faculty at the Emory Eye Center for 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia. During his tenure at Emory University, he was the chief of Ophthalmology for Emory St Joe’s Hospital and also involved in supervising the training numerous ophthalmology residents and cornea fellows.

    He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson and Phoenix, AZ in 2011. He completed a transitional year internship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, that included one year as chief resident. His fellowship in cornea, refractive and external disease was completed the University of California, Irvine.

    Dr. Behshad has been very active within global ophthalmology and international humanitarian programs. He has traveled across the globe to perform specialized eye surgeries and train local doctors on cataract and corneal surgical techniques. He has worked with international hospitals and ministries of health to develop national eye care plans in developing countries. He is faculty with Orbis, the flying eye hospital and has continued to be involved with blindness prevention programs in Ethiopia. In 2020, he was recognized by the Kingdom of Jordan for his service and work developing a sustainable refugee eye care program for Syrian Refugees living in refugee camps.

    Dr. Behshad received the Annual C.S. O'Brien Professorship Award for Outstanding Research in both 2014 and 2015. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Eye Banking Association of America, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and a member-in-thesis of the Cornea Society.

    He is the founder of the Clarkston Community Health Center's Eye Clinic, a free clinic helping thousands of uninsured and underinsured patients in Georgia. In 2019 and 2020, he was recognized by Emory University School of Medicine as Doctor of the year. In May 2021, he was an Honoree of the point of light award established by President George Bush for his local and international humanitarian work. In 2022, he was the recipient of the Real World Ophthalmology Ophthalmologist of the year award. In 2021, 2022, and again in 2023 he was recognized as Atlanta’s Top Ophthalmologist.

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    1. Retrospective Study of Preoperative Laser Peripheral Iridotomy Versus Intraoperative Surgical Peripheral Iridectomy in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea. 2024 Apr 01; 43(4):443-445. Warren N, Sun L, Behshad S, Kim J, Thulasi P. PMID: 37772850.
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    2. Semiscleral Contact Lens Use After Direct Corneal Neurotization for Neurotrophic Keratopathy. Eye Contact Lens. 2023 Nov 01; 49(11):471-474. Morel M, Severinsky B, Kim HJ, Behshad S. PMID: 37616173.
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    3. Comparison of Two Photoscreeners in a Population of Syrian Refugee Children. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2021 Nov-Dec; 58(6):396-400. Gorham JP, Behshad S, Weil NC. PMID: 34228560.
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    4. Conjunctival incision management for strabismus surgery in the post-corneal neurotization patient. J AAPOS. 2021 02; 25(1):40-43. Peragallo JH, Weil NC, Behshad S. PMID: 33301874.
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    5. Single Center Retrospective Study of Patients with Ocular Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (MMP). Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2022 Jan 02; 30(1):256-261. Morel M, DeGrazia T, Ward L, Behshad S, Kim HJ, Feldman R. PMID: 32835566.
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    6. Surgical outcomes of endothelial keratoplasty safety-basket suture for management of difficult cases. Can J Ophthalmol. 2019 12; 54(6):746-750. Behshad S, Wade M, Farid M, Garg S. PMID: 31836110.
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    7. Unilateral astigmatic changes associated with pressure induced stromal keratitis after bilateral laser in situ keratomileusis: A case report. European Journal of Cornea. 2019. Bhasin A, Behshad S . View Publication.
    8. Glasses: Hiding or causing skin cancer? Orbit. 2016 Oct; 35(5):262-6. Zhang Z, Behshad S, Sethi-Patel P, Valenzuela AA. PMID: 27541940.
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    9. Endothelial Keratoplasty Safety-Basket Suture for Management of Difficult Cases. Cornea. 2016 Jun; 35(6):908-10. Behshad S, Jacobsen BH, Pinney E, Wade M, Garg SS. PMID: 27100656.
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    10. Battle of the Bulge: Surgical Management of Keratoconus. Rev. of Cornea and Contact Lenses. 2016. Behshad S, Vu P, Farid M. View Publication.
    11. Toric IOLs: Options for Alignment. MILLENNIALEYE. 2016. Behshad S, Garg, S. View Publication.
    12. Toric Intraocular Lens Alignment: Manual Versus Automated Alignment Techniques for Toric IOLs. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2016; 56(3):71-84. Behshad S, Tucker J, Garg SS. PMID: 27257723.
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    13. The malignancy masquerader: hyperostosis and bone marrow hypertrophy after pleomorphic adenoma removal. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015 Dec; 50(6):e104-6. Behshad S, Sethi P, Valenzuela AA. PMID: 26651313.
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    14. Review of Surgical Techniques for Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens Fixation in the Absence of Capsular Lens Support. US Ophthalmic Review,. 2015; 2(8):86-91. Ng J, Behshad S, Farid M . View Publication.
    15. A Cyst You Can't Miss: A Rare Presentation of an Orbital Apocrine Hidrocystoma. Orbit. 2015; 34(4):229-31. Behshad S, Weil NC, Ho ST, Mayhall GK, Valenzuela AA. PMID: 25955235.
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