Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Soroosh Behshad, MD, MPH, joined the Emory Eye Center in August 2016, to work with cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery patients. On October 7, 2019, he was designated as Chief of Emory Eye Center at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Dr. Behshad 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 at Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine.
His master’s degree in Public Health is from the University of Arizona, Tucson, with a concentration in public policy and healthcare management.
Dr. Behshad is very active with Emory Eye Center’s global program and 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. In 2020, he was recognized by the Kingdom of Jordan for his service and work developing a sustainable refugee eye care program.
His research interests include corneal transplantation – the use of femtosecond laser in penetrating and lamellar keratoplasty; endothelial corneal transplantation (DMEK and DSEK); severe ocular surface disease and dry eye.
Saturday, March 4, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST