CURRICULUM VITAE

Kasra Eliasieh, M.D.

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Undergraduate (10/98-08/02)
University of California, Davis. B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior.
Cum Laude
Davis, CA

Medical (08/03-06/08)
University of California, Davis School of Medicine, M.D.
Sacramento, CA

Internship (07/08-06/09)
St. Mary Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine
Long Beach, CA

Residency (07/09-06/12)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology
New York, NY

Fellowship (07/12- 06/14)
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD Division of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Oculoplastic Surgery

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fellowship Fellowship Director: Dr. Shannath Merbs

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

06/14 – Current – American Board of Ophthalmology

MEMBERSHIPS

07/12 – Current – American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

07/09 – Current – American Academy of Ophthalmology

RESEARCH

Publications

Liets LC, Eliasieh K, van der List DA, Chalupa LM. Dendrites of rod bipolar cells sprout in normal aging retina. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. August 2006, Vol. 103, No. 32, pp. 12156-12160.

Eliasieh K, Liets LC, Chalupa LM. Cellular reorganization in the human retina during normal aging. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. June 2007, Vol. 48, No. 6, pp. 2824-2830.

Graue-Hernández EO, Mannis MJ, Eliasieh K, Greasby T, Beckett L, Bradley J, Schwab IR. Salzmann Nodular Degeneration. Cornea. March 2010, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 283-289.

Gutmark R, Eliasieh K, Rivera-Michlig R. A case of bilateral trochleitis in Adult-onset Still’s disease. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. April 2014, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 689-691.

Eliasieh K, Grant M, Mahoney N, Merbs S. Use of bicanalicular stents with intra-lacrimal sac fixation suture for punctal and canalicular stenosis. Pending Submission.

Eliasieh K, Grant M, Mahoney N, Merbs S. Postural effects on lower eyelid position. Pending Submission.

Textbook Chapters

Zoumalan C, Eliasieh K, Lelli Jr. GJ. Chapter: Instrumentation in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery. Smith and Nesi’s Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Black EH, Nesi FA, Calvano CJ, Gladstone GJ, Levine MR (Editors). 3rd edition. 2013

Eliasieh K. Chapter: Trichiasis. Master Techniques in Ophthalmic Surgery. Roy FH (Editor). In Press

Eliasieh K. Chapter: Intra-orbital Foreign Bodies. Master Techniques in Ophthalmic Surgery. Roy FH (Editor). In Press

Abstracts

Eliasieh K, Liets LC, van der List DA, Chalupa LM. Dendrites of Rod Bipolar Cells Sprout in the Aging Retina. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), May 2006, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Kashyap Y, Dorairaj SK, Eliasieh K, Nezgoda JT, Teng CC. Evaluation of Laser Iridotomy Performed by Residents in a Teaching Institution. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), May 2010, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Eliasieh K, Dorairaj SK, Kashyap Y, Nezgoda JT, Teng CC. Evaluation of Argon Laser Peripheral Iridoplasties Performed by Residents: Does It Really Work? Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), May 2010, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Eliasieh K, Zoumalan C, Gentile R, McCormick S, Milman T, Maher E. The Spectrum of Periocular Atypical Mycobacterial Infections: A Case Series. The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fall ScientificSymposium, Oct. 2010. Chicago, IL.

Eliasieh K, Fitzgerald C, Merbs S, Rivera-Michlig R. Bilateral Müller muscle-conjunctiva resection in a patient with oculosympathetic spasm. The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fall Scientific Symposium, Nov. 2013. New Orleans, LA

INVITED LECTURES

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Annual Medical Fellows Conference, May 2006. Chevy Chase, MD. Aging and Plasticity of the Retina

25th Annual Wilmer (Johns Hopkins Medical Institute) Current Concepts in Ophthalmology, December 2012, Baltimore, MD. Management of Nasolacrimal Duct Trauma

26th Annual Wilmer (Johns Hopkins Medical Institute) Current Concepts in Ophthalmology, December 2013, Baltimore, MD. Complications of the Anophthalmic Socket

73rd Annual Wilmer (Johns Hopkins Medical Institute) Resident’s Association Clinical Meeting, June 2014, Baltimore, MD. Postural Effects on Lower Eyelid Biometrics

The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fall Symposium, Oct 2014, Chicago, IL. Bicanalicular silicone intubation with intra-lacrimal sac fixation suture for punctal and canalicular stenosis

HONORS

1998 – Integrated Studies Honors Program, UC Davis

1998 – Regents Scholarship, UC Davis

2005 – Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship

2007 – Nominated for AOA (Top 25% of class)

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research

12/01-06/02 – University of California, Davis Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
Student Researcher, The role of dopaminergic amacrine cells in the stratification of retinal ganglion cell axons during development. Preceptor: Leo M. Chalupa, PhD

06/05-06/06 – Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Research Fellow, Reorganization of neural circuitry in mouse and human retina in context of age related vision loss. Preceptor: Leo M. Chalupa, PhD, University of California, Davis

Leadership

2004-2006 – Physiology and Neuroanatomy Instructor, UC Davis School of Medicine

2007 – Co-Director- Willow Project Homeless Clinic, UC Davis School of Medicine

2007 – Co-Director- Ophthalmology Student Interest Group, UC Davis School of Medicine

OTHER LANGUAGES

Fluent in Spanish and Farsi