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Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Director of Clinical Trials
Ophthalmology
HC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street Off Campus Los Angeles

Overview

Andrew A. Moshfeghi, M.D., M.B.A. serves as Associate Professor and Director of the Clinical Trials Unit for the Department of Ophthalmology at the USC Eye Institute. Dr. Moshfeghi is a noted vitreoretinal surgeon and specialist in diseases of the vitreous, retina, and macula. His research focuses on evaluation of intraocular pharmacotherapeutics, application of novel ophthalmic imaging techniques, and evaluation of health care utilization trends in ophthalmology. He sees patients at the USC Eye Institute in Los Angeles and Pasadena.

Awards

Ronald G Michels Fellowship Foundation: Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award, 2005-2006

American Society of Retina Specialists: ASRS Honor Award, 2015-2015

American Academy of Ophthalmology: AAO Achievement Award, 2013-2013

Castle Connolly Top Doctors: Top Doctors Award, 2012-2015

The Best Doctors in America: Best Doctors Award, 2009-2015

Publications

Mandell JB, Kim AY, Shahidzadeh A, Ameri H, Puliafito CA, Moshfeghi AA. Widefield OCT Findings of a Patient With Stellate Nonhereditary Idiopathic Foveomacular Retinoschisis. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016 Aug 1; 47(8):774-7. View in: PubMed

Wood EH, Moshfeghi AA, Nudleman ED, Moshfeghi DM. Evaluation of Visunex Medical's PanoCam(TM) LT and PanoCam(TM) Pro wide-field imaging systems for the screening of ROP in newborn infants. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2016 Aug; 13(8):705-12. View in: PubMed

Vaziri K, Schwartz SG, Flynn HW, Kishor KS, Moshfeghi AA. Eye-related Emergency Department Visits in the United States, 2010. Ophthalmology. 2016 Apr; 123(4):917-9. View in: PubMed

Kashani AH, Zhang Y, Capone A, Drenser KA, Puliafito C, Moshfeghi AA, Williams GA, Trese MT. Impaired Retinal Perfusion Resulting From Vitreoretinal Traction: A Mechanism of Retinal Vascular Insufficiency. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016 Mar 1; 47(3):1-11. View in: PubMed

Brilliant MH, Vaziri K, Connor TB, Schwartz SG, Carroll JJ, McCarty CA, Schrodi SJ, Hebbring SJ, Kishor KS, Flynn HW, Moshfeghi AA, Moshfeghi DM, Fini ME, McKay BS. Mining Retrospective Data for Virtual Prospective Drug Repurposing: L-DOPA and Age-related Macular Degeneration. Am J Med. 2016 Mar; 129(3):292-8. View in: PubMed

Kim EL, Tran JS, Moshfeghi AA. Self-Reported Characteristics of Retina Specialists in the United States. Ophthalmology. 2016 Feb; 123(2):438-40. View in: PubMed

Vaziri K, Schwartz SG, Kishor KS, Fortun JA, Moshfeghi AA, Smiddy WE, Flynn HW. Rates of Reoperation and Retinal Detachment after Macular Hole Surgery. Ophthalmology. 2016 Jan; 123(1):26-31. View in: PubMed

Kashani AH, Lee SY, Moshfeghi A, Durbin MK, Puliafito CA. OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY OF RETINAL VENOUS OCCLUSION. Retina. 2015 Nov; 35(11):2323-31. View in: PubMed

Pershing S, Vaziri K, Albini TA, Moshfeghi DM, Moshfeghi AA. Reply. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug; 160(2):392. View in: PubMed

Witkin AJ, Shah AR, Engstrom RE, Kron-Gray MM, Baumal CR, Johnson MW, Witkin DI, Leung J, Albini TA, Moshfeghi AA, Batlle IR, Sobrin L, Eliott D. Postoperative Hemorrhagic Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis: Expanding the Clinical Spectrum and Possible Association with Vancomycin. Ophthalmology. 2015 Jul; 122(7):1438-51. View in: PubMed

Yehoshua Z, de Amorim Garcia Filho CA, Nunes RP, Gregori G, Penha FM, Moshfeghi AA, Luo H, Kang Z, Sadda S, Feuer W, Rosenfeld PJ. Association Between Growth of Geographic Atrophy and the Complement Factor I Locus. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Jul 1; 46(7):772-4. View in: PubMed

Gregori NZ, Flynn HW, Schwartz SG, Rosenfeld PJ, Vaziri K, Moshfeghi AA, Fortun JA, Kovach JL, Dubovy SR, Albini TA, Davis JL, Berrocal AM, Smiddy WE. Current Infectious Endophthalmitis Rates After Intravitreal Injections of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Agents and Outcomes of Treatment. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Jun 1; 46(6):643-8. View in: PubMed

Yehoshua Z, de Amorim Garcia Filho CA, Nunes RP, Gregori G, Penha FM, Moshfeghi AA, Sadda S, Feuer W, Rosenfeld PJ. Comparison of Geographic Atrophy Growth Rates Using Different Imaging Modalities in the COMPLETE Study. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Apr 1; 46(4):413-22. View in: PubMed

Vaziri K, Moshfeghi DM, Moshfeghi AA. Feasibility of telemedicine in detecting diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. Semin Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 30(2):81-95. View in: PubMed

Vaziri K, Moshfeghi DM, Hernandez-Boussard T, Callaway NF, Moshfeghi AA. Ambulatory surgery center utilization by vitreoretinal surgeons: 1999-2011. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Mar 1; 46(3):355-61. View in: PubMed

Vaziri K, Pershing S, Albini TA, Moshfeghi DM, Moshfeghi AA. Risk factors predictive of endogenous endophthalmitis among hospitalized patients with hematogenous infections in the united states. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 159(3):498-504. View in: PubMed

Vaziri K, Kishor K, Schwartz SG, Maharaj AS, Moshfeghi DM, Moshfeghi AA, Flynn HW. Incidence of bleb-associated endophthalmitis in the United States. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015; 9:317-22. View in: PubMed

Vaziri K, Schwartz SG, Kishor KS, Fortun JA, Moshfeghi DM, Moshfeghi AA, Flynn HW. Incidence of postoperative suprachoroidal hemorrhage after glaucoma filtration surgeries in the United States. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015; 9:579-84. View in: PubMed

Nicholson LB, Kim BT, Jardón J, Townsend-Pico W, Santos C, Moshfeghi AA, Albini TA, Eliott D, Sobrin L. Severe bilateral ischemic retinal vasculitis following cataract surgery. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Jul 1; 45(4):338-42. View in: PubMed

Yehoshua Z, Alexandre de Amorim Garcia Filho C, Nunes RP, Gregori G, Penha FM, Moshfeghi AA, Zhang K, Sadda S, Feuer W, Rosenfeld PJ. Systemic Complement Inhibition with Eculizumab for Geographic Atrophy in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The COMPLETE Study. Ophthalmology. 2014 Mar; 121(3):693-701. View in: PubMed

Cabrera M, Gonzalez A, Albini TA, Rowaan C, Aguilar M, Lee W, Fortun JA, Moshfeghi AA, Flynn HW, Parel JM. Differential flow rate of commercially available triamcinolone with and without preservative through small-gauge needles. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Jan 1; 45(1):54-7. View in: PubMed

Garcia Filho CA, Yehoshua Z, Gregori G, Nunes RP, Penha FM, Moshfeghi AA, Zhang K, Feuer W, Rosenfeld PJ. Change in drusen volume as a novel clinical trial endpoint for the study of complement inhibition in age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Jan-Feb; 45(1):18-31. View in: PubMed

Duker JS, Moshfeghi AA. Ocriplasmin: a medical or surgical therapy? Retina. 2013 Nov-Dec; 33(10):2001-2. View in: PubMed

Vaziri K, Moshfeghi AA, Moshfeghi DM. Fundus findings in chronic granulomatous disease. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Jul-Aug; 44(4):390-2. View in: PubMed

Fijalkowski N, Zheng LL, Henderson MT, Moshfeghi AA, Maltenfort M, Moshfeghi DM. Academic productivity and its relationship to physician salaries in the University of California Healthcare System. South Med J. 2013 Jul; 106(7):415-21. View in: PubMed

Kim BT, Schwartz SG, Smiddy WE, Doshi RR, Kovach JL, Berrocal AM, Moshfeghi AA, Fortun JA. Initial outcomes following intravitreal ocriplasmin for treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Jul-Aug; 44(4):334-43. View in: PubMed

Nunes RP, Gregori G, Yehoshua Z, Stetson PF, Feuer W, Moshfeghi AA, Rosenfeld PJ. Predicting the progression of geographic atrophy in age-related macular degeneration with SD-OCT en face imaging of the outer retina. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Jul-Aug; 44(4):344-59. View in: PubMed

Morales-Canton V, Quiroz-Mercado H, Velez-Montoya R, Zavala-Ayala A, Moshfeghi AA, Shusterman EM, Kaiser PK, Sanislo SR, Gertner M, Moshfeghi DM. 16 and 24 Gy low-voltage X-ray irradiation with ranibizumab therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: 12-month outcomes. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun; 155(6):1000-1008. e2. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA. 8 questions with Dr. Puliafito. Interview by Carmen A Puliafito. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Jan-Feb; 44(1):103-4. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Morales-Canton V, Quiroz-Mercado H, Velez-Montoya R, Zavala-Ayala A, Shusterman EM, Kaiser PK, Sanislo SR, Gertner M, Moshfeghi DM. 16 Gy low-voltage x-ray irradiation followed by as needed ranibizumab therapy for age-related macular degeneration: 12 month outcomes of a 'radiation-first' strategy. Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct; 96(10):1320-4. View in: PubMed

Yeh S, Albini TA, Moshfeghi AA, Nussenblatt RB. Uveitis, the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT), and intravitreal biologics for ocular inflammation. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep; 154(3):429-435. e2. View in: PubMed

Leng T, Jaben KA, Zheng L, Yang J, Paulus YM, Moshfeghi AA, Maltenfort MG, Campbell PG, Ratliff JK, Moshfeghi DM. The influence of medical school and residency training program upon choice of an academic career and academic productivity among otolaryngology faculty in the United States of America: our experience of 1433 academic otolaryngologists. Clin Otolaryngol. 2012 Feb; 37(1):58-62. View in: PubMed

Canton VM, Quiroz-Mercado H, Velez-Montoya R, Lopez-Miranda MJ, Moshfeghi AA, Shusterman EM, Kaiser PK, Sanislo SR, Gertner M, Moshfeghi DM. 24-Gy low-voltage x-ray irradiation with ranibizumab therapy for neovascular AMD: 6-month safety and functional outcomes. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2012 Jan-Feb; 43(1):20-4. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Canton VM, Quiroz-Mercado H, Velez-Montoya R, Lopez-Miranda MJ, Shusterman EM, Kaiser PK, Sanislo SR, Gertner M, Moshfeghi DM. 16-Gy low-voltage x-ray irradiation followed by as-needed ranibizumab therapy for AMD: 6-month outcomes of a "radiation-first" strategy. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Nov-Dec; 42(6):460-7. View in: PubMed

Canton VM, Quiroz-Mercado H, Velez-Montoya R, Lopez-Miranda MJ, Moshfeghi AA, Shusterman EM, Kaiser PK, Sanislo SR, Gertner M, Moshfeghi DM. 16-Gy low-voltage x-ray irradiation with ranibizumab therapy for AMD: 6-month safety and functional outcomes. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Nov-Dec; 42(6):468-73. View in: PubMed

Campbell PG, Lee YH, Bell RD, Maltenfort MG, Moshfeghi DM, Leng T, Moshfeghi AA, Ratliff JK. Medical school and residency influence on choice of an academic career and academic productivity among US neurology faculty. Arch Neurol. 2011 Aug; 68(8):999-1004. View in: PubMed

Campbell PG, Awe OO, Maltenfort MG, Moshfeghi DM, Leng T, Moshfeghi AA, Ratliff JK. Medical school and residency influence on choice of an academic career and academic productivity among neurosurgery faculty in the United States. Clinical article. J Neurosurg. 2011 Aug; 115(2):380-6. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA. Endophthalmitis following intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Semin Ophthalmol. 2011 May; 26(3):139-48. View in: PubMed

Silva RA, Moshfeghi AA, Kaiser PK, Singh RP, Moshfeghi DM. Radiation treatment for age-related macular degeneration. Semin Ophthalmol. 2011 May; 26(3):121-30. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Rosenfeld PJ, Flynn HW, Schwartz SG, Davis JL, Murray TG, Smiddy WE, Berrocal AM, Dubovy SR, Lee WH, Albini TA, Lalwani GA, Kovach JL, Puliafito CA. Endophthalmitis after intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor antagonists: a six-year experience at a university referral center. Retina. 2011 Apr; 31(4):662-8. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Albini TA, Kitchens JW, Leng T, Moshfeghi DM. The vitreous trap: a simple, surgeon-controlled technique for obtaining undiluted vitreous and subretinal specimens during pars plana vitrectomy. Retina. 2011 Feb; 31(2):426-7; author reply 427. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Charalel RA, Hernandez-Boussard T, Morton JM, Moshfeghi DM. Declining incidence of neonatal endophthalmitis in the United States. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan; 151(1):59-65. e1. View in: PubMed

Thayil SM, Albini TA, Nazari H, Moshfeghi AA, Parel JM, Rao NA, Karakousis PC. Local Ischemia and Increased Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Following Ocular Dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e28383. View in: PubMed

Javey G, Moshfeghi AN, Moshfeghi AA. Management of ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysm with intravitreal bevacizumab. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Jul-Aug; 41(4):1-5. View in: PubMed

Javey G, Albini TA, Moshfeghi AA, Kelly KT, Flynn HW. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography appearance of preretinal aggregation of intravitreal antibiotics. Retina. 2010 Jan; 30(1):184-5. View in: PubMed

Cavalcante LL, Cavalcante ML, Murray TG, Vigoda MM, Piña Y, Decatur CL, Davis RP, Olmos LC, Schefler AC, Parrott MB, Alliman KJ, Flynn HW, Moshfeghi AA. Intravitreal injection analysis at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute: evaluation of clinical indications for the treatment and incidence rates of endophthalmitis. Clin Ophthalmol. 2010; 4:519-24. View in: PubMed

Javey G, Moshfeghi AN, Moshfeghi AA. Management of ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysm with intravitreal bevacizumab. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010; 41 Online:e1-5. View in: PubMed

Javey G, Schwartz SG, Moshfeghi AA, Asrani S, Flynn HW. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis isolation from the vitrectomy specimen four hours after initial treatment with vancomycin and ceftazidime. Clin Ophthalmol. 2010; 4:101-4. View in: PubMed

Shirodkar AR, Flynn HW, Alliman K, Lalwani GA, Alabiad C, Moshfeghi AA, Miller D. The comparison of clinical outcomes of endophthalmitis from fluoroquinolone-resistant and susceptible bacteria. Clin Ophthalmol. 2010; 4:211-4. View in: PubMed

Tang J, Rivers MB, Moshfeghi AA, Flynn HW, Chan CC. Pathology of macular foveoschisis associated with degenerative myopia. J Ophthalmol. 2010; 2010. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Nugent AK, Nomoto H, Sanislo SR, Kitchens JW, Moshfeghi DM. Triamcinolone acetonide preparations: impact of crystal size on in vitro behavior. Retina. 2009 May; 29(5):689-98. View in: PubMed

Jockovich ME, Murray TG, Clifford PD, Moshfeghi AA. Posterior juxtascleral injection of anecortave acetate: magnetic resonance and echographic imaging and localization in rabbit eyes. Retina. 2007 Feb; 27(2):247-52. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Rosenfeld PJ, Puliafito CA, Michels S, Marcus EN, Lenchus JD, Venkatraman AS. Systemic bevacizumab (Avastin) therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: twenty-four-week results of an uncontrolled open-label clinical study. Ophthalmology. 2006 Nov; 113(11):2002. e1-12. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Harrison SA, Reinstein DZ, Ferrone PJ. Valsalva-like retinopathy following hyperopic laser in situ keratomileusis. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2006 Nov-Dec; 37(6):486-8. View in: PubMed

Scott IU, Moshfeghi AA, Flynn HW. Surgical management of macular retinoschisis associated with high myopia. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Aug; 124(8):1197-9. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Peyman GA. Micro- and nanoparticulates. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2005 Dec 13; 57(14):2047-52. View in: PubMed

Rosenfeld PJ, Moshfeghi AA, Puliafito CA. Optical coherence tomography findings after an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (avastin) for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2005 Jul-Aug; 36(4):331-5. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Puliafito CA. Pegaptanib sodium for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2005 May; 14(5):671-82. View in: PubMed

Soheilian M, Feghi M, Yazdani S, Anisian A, Ahmadieh H, Dehghan MH, Azarmina M, Moradian S, Moshfeghi AA, Peyman GA. Surgical management of non-metallic and non-magnetic metallic intraocular foreign bodies. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2005 May-Jun; 36(3):189-96. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Harrison SA, Ferrone PJ. Indocyanine green angiography findings in sympathetic ophthalmia. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2005 Mar-Apr; 36(2):163-6. View in: PubMed

Kitchens JW, Flynn HW, Moshfeghi AA, Puliafito CA. Idiopathic macular hole with extensive subretinal fluid: clinical and optical coherence tomography features before and after surgery. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Feb; 139(2):383-6. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Flynn HW, Elner SG, Puliafito CA, Gass JD. Persistent outer retinal defect after successful macular hole repair. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jan; 139(1):183-4. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Banach MJ, Salam GA, Ferrone PJ. Lens-sparing vitrectomy for progressive tractional retinal detachments associated with stage 4A retinopathy of prematurity. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004 Dec; 122(12):1816-8. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Scott IU, Flynn HW, Puliafito CA. Pseudohypopyon after intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection for cystoid macular edema. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Sep; 138(3):489-92. View in: PubMed

Soheilian M, Abolhasani A, Ahmadieh H, Azarmina M, Dehgan MH, Mashavekhi A, Siadat F, Moshfeghi AA, Peyman GA. Management of magnetic intravitreal foreign bodies in 71 eyes. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2004 Sep-Oct; 35(5):372-8. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Awner S, Salam GA, Ferrone PJ. Excellent visual outcome and reversal of dragging after lens sparing vitrectomy for progressive tractional stage 4a retinopathy of prematurity retinal detachment. Retina. 2004 Aug; 24(4):615-6. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Pendergast SD, Hartzer MK, Ferrone PJ. The effects of scleral buckling on young rabbit eyes. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004 Apr; 122(4):473-6. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi AA, Salam GA, Deramo VA, Shakin EP, Ferrone PJ, Shakin JL, Fastenberg DM. Management of macular holes that develop after retinal detachment repair. Am J Ophthalmol. 2003 Nov; 136(5):895-9. View in: PubMed

Peyman GA, Genaidy M, Yoneya S, Men G, Ghahramani F, Kuo PC, Bezerra Y, Nishiyama-Ito Y, Moshfeghi AA. Transpupillary thermotherapy threshold parameters: effect of indocyanine green pretreatment. Retina. 2003 Jun; 23(3):378-86. View in: PubMed

El-Dessouky ES, Moshfeghi AA, Peyman GA, Yoneya S, Mori K, Kazi AA, Moshfeghi DM. Toxicity of the photosensitizer NPe6 following intravitreal injection. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 2001 Jul-Aug; 32(4):316-21. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi DM, Moshfeghi AA, Belafsky PC, Kim G, Sheffler M, Fink AJ, Kastl PR. Mardi Gras eye injury survey, 1998-1999. South Med J. 2000 Nov; 93(11):1083-6. View in: PubMed

Kazi AA, Peyman GA, Unal M, Khoobehi B, Yoneya S, Mori K, Moshfeghi D, Moshfeghi AA. Threshold power levels for NPe6 photodynamic therapy. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 2000 Mar-Apr; 31(2):136-42. View in: PubMed

Moshfeghi DM, Peyman GA, Moshfeghi AA, Khoobehi B, Primbs GB, Crean DH. Ocular vascular thrombosis following tin ethyl etiopurpurin (SnET2) photodynamic therapy: time dependencies. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1998 Aug; 29(8):663-8. View in: PubMed

Peyman GA, Moshfeghi DM, Moshfeghi AA, Khoobehi B. Fluorescent vesicle angiography with sodium fluorescein and indocyanine green. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1996 Apr; 27(4):279-84. View in: PubMed

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