Dr. Amadi was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in New York City. He earned his bachelor’s degree in three years from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He completed his medical degree at State University of New York at Syracuse. Following his internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital Medical Center, he completed his residency in ophthalmology at New York University Medical Center. He completed two fellowships including Eye Pathology and Ocular Oncology at Harvard Medical School and another in Oculofacial Surgery at the University of Washington.

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Undergraduate Education: BS, Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,1992
Medical School: MD, State University of New York-Syracuse, 1996
Internship: Transitional, St. Joseph’s Hospital Medical Center, 1997
Residency: Ophthalmology, New York University Medical Center, 2000
Fellowship: Eye Pathology and Ocular Oncology, Harvard Medical School, 2001, Oculofacial Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2003
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2002
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), King County Medical Association (KCMA)
Sub Specialty Societies: American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

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Academic Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr. Amadi’s clinical interests include orbital and ophthalmic/facial plastic surgery, ophthalmic pathology and genetics of ptosis.

Research Focus

Dr. Amadi’s research focuses on ophthalmic pathology.


Awards & Honors

1990-1992 Dean’s List, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

1995 Dean’s Letter of Commendation – MSIII State University of New York, Health Sciences Center at Syracuse

1999 Bausch and Lomb Travel Grant for Young Investigators, CLAO, New York University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.


Almond M, Cheng A, Schiedler V, Sires B, Most S, Amadi AJ. Decompression of the Orbital Apex: An Alternate Approach to Surgical Excision for Radiographically Benign Orbital Apex Tumors. Accepted for publication in Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Herlihy EP, Rubin BP, Amadi AJ. Primary myoepithelioma of the orbit in an infant. J AAPOS. 2009 Jun;13(3):303-5 

Winn BJ, Smith SD, Garcia DD, Jian-Amadi A, Sires BS. Prospective randomized comparison of external dacryocystorhinostomy with and without silicone intubation. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan;95(1):152 

Garcia DD, Heran MK, Amadi AJ, Rootman J. Low outflow distensible venous malformations of the anterior orbit: presentation, hemodynamic factors, and management. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan-Feb;27(1):38-43

Peckinpaugh JL, Winn BJ, Barrett RV, Jacobsen DW, Sires BS, Meyer DR, Jian-Amadi A.  Isolated squamous cell carcinoma of the orbital apex.  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May;28(3):e72-4

Primary Clinical Office

Eye Institute at Harborview

Harborview Medical Center
908 Jefferson St., 7th Floor
Seattle, WA
Clinic Phone: 206-744-2020
Clinic Fax: 206-897-4320

Mailing Address:
Box 359608
325 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Academic Phone: 206-543-7250


Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Oncology and Ocular Tumors