Dr. Rezaei completed his vitreoretinal fellowship at the Associated Retina Consultants in Phoenix, Arizona. He performed his residency at the Department of Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Rezaei has extensive research background in macular degeneration from both the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University. His research has resulted in publications in prestigious peer reviewed journals and was presented at national meetings.

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Medical School:                       Azad University, Tehran, Iran, 2001

Post Graduate Education:       

Internship:                               General Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 2009

Residency:                               Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Vanderbilt University, 2012

Fellowship:                              Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship, Associated Retina Consultants, 2014

Board Certification:                  American Board of Ophthalmology, 2014–         

Memberships:                          American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2009

Sub specialty memberships:    The American Society of Retina Surgeon 2012


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Clinical Interests

 Dr. Rezaei’s clinical interests include the management of complex retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, and age related macular degeneration.

     Research Focus

 Dr. Rezaei’s research includes: development of new generation of optical coherance tomography in diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration and vein occlusion.     

Awards & Honors

2010                 Selected to attend the 5th annual Heed Foundation Resident’s Retreat

2006                 Illinois Society to Prevent Blindness Research Grant

2005                 Illinois Society to Prevent Blindness Research Grant


Kasra A. Rezaei,Hassanain S. Toma, JiyangCai, John S. Penn, Paul  Sternberg, and Stephen, Kim. Reduced Choroidal NeovascularMembrane  Formation in Cyclooxygenase-2 Null Mice. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Feb 3;52(2):701-7.

Schoenberger SD, Kim SJ, Sheng J, Kasra Rezaei,Lalezary M, Cherney E. Increased prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels in Proliferative diabetic retinopathy, and correlation with

VEGF and inflammatory cytokines. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012. Aug 27;53(9):5906-11. doi: 10.1167/iovs.12-10410.

John Kuchtey, Kasra A. Rezaei,PimkwanJaru-Ampornpan, Paul Sternberg, Jr. M.D., Rachel Kuchtey, M.D., Ph.D. Multiplex Cytokine Analysis Reveals Elevated Concentration of Interleukin-8 in Glaucomatous Aqueous Humor. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Dec;51(12):6441-7.

Milam A. Brantley Jr., Melissa P. Osborn, Barton J. Sanders, Kasra A. Rezaei, Pengcheng Lu, Chun Li,JiyangCai, and Paul Sternberg Jr. Plasma biomarkers of oxidative stress and genetic variants in age-related macular degeneration. Am J Ophthalmol.2011 Oct 28.

Kasra A. Rezaei, Chen Y, Cai J,Sternberg P Jr. Zip2, a zinc transporter protein, modulated Nrf2 - Dependent Zntioxidant Function in the RPE. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Apr;49(4):1665-70.

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