Having completed his fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Marvasti specializes in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery that includes advanced techniques in cataract surgery and LASIK.
Dr. Marvasti completed his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and received his ophthalmology training at the University of California, San Diego, Shiley Eye Institute where he was chief resident. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
“Being an ophthalmologist is not a job, it’s a calling. I truly enjoy taking the time to understand my patients’ visual needs, use my training, skills, and our cutting-edge technology to enhance their quality of life, and cherish the trust that I’m given in the process.”
With a passion for volunteering, teaching, and clinical research, Dr. Marvasti has been involved in numerous mission trips and volunteers locally to offer free vision screening with the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic. His love of teaching garnered him the Shiley Eye Institute Resident Teaching Award and he has received a number of research awards in various fields. Dr. Marvasti is currently a volunteer faculty at the UCLA department of ophthalmology teaching students, residents, and fellows.
2009 Bachelor of Science, Physiological Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Doctor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
2014-2015 Internship, Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University, Department of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA
2015-2018 Residency, Ophthalmology, Shiley Eye Institute, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2017-2018 Chief Resident, Ophthalmology, Shiley Eye Institute, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2018-2019 Fellow in Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California,
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2020 American Board of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Refractive Surgery Alliance Society
Volunteer Clinical Instructor, UCLA Department of Ophthalmology, Los Angeles, CA
Staff Ophthalmologist, St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, CA
Marvasti AH, Chen KC, Ferreyra HA, Falardeau J. “Acquired Unilateral Scotoma.” Surv Ophthalmol 2017 [Epub ahead of print]
Abe RY, Diniz-Filho A, Zangwill LM, Gracitelli CP, Marvasti AH, Weinreb RN, Baig S, Medeiros FA. “The Relative Odds of Progressing by Structural and Functional Tests in Glaucoma.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2016:421-8
Marvasti AH, Berry J, Sibug ME, Kim JW, Huang AS. “Anterior Segment Scleral Fluorescein Angiography in the Evaluation of Ciliary Body Neoplasm: Two Case Reports.” Case Rep Ophthalmol 2016:30-38
Rosen P, Boer E, Gracitelli CP, Diniz-Filho A, Marvasti AH, Medeiros FA. “A Portable Platform for Evaluation of Visual Performance in Glaucoma Patients.” PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0139426
Lisboa R, Meira-Freitas D, Tatham AJ, Marvasti AH, Sharpsten L, Medeiros FA. “Use of Statistical Analyses in the Ophthalmic Literature.” OPHTA. 2014:1-5
Tatham AJ, Meira-Freitas D, Weinreb RN, Marvasti AH, Zangwill LM, Medeiros FA. “Estimation of Retinal Ganglion Cell Loss in Glaucomatous Eyes with a Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014;55:513-522
Marvasti AH, Tatham AJ, Zangwill LM, Girkin CA, Liebmann JM, Weinreb RN, Medeiros FA.
“The Relationship between Visual Field Index and Estimated Number of Retinal Ganglion Cells in Glaucoma.” PLoS ONE. 2013;8(10):e76590
Marvasti AH, Tatham AJ, Weinreb RN, Medeiros FA. “Heidelberg Edge Perimetry for the Detection of Early Glaucomatous Damage: A Case Report.” Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2013;4(3):144-150