Boyd k. vaziri md c.v. (for website)
Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of
Ophthalmology, Indianapolis, IN Medical Internship
Transitional Year Program, Indiana University School of
Medicine, Indianapolis, IN Doctor of Medicine
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood,
Chosen and served as one of only two student interviewers
and voting members of the Committee on Admissions. Bachelor of Arts, History
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Served as a Resident Assistant for two years, performing administrative duties and providing counseling in a residence hall of over 300 students.
Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Active license with the North Carolina Medical Board. VISX™ Physician Advanced CustomVue Certification (LASIK, PRK, Phototherapeutic Keratectomy). Certified on the Ziemer FEMTO LDV™ femtosecond laser and AMO’s IntraLase™ femtosecond laser. Other LASIK certifications include the Allegretto WaveLight® and Zyoptix® laser platforms, and the Hansatome® and Moria microkeratomes.
Surgical & Medical Ophthalmologist
Charlotte Ophthalmology Center for Sight, Charlotte, NC
Practice comprehensive ophthalmology with a surgical focus on cataract & refractive surgery. Performs sutureless topical cataract surgery, implantation of multifocal intraocular lenses (AcrySof ReSTOR® and Crystalens® HD), AcrySof® Toric IOL’s, and monofocal aspheric lenses. Perform limbal relaxing incisions at the time of cataract surgery to reduce corneal astigmatism.
Custom Laser Vision Correction utilizing the Ziemer® Femtosecond LDV™ laser and the VISX® STAR S4 IR® Custom Wavefront Excimer laser.
Experienced with capsular tension rings, pupil expanders and Beehler pupil dilators for zonular insuffiency, IFIS and small pupil cases. Utilize trypan blue ophthalmic solution and various nuclear chopping techniques to assist with complex cataract cases.
Perform blepharoplasty, ectropion and entropion repair, direct eyebrow lifts, and eyelid lesion excision and repair. Perform argon laser pan-retinal photocoagulation and focal grid laser for diabetic retinopathy; Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty, YAG peripheral iridectomies, YAG posterior capsulotomies, the Ex-PRESS™ mini glaucoma shunt and argon laser iridoplasties for glaucoma.
Inject BOTOX for both cosmetic and functional purposes, as well as Juvederm cosmetic dermal filler.
Surgical & Medical Ophthalmologist
Digby Eye Associates, Greensboro & High Point, NC
Practiced comprehensive ophthalmology with emphasis on areas mentioned above with Charlotte Ophthalmology Center for Sight
Served as an Ophthalmology Clinical Instructor for Moses Cone Health System’s Family Practice and Internal Medicine Residency Programs, dedicating approximately ten hours per month teaching and evaluating residents rotating though their ophthalmology elective.
Cardiovascular Associate, Sales & Marketing
Marketed Cardizem CD, Altace, Lescol and Amaryl to cardiologists, internists, and ER physicians in downtown Chicago. Bolstered Chicago’s Cardizem CD market share to make it one of the top ten performing territories in the nation.
ZS Associates (Pharmaceutical Consulting Firm), Evanston, IL
Reorganized the size and structure of client sales forces using sophisticated analytic tools. Integrated third-party vendor data in our methodology to appropriately define the workload and market potential for a given geography.
Implemented tactical plans along with sales district and regional managers.
Asset-Backed Securities, JPMorgan Chase, Chicago, IL
Stratified, organized and analyzed various loan types to be securitized by the bank. Identified individualized securitization structures to optimize pricing of issue and issuance size.
Coordinated the issuance of securities via the commercial paper market along with traders and credit rating agencies.
Sub-Principal investigator in mostly Phase III and IV clinical research trials, including:
• Pfizer’s Xalacom (fixed combination latanoprost 0.005% and
timolol 0.5%) study, “A 12-Week, Randomized, Double-Masked, Parallel Group Comparison of Xalacom™ Given in the Evening, Xalatan® Given in the Evening, and Timolol Given in the Morning in Subjects with Open Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension in the United States.”
• Allergan’s Phase III gatifloxacin acute bacterial conjunctivitis study
“A 6 Day, Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Masked, Parallel Study to Compare the Safety and Efficacy of Gatifloxacin 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution BID with that of Vehicle in the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Conjunctivitis.”
• Glaukos Corporation’s glaucoma device study, “A Study of the
iStent™ Trabecular Bypass Micro Stent in Combination with Cataract Surgery in Subjects with Open-Angle Glaucoma.”
• Allergan’s bimatoprost/latanoprost study “An Eighteen Week,
Multi-Center, Investigator-Masked, Randomized, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Bimatoprost 0.03% (Lumigan®) Ophthalmic Solution Once-Daily (QD) Compared with Latanoprost 0.005% (Xalatan®) Ophthalmic Solution QD Following Six Weeks of Treatment with Xalatan® QD in Subjects with Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension.”
Charles S. Bouchard, MD; Boyd Vaziri, MD
. “Dehiscence of Radial
Keratotomy Wounds Without Globe Rupture Following Explosion Injury.”
Journal of Refractive Surgery, September/October 2001, Volume 17.
W. B. Waters, N. Mohideen, B. Vaziri
, R. Flanigan. “Prognostic factors
for biochemical control after radiation therapy following radical
prostatectomy.” The Journal of Urology, May 2, 2000, Vol. 163, No. 4
(Suppl.), p. 260.
P. Riske, MD; B. Vaziri, BA
; C. Bouchard, MD; A. Ahmad, MD; D.
Anderson, MD; J. Leonetti, MD; S. Creech. “Ocular Complications
Following Acoustic Neuroma Resection.” ARVO poster presentation, May
• American Academy of Ophthalmology • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery • American Board of Ophthalmology • North Carolina Medical Board • Mecklenburg County Medical Society
• Medical Staff, Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, NC • Medical Staff, Presbyterian Hospital Matthews, Matthews, NC • Medical Staff, Charlotte Surgery Center, Charlotte, NC • Medical Staff, Carolinas Surgery Center, Charlotte, NC
EDUCATIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS November 11, 2008
“Innovations in Surgical Glaucoma Care—Canaloplasty and Novel Filtration Surgery.” Featured speaker for a presentation to optometrists at the North Carolina Optometric Society Dinner, Hilton Charlotte University Place Hotel, Charlotte, NC
“Glaucoma in 2008: Smarter Care, Fewer Complications, A Team Approach in Managing Patient Compliance.” Featured speaker for a prostaglandin class/Travatan Z (sponsored by Alcon) presentation to a group of 114 Guilford County Pharmacists at the O’Henry Hotel, Greensboro, NC
“The Devil is in the Details.” Featured speaker discussing cranial nerve disorders at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Triad Chapter, Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC
“Multifocal Intraocular Lenses as a Premium Lifestyle Option.” Featured speaker discussing the salient features of multifocal IOL’s at a Healthsouth Surgical Center Patient Education Forum, Greensboro, NC
“Regional Health Talk” radio show sponsored by High Point Regional Hospital with Max Meeks, WMFR 1230 AM, High Point, NC
• October 4, 2005: Discussed diabetic retinopathy and treatments • January 10, 2006: Glaucoma awareness & new laser treatment
• April 11, 2006: Eye rejuvenation with blepharoplasty, BOTOX • October 24, 2006: Overview of Cataract Surgery and Multifocal
“Utilizing the Optomap® Retinal Exam in the Technologically Advanced Cataract, Refractive or Glaucoma practice.” Featured booth speaker with the Optos Speakers Forum at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
High Point Regional Hospital Diabetes Support Group Talk, featured speaker discussing diabetic retinopathy and its effects on vision, High Point, NC
Moses Cone Family Practice Grand Rounds—Diabetic Retinopathy Lecture to Family Practice residents, Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC
“The Angular Anatomy of the Orbital Strut and its Surgical Implications.” Original research presentation at the Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology Residents’ and Alumni Day, Indianapolis, IN
“Subretinal Tissue Plasminogen Activator Injection and Pneumatic Displacement of Submacular Hemorrhage in Exudative ARMD.” Original research presentation at the Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology Residents’ and Alumni Day, Indianapolis, IN
WORKING AT HIGH ALTITUDE: MEDICAL PROBLEMS, MISCONCEPTIONS, AND SOLUTIONS Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego Owens Valley Radio Observatory, California Institute of Technology (Accepted for publication by The Observatory .) Telescopes are being placed at increasingly high altitudes. The summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii (altitude 4200 m) has been a popular site
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