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Dr. Sohrab Curriculum Vitae

Education:

B.A., May 2005, Barnard College (New York, NY), Biological Sciences
M.D., May 2010, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York, NY), Medicine

Post Graduate Education and Training:

Intern, Preliminary Medicine, June 2010-June 2011, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital (New York, NY)
Resident, Ophthalmology, July 2011-July 2014, Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
Fellow, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), July 2014-July 2016, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)

Work Experience:

Owner & Attending Physician, Mahsa A Sohrab MD PLLC, May 2019-Present (Westchester, NY)
Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University Department of Ophthalmology, May 2019-Present (New Haven, CT)
Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology and Director of Oculoplastic Surgery, Yale University Department of Ophthalmology, July 2017-May 2019 (New Haven, CT)
Instructor in Oculoplastic Surgery, Yale University Department of Ophthalmology, April 2017-July 2017 (New Haven, CT)
Oculoplastic Surgery and General Ophthalmology, September 2016-April 2017, Rye Eye Associates (Rye, NY)

Medical Licensures/Certifications:

Medical License, July 2014-present, Maryland (active), May 2016-present, New York and Connecticut (active)
Certified on LenSX and Catayls Femtosecond Laser Systems (2014-present)
American Board of Ophthalmology Board Certification (2015-present)
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Certification (2018-present)

Professional Society Memberships:

2005-2010, Member, American Medical Association (AMA)
2005-2010 , Member, American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
2008-Present, Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
2011-Present, Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
2014-Present, Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Honors and Awards:

2002, Helen Marie Carlson French Prize for student who writes the best composition in fourth-term French (New York, NY)
2005, Helen R. Downes Prize for student who shows greatest promise of distinction in medicine or the medical sciences, Barnard College (New York, NY)
2005, Magna Cum Laude, Barnard College (New York, NY)
2008, Research to Prevent Blindness Medical Student Grant Award (New York, NY)
2009, Best Clinical Research, American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
2012, National Eye Institute Travel Grant for the ARVO Annual Meeting
2012, Selected for the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Resident Retreat
2015, Invited Speaker, Wilmer Current Concepts in Ophthalmology
2015, Invited Speaker, Wilmer Nursing Conference
2016, Invited Speaker, Wilmer Nursing Conference

Local and National Service:

2008-2010, Member, ARVO Members-In-Training Committee
2008-2010, Volunteer, Lighthouse International (New York, NY)
2008-2011, Member, Young Leadership Committee, Lighthouse International (New York, NY)
2013-2014, Member, Patient Care Committee, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL)

Grant Support:

2008, Research to Prevent Blindness Medical Student Grant Award (completed)
2012, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness Research Grant (completed)

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  1. Smith RT, Sohrab MA, Busuioc M, Barile G. Reticular Macular Disease. Am J Ophthal 2009;148:733-43.
  2. Sohrab MA, Allikmets R, Guarnaccia M, Smith RT. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis for Stargardt Disease. Am J Ophthal 2010;149:651-5.
  3. Smith RT, Sohrab MA, Pumariega N, Chen Y, Chen J, Lee N, Laine A. Dynamic Soft Drusen Remodeling in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Br J Ophthalmol 2010;94:1618-23.
  4. Smith RT, Sohrab MA, Pumariega NM, Mathur K, Haans R, Blonska A, Uy K, Despriet D, Klaver K. Drusen Analysis in a Human-Machine Synergistic Framework. Arch Ophthalmol 2011;129:40-7.
  5. Pumariega NM, Smith RT, Sohrab MA, LeTien V, Souied EH. A Prospective Study of Reticular Macular Disease. Ophthalmology 2011;118:1619-25.
  6. Smith RT, Merriam JE, Sohrab MA, Pumariega NM, Barile G, Blonska AM, Haans R, Madigan D, Allikmets R. Complement Factor H 402H Variant and Reticular Macular Disease. Arch Ophthalmol 2011;129:1061-6.
  7. Sohrab MA, Smith RT, Fawzi AA. Imaging Characteristics of Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Seminars in Ophthalmology 2011;26:156-66.
  8. Sohrab MA, Smith RT, Salehi-Had H, Sadda SR, Fawzi AA. Image Registration and Multimodal Imaging of Reticular Pseudodrusen. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52:5743-8.
  9. Horowitz S, Sohrab MA, Fawzi AA. Retinal Manifestations of Renal and Connective Tissue Diseases. International Ophthalmology 2012;52:93-105.
  10. Sohrab MA, Wu K, Fawzi AA. A Pilot Study of Morphometric Analysis of Choroidal Vasculature In Vivo, Using En Face Optical Coherence Tomography. PLoS One 2012;11:e48631.
  11. Sohrab MA, Fawzi AA. Review of En-Face Choroidal Imaging Using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Medical Hypothesis, Discovery and Innovation Ophthalmology Journal 2013;2:69-73.
  12. Xu L, Blonska AM, Pumariega NM, Bearelly S, Sohrab MA, Hageman GS, Smith RT. Reticular Macular Disease is Associated with Multilobar Geographic Atrophy in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Retina 2013;33:1850-62.
  13. Sohrab MA, Lissner GS. Comparison of Fasanella-Servat and Small Incision Techniques for Involutional Ptosis Repair. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2015.
  14. Simonett J, Sohrab M, Pacheco J, Armstrong L, Rzhetskaya M, Smith M, Hayes G, Fawzi A. A Validated Phenotyping Algorithm for Genetic Association Studies in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Scientific Reports 5 2015.
  15. Sohrab MA, Abugo U, Merbs S. Management of the Eye in Facial Paralysis. Facial Plastic Surgery 2015;31:140-4.
  16. Sohrab MA. Ipilimumab: Orbitopathy: Case Report. Reactions Weekly 2015;1535:136.
  17. Li E, Distefano A, Sohrab MA. Periorbital edema secondary to emactuzumab treated with topical 2.5% phenylephrine. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 2019, 47(6):800-1.
  18. Li E, Distefano A, Sohrab MA. Acute Sterile Canaliculitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Ophthal Plastic Reconstr Surge 2019;35(1):e8-9.

Books & Book Chapters:

  1. Smith RT, Sohrab M, Xu L, Peretta, L. “Automated Retinal Image Analysis in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.” Emerging Technologies in Retinal Diseases, Ed. Saxena S and Sadda SR. Jaypee Medical Publishers, 2009.
  2. Sohrab MA, Fawzi AA. “En Face Imaging of Reticular Pseudodrusen.” En Face OCT Atlas, Ed. Bruno Lumbroso and David Huang, 2012.
  3. Sohrab MA, Goren M. “Mosaic Degeneration.” Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology, Ed. Schmidt-Erfurth U. Springer Publishers, 2014.
  4. Sohrab MA, Goren M. “Thermal Cautery.” Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology, Ed. Schmidt-Erfurth U. Springer Publishers, 2014.
  5. Li E, Distefano A, Sohrab MA. “Thyroid Eye Disease.” Thyroid Disorders. Ed. Raman PG. InTech Open, 2018 (In Preparataion).

Abstracts and/or Proceedings:

  1. Smith RT, Sohrab M, Pumariega N, Chen Y, Busuioc M. Dynamic Remodeling of Soft Drusen in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2009;50:E-Abstract 3451.
  2. Sohrab MA, Barile G, Xu L, Perretta L, Allikmets R, Merriam JE, Zernant J, Mirochnik B, Smith RT. Association of Homozygous High-Risk Alleles in Complement Factor H and ARMS2 with Drusen Staging of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2009;50:E-Abstract 3451.
  3. Smith RT, Sohrab MA, Barile G, Allikmets R, Xu L, Perretta L, Merriam JE, Zernant J. Gene-Gene Interaction Between Complement Factor H and ARMS 2 in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). 2009 Retina Congress Abstract.
  4. Blonska AM, Haans R, Pumariega NM, Sohrab MA, Merriam JE, Allikmets RA, Smith RT. Association of High-Risk Alleles in Complement Factor B, Complement Factor H, And ARMS2 With Reticular Macular Disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010;51:E-Abstract 1270
  5. Pumariega NM, Sohrab MA, Busuioc M, Smith RT. Correlation of Reticular Macular Disease and Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010;51:E-Abstract 4947.
  6. Salehi-Had H, Sohrab MA, Smith T, Sadda SR, Fawzi AA. Characterizing the Lesion of Reticular Pseudodrusen Utilizing Multimodality Imaging with Image Registration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010;51:E-Abstract 319.
  7. Sohrab MA, Tsang S, Greenberg J, Duncker T, Sparrow J, Delori F, Smith RT. Absolute Autofluorescence (AbsAF) Measurements in Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010;51:E-Abstract 1369.
  8. Sohrab MA, Wu Katherine, Labriola L, Smith RT, Fawzi AA. Choroidal Thickness In Vivo Using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Reticular Pseudodrusen (RPD) and Normal Eyes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2012;53:E-Abstract 2121.
  9. Sohrab MA, Lissner GS. Comparison of Fasanella-Servat and Small Incision Techniques for Involutional Ptosis Repair. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2013;54:E-Abstract 6376.
  10. Sohrab MA, Lissner GS. Internal versus External Approaches for Involutional Ptosis Repair. AAO Abstract 2013.
  11. Sohrab MA, Birnbaum A, Sidiropoulos M, Polatnick L, Volpe N. Much-Ado About Acute Vision Loss. North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 2014 Annual Meeting, Frank B. Walsh Presentation (accepted).
  12. Sohrab MA, Pacheco JA, Hayes G, Smith ME, Fawzi AA. Algorithm Development for Electronic Medical Record (EMR)-Based Classification and Staging of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2014;55:E-Abstract 2210.
  13. Sohrab MA, Merbs SL, Grant MP, Rivera R, Mahoney N. Accuracy of Bone Removal Using Pre-Operative Planning and Intra-Operative Navigation. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting 2015.
  14. Distefano A, Li E, Sohrab M. Necrotizing Orbital Disease Secondary to Streptococcus Constellatus. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting 2017.
  15. Li E, Hafez N, Distefano A, Sohrab M. Topical Phenylephrine in the Treatment of Periorbital Edema Secondary to Immunotherapy. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting 2017.

Other Brief Communications:

  1. Sohrab MA, Desai RU, Chambers CB, Lissner GS. Re: “Drug-Induced Graves Disease From CTLA-4 Receptor Suppression” Letter to the Editor. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2013;29:239-40.
  2. Sohrab MA, Fawzi AA. Re: “Co-Localization of Pseudodrusen and Subretinal Drusenoid Deposits Using High-Density En Face Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography” Correspondence. Retina 2015;35:e48-9.