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Search Program Faculty/Research

Ahmad Kheirkhah, M.D.

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Dr. Kheirkhah completed his medical education, ophthalmology residency, and fellowship in Cornea and External Disease in Iran. After a 3-year fellowship in Ocular Surface Disease in Miami, Florid, his practice and research have been focused on ocular surface disease and this has resulted in more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters as well as numerous presentations in national and international conferences. Dr. Kheirkhah is currently an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and an Investigator at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts. His research has spanned ocular surface disease, limbal stem cells, dry eye disease, and ocular surface imaging. In addition, his new ideas in collagen cross-linking have led to filing a patent application. Dr. Kheirkhah is a recipient of the Achievement Award from American Academy of Ophthalmology, Scholarship Award from the Eye Foundation of America, Joseph Swiger Scholarship Award, and Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Award. He is an ad hoc reviewer for more than 20 ophthalmology journals.

Selected Publications

Siatiri H, Mirzaee‑Rad N, Aggarwal S, Kheirkhah A. Combined tenonplasty and scleral graft for refractory pseudomonas scleritis following pterygium removal with mitomycin C application J Ophthalmic Vis Res (in press) 2018 Jan;.

Yin J, Kheirkhah A, Dohlman T, Saboo U, Dana R. Reduced efficacy of low-dose topical steroids in dry eye disease associated with graft-versus-host disease Am J Ophthalmol (in press) 2018 Jan;.

Kheirkhah A, Coco G, Satitpitakul V, Dana R. Subtarsal fibrosis is associated with ocular surface epitheliopathy in graft-versus-host disease Am J Ophthalmol (in press) 2018 Jan;.

Moein HR, Kheirkhah A, Muller RT, Cruzat AC, Pavan-Langston D, Hamrah P. Corneal nerve regeneration after herpes simplex keratitis: An in vivo confocal microscopy study Ocul Surf (in press) 2018 Jan;.

Kheirkhah A,, Satitpitakul V, Syed ZA, Muller R, Goyal S, Tu EY, Dana R. Factors influencing the diagnostic accuracy of laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy for acanthamoeba keratitis Cornea (in press) 2018 Jan;.

Marmalidou A, Kheirkhah A, Dana R. Conjunctivochalasis: a systematic review Surv Ophthalmol (in press) 2017 Jan;.

Satitpitakul V, Kheirkhah A, Crnej A, Hamrah P, Dana R. Determinants of ocular pain severity in patients with dry eye disease Am J Ophthalmol 2017 Jan;179:198-204.

Kheirkhah A, Syed ZA, Satitpitakul V, Goyal S, Muller R, Tu EY, Dana R. Sensitivity and specificity of laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy for filamentous fungal keratitis: role of observer experience Am J Ophthalmol 2017 Jan;179:81-89.

Kheirkhah A, Crnej A, Ren A, Mullins A, Satitpitakul V, Hamrah P, Schaumberg D, Dana R. Patients? perceived treatment effectiveness in dry eye disease Cornea 2017 Jan;36(8):893-897.

Assistant Professor/Clinical Graduate Faculty



M.D., Ahvaz Jundishapur University of the Medical Sciences, 1996


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