Ahmad Aref, MD, Ophthalmology, Chicago, IL, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

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Ophthalmology Chicago, IL

Cataract Related, Glaucoma Related

Medical Director & Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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Summary

  • I am a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and glaucoma surgical procedures.

    Complete bio:
    http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/cms/One.aspx?pageId=15403049

Education & Training

  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    University of Chicago Booth School of BusinessMBA, Finance, 2013 - 2018
  • University of Miami Hospital & ClinicFellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Glaucoma, 2010 - 2011
  • Penn State University
    Penn State UniversityResidency, Ophthalmology, 2007 - 2010
  • St John Hospital and Medical Center
    St John Hospital and Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 2006 - 2007
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineClass of 2006
  • The University of Michigan
    The University of MichiganB.S., Microbiology, 1998 - 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2011 - 2023
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2010 - 2022
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2007 - 2010
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Departmental "Rising Star" Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary, 2014
  • Reay of Hope Award ASCRS, 2014
  • MAPS Award American Glaucoma Society, 2011
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Evaluation of the Optic Nerve and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer in Myopic Individuals  
    Aref AA, Budenz DL, U.S. Ophthalmic Review, 1/1/2012

Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Practice Preferences in the Management of Uveitic Glaucoma
    Aminlari A, Scott IU, Papachristou GC, Callahan C, Aref AA, IOVS, ARVO, 1/1/2014
  • Outcomes of Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery in Uveitic Glaucoma
    Huh ES, Sambhara D, Aref AA, Vajaranant TS, Wilensky JT, IOVS, ARVO, 1/1/2014
  • Outcomes of Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery in Uveitic Glaucoma (Scientific Poster Presentation)
    Huh ES, Sambhara D, Aref AA, Vajaranant TS, Wilensky JT, The American Ophthalmological Society 2014 Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 1/1/2014
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Lectures

  • Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery & Advanced Glaucoma 
    Chicago, IL - 6/18/2014
  • Angle-Closure Glaucoma 
    Chicago, IL - 6/18/2014
  • Glaucoma and Ocular Surface Disease 
    Chicago, IL - 6/18/2014
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Other

  • Digital Imaging of the Optic Nerve, Retinal Nerve Fiber layer, and Macula in the Diagnosis and Management of Glaucoma 
    Aref AA, Ophthalmic Photographers' Society Webinar Series
    7/17/2014
  • Applying the Evidence on OSA and Glaucoma 
    Aref AA, Ophthalmology Management
    1/1/2013
  • Two Techniques May Help Manage Tubal Retraction Associated with Glaucoma Drainage Implants 
    Aref AA, Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition
    1/1/2013
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Authored Content

  • Noninferiority Trials Confirm the IOP Benefits of Once-Daily Latanoprostene BunodFebruary 2018
  • Noninferiority Trials Confirm the IOP Benefits of Once-Daily Latanoprostene BunodFebruary 2018

Press Mentions

  • Regular Exams Urged to Thwart Glaucoma
    Regular Exams Urged to Thwart GlaucomaJanuary 28th, 2019
  • Drinking Hot Tea Linked to Lowered Glaucoma Risk
    Drinking Hot Tea Linked to Lowered Glaucoma RiskJanuary 2nd, 2018
  • Refractive Surgical Practices in HIV-Positive Persons
    Refractive Surgical Practices in HIV-Positive PersonsNovember 11th, 2008

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations