September 2018


ASCRS educator spotlight: Majid “Amir” Moarefi, MD

by Denise Monasterio ASCRS Marketing and Communications Manager

Majid “Amir” Moarefi, MD

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) is a member-led organization. Much of the education, information, and other offerings are developed by anterior segment specialists for anterior segment specialists. The success of the organization is highly impacted by the continued dedication and volunteerism from the individuals who serve as educators.
Every month, we feature one of these member volunteers. We will introduce you to individuals who have contributed to the society’s outstanding education, helping members strengthen their skills and sharpen their expertise, and provide better care to patients.
This month’s spotlight member is Majid “Amir” Moarefi, MD.
In 2016, Dr. Moarefi was awarded a Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Legislative Fly-In scholarship and traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the annual event. He joined 24 other ASCRS members in visiting Capitol Hill to meet with their local senators and representatives.
That experience spurred Dr. Moarefi’s continued and active involvement in ASCRS. Dr. Moarefi is now an eyeContact and eyePAC donor. He is also an active member of the ASCRS Government Relations Committee.
Outside of government relations, Dr. Moarefi has presented papers and posters at several ASCRS• ASOA Annual Meetings. He has been involved in educational seminars, attended meetings, and participated in wet labs. Dr. Moarefi first heard about ASCRS through his residency program. “Over the years, I learned how ASCRS has stretched its reach in so many directions for the betterment of ophthalmology,” he said. “Through education, service, and volunteering, ASCRS provides opportunities and access for ophthalmologists seeking more.”
Dr. Moarefi became interested in ophthalmology in medical school during his first rotation. “I got chills after the surgery was done,” he said. “I fell in love with the surgical precision and depth of knowledge needed to take care of vision.”
Dr. Moarefi will soon be joining fellow ASCRS member Donald Serafano, MD, at the Eye Physicians of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. The two met during the 2016 Legislative Fly-In. Dr. Moarefi most recently completed a fellowship at the Cleveland Eye Clinic. He received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has two master’s degrees in biomedical sciences and healthcare and management administration.
As a senior resident he was elected as the Residency Wellness Representative and was decorated with awards and scholarships.
He is an active member of ASCRS and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
Dr. Moarefi was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has a passion for volunteering domestically and internationally. He enjoys traveling and has worked at various medical clinics around the world.
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