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Syed Shah

Syed Mahmood Ali Shah MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Syed Mahmood Ali Shah, MD, is a Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. A graduate of the Aga Khan University in Pakistan, Dr. Shah came to the United States and was involved in the pioneering research which led to the anti-VEGF treatment revolution. He then pursued his clinical training in ophthalmology with a residency at the Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester followed by a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He later joined Wilmer Eye Institute as faculty with a focus on retinal dystrophies and understanding eye care disparities between the developed and developing world.  

Dr. Shah is currently working at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he is involved in clinical trials, genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics and international health projects. He is developing new and novel treatments for heredity retinal diseases and collaborating with eye care centers in Pakistan to study the delivery of eye care and use of artificial intelligence to lower costs and increase efficiencies on a global scale.