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Maryam Tahvildari

Assistant Professor

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Maryam Tahvildari



Dr. Maryam Tahvildari received her medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences following which she moved to the United Stated to join Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School as a postdoctoral fellow. At Schepens, Dr. Tahvildari studied the immunobiology of corneal transplantation under the mentorship of Dr. Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSC and published 10 peer reviewed articles, presented at multiple national and international conferences and was awarded travel grants from the National Eye Institute and the Tear Film Ocular Surface Society. She then moved on to pursue Ophthalmology Residency at the Kresge Eye Institute (KEI) in Detroit, MI. During residency, Dr. Tahvildari pursued her research interests focusing on the immunopathogenesis of autoimmune uveitis. She received David Barsky, MD Research Award at the Kresge Eye Institute Annual Clinical Conference for two years in a row. She was also awarded Kresge Eye Institute Lawrence Stocker, M.D. Award, recognizing the most compassionate resident physician. Having found her deep interests in cornea and anterior segment pathologies and surgeries, Dr. Tahvildari then completed a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, where she also served as the Chief fellow. She was then recruited to KEI and Wayne State University as a clinical-scholar and attended as faculty at Kresge for two years before relocating to the Northeast with family. During her time as faculty, Dr. Tahvildari served the population of Detroit metropolitan area; she also enjoyed teaching and mentoring ophthalmology residents and started multiple lines of research including studying the role of the regulatory immune system in ocular surface homeostasis and corneal epithelial healing, molecular diagnosis of infectious keratitis, and investigating new treatment strategies for preservation of corneal endothelium. She will be joining Yale School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as faculty. Her passion is to provide highest quality care for patients while teaching residents and pursuing her research interests.


  • Board Certification
    AB of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (2022)

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