ANAHITA ABAZARI, O.D, M.A
Phone: 301-***-**** Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: **** ***** ****** *****, ***** Chase, MD 20815
Highly motivated optometrist seeking employment in the DMV metropolitan region, with state licenses in Maryland and Virginia. Recently moved from Texas to Bethesda, Maryland.
WILMINGTON VA HOSPITAL EYE CLINIC Wilmington, DE
Residency in ocular disease July 2018- June 2019
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY (SALUS UNIVERSITY) Philadelphia, PA
Optometry Student Fall 2014 – Spring 2018
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY Baltimore, MD
Masters of Science Spring 2011 – Summer 2013
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY Baltimore, MD
Bachelors of Science Spring 2009 − Fall 2010
THE LASIK VISION INSTITUTE, EL PASO/SAN ANTONIO, TX January 2021- current
●Trained in refractive surgery procedures, candidacy criteria, and pentacam interpretations.
●Working close with surgeons for pre-op post-op care and managing post op complications.
DRISHTI KIDZ AND FAMILY EYE CARE, EL PASO TX October 2021- July 2022
●During my time at Drishti Kidz, I had the chance to obtain a strong skill set in pediatric optometry.
●Performed comprehensive medical exams, including emergency visits.
●Routine pediatric exams including glasses and soft/toric/multifocal CL fitting.
●Worked closely with OMD to manage complex pediatric eye pathologies.
●Managed 5-6 patients per hour with full staff support of certified technicians.
OPTOMETRIST, MARYLAND EYECARE CENTER, MD November 2020-October 2021
●Performed comprehensive medical exams, including diabetic eye examination, emergency visits, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Examining referrals from other primary care for thyroid ocular exam, plaquenil use, autoimmune condition, pituitary adenoma, and other systemic conditions with ocular manifestations.
●Performed routine pediatric and family exams including glasses and soft/toric/multifocal CL fitting.
●Worked closely with OMD to manage ocular diseases.
●Managed 6-8 patients per hour with full staff support of certified technicians.
OPTOMETRIST, VISUAL HEALTH, VA July 2019 - October 2021
●Performing comprehensive and medical exams, including but not limited to contact lens fitting, diabetic eye examination, emergency visits, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
●Routine pediatric and family exams.
●Managed 2-3 full exam patients and 1-2 follow up exams per hour.
OPTOMETRIST, NATIONAL VISION, PA Oct 2018 – June 2019
●Performing routine vision exams and CL fitting in addition to emergency visits and contact lens related complications.
●Pediatric and family exams.
●Managed 5-6 full exam patients and 1-2 follow-up exams per hour.
OPTOMETRY RESIDENT, WILMINGTON VA HOSPITAL, DE July 2018 – June 2019
●Comprehensive examinations, commonly managing glaucoma, AMD, and diabetic patients.
●Extensive training on co-managing patients with vascular, neurological, and immunological diseases.
●Co-managed patients with general ophthalmologists, glaucoma, retina, cornea specialist in addition to rheumatologist, endocrinologist, radiologist, oncologist, hematologist, neuro and vascular surgeon when needed.
●Ordering indicated testing and imaging such as carotid ultrasound, CT, MRI, and lab work as indicated.
INTERN, THE EYE DESIGN, CLINTON, MD Nov 2017 - Feb 2018
●Focused on specialty lenses and dry eye management.
●Contact lens fitting including scleral lenses and ortho-K.
●DES management including the use of blephEx, lipiflow, lipiscan, and scleral lens.
●Observed surgeries such as dacryocystorhinostomy, blepharoplasty, dacryolyth excretion, PRK and LASIK.
INTERN, VISIONARY EYE DOCTORS, ROCKVILLE, MD Aug 2017 - Nov 2017
●Perform routine examinations
●Observed variety of surgeries; pterygiectomy, partial and full thickness corneal transplants, chalazion/cyst excision, and cataract surgery
INTERN, VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER, MARTINSBURG, WV May 2017 - Aug 2017
●Worked closely with ophthalmology and retina team to co-manage patients
INTERN, TOTAL VISION, PIKESVILLE, MD Feb 2017 - May 2017
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Nov 2011 - Aug 2012
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, MD Project: inducing the remaining stem cells at the epiphysis section of the tibial growth plate to grow in mice and rats.
Potential Application: alternative treatment for arthritis
•Poster presentation at Southern Council of Optometrists (SECO), “Bilateral NAION Post Heart Surgery,” Feb 2019, New Orleans, LA
•Member of AOA, AAO, 2015-present
•Phi theta Kappa Scholar, 2008-2009
NON-CLINICAL/ ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
•Teaching Assistant for Clinical Skills, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Sep 2015- Feb 2017
•Teaching Assistant for Cellular Biology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD, Feb 2013 - May 2013
●Jennifer Ramirez, Center manager at LVI, contact: email@example.com
●Dr. Gary Legault, OMD,Virtual Medical Director at US Department of Defense, contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
●Dr. Sapna Tibrewall, pediatric OM.D, owner of Drishti kids eyecare, contact: email@example.com
●Dr. Saman Ghahremani. M.D, owner of Maryland Eye Care Center, MD, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
●Dr. Ashish Chhitwal, Owner of Visual Health Doctor of Optometry, VA, Contact: email@example.com
●Dr. Lisa Stottlemyer Chief of the eye clinic at Wilmington VA Hospital, DE, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
●Dr. Rajni Acharya, Chief of residency at Wilmington VA Hospital, DE, Contact: email@example.com
●Dr. John Burns, Former president of Maryland Optometric Association, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
●Dr. Joseph Misera, Admin of the optometric clinic at Martinsburg VA hospital, Contact: email@example.com
●Dr. Fritz Allen, Former President of Haitian Ophthalmological Society, Contact: Office phone number; 301-***-****