Neda Shamie, MD is a renowned LASIK, cataract, and corneal surgeon, partner of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in Los Angeles, Medical Editor of Ophthalmology Times, and a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She was previously the Medical Director of the USC’s Doheny Eye Institute in Beverly Hills.
Dubbed by her patients as the “Cataract Queen,” Dr. Shamie’s expertise is sought out by clients from around the globe who seek extraordinary results. Recognized as one of the world’s top ophthalmologists, she has been voted by peers annually for inclusion on Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors”, Los Angeles Magazine’s “Top Doctors”, and Southern California’s “SuperDoctors.”
During her tenure at the Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Shamie was the first surgeon in the Northwest to offer both artificial corneal transplantation and DMEK surgery. Recognized as an expert in complex vision correction surgery, Dr. Shamie has coauthored over 50 publications on the topics of cataract surgery and corneal transplantation, written many chapters for surgical textbooks, and has led international lectures, courses, and seminars teaching colleagues about the advances in vision correction surgery. In 2017, the American Academy of Ophthalmology awarded her the Senior Achievement Award for contributions to the education of other eye surgeons. She has trained and instructed over 500 surgeons and has personally performed over 10,000 vision correction surgeries.
Dr. Shamie has made numerous appearances online and on television: From CNN & Good Morning America after performing the first artificial cornea transplant in Oregon, to making the rounds explaining Chronic Dry Eye, refractive surgery, and cataract surgery on shows like “The Doctors”. She also teamed up with Oscar winner Marisa Tomei to help raise awareness for Dry Eye and was featured on Refinery29 performing LASIK.
She is an active member of numerous ophthalmic societies, has served on the Cornea Clinical Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, was the President of the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology, and serves on the Forbes Health Advisory Board. Dr. Shamie has two young daughters and is married to her college sweetheart, Sia Daneshmand, who is the head of Urologic Oncology at USC.