The Power List 2017
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Director of the Ocular Imaging Center at USC Roski Eye Institute, ARCADIA, CA, USA
A clinician-scientist developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic methods to treat retinal diseases, Kashani is the principal investigator for a number of ongoing trials of stem cell therapies for the treatment of AMD. He’s also investigating the use of advanced imaging spectroscopy and OCT methods to improve the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases, and recently co-authored a book entitled ‘Optical Coherence Tomography and OCT Angiography: Clinical Reference and Case Studies.’
An advocate for continued NIH funding for research into blinding eye diseases, he testified in front of the US Congress in 2016 to highlight International Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Week and to argue for continued NIH funding support. Kashani and his wife recently had their third child – and with three children under five, his aim is to spend time with his family when not in the clinic or the lab.