Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD

Retina specialist

Bio:   Dr. Moshfeghi brings over 14 years of experience to his clinical and surgical practice and is the Director of the Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program, Director of Ophthalmic Telemedicine, Founder and Director of SUNDROP Telemedicine initiative, and Director of Pediatric Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery. He received vitreoretinal surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic and previously ocular oncology training. The diversity of his practice reflects his numerous interests, yet they all coalesce along retino-vascular diseases and their management. He has trained dozens of medical students, residents, and vitreoretinal surgeons and serves on the Surgical Standards Committee for Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship of the American Society of Retinal Specialsists.

His research interests span medical device development, diagnostics, and public health deployment of technology to improve access to quaternary care.


He has extensive clinical and surgical experience in the following ADULT diseases:

•age related macular degeneration

•diabetic retinopathy and edema

•epiretinal membrane (also called macular pucker, preretinal macular fibrosis, cellophane maculopathy)

•macular hole repair

•progressive myopia (also called degenerative or pathologic myopia)

•retinal detachment repair (primary and complications from other repairs performed elsewhere)

•vein occlusion (central and branch)

•vitreomacular traction and adhesion

Similarly, he is an authority on the following PEDIATRIC vitreoretinal diseases:

•retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

•familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR)

•juvenile X-linked retinoschisis

•persistent fetal vasculature (also known as persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous)

•non-accidental trauma (also known as shaken baby syndrome)

•Coats disease

•Incontinentia pigmenti

•Norrie Disease

•Von Hiippel Lindau Syndrome

•Retinal detachment

•Ocular trauma

As of November 1, 2015, Dr. Moshfeghi will only be seeing patients at the Byers Eye Institute. Any patients wishing to arrange an appointment with him should contact Nataly Melendez or Janet Avina at 650-723-6995.
4.6 out of 5
322 Patient Ratings
18 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Neurogenetic Oncology Program

Vitreoretinal and Macular Diseases

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: St Jude Children's Research Hospital (2000) TN
  • Residency: Tulane Medical Center (1999) LA
  • Internship: Tulane Medical Center (1996) LA
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2002) OH
  • Board Recertification, Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2010)
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2000)
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Vitreoretinal Surgery (2002)
  • Fellowship, Univ. Tenn. Memphis/St. Jude, Oncology & Orbital Disease (2000)
  • Ophthalmology, Tulane University, Ophthalmology (1999)
  • Internship, Tulane University, Transitional (Rotating) Internship (1996)
  • MD, Tulane University, Medicine (1995)
  • B.S.Eng., Tulane University, Biomedical Engineering (1991)
  • Medical Education: Tulane University School of Medicine (1995) LA

Honors & Awards

  • Dean's Honor Scholarship, Tulane University (1987-1991)
  • Fellow, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation (2000-2001)
  • Fellow, Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation (2001-2002)
  • ARVO Travel Grant, National Eye Institute (2002)
  • Paul Kayser International Scholar, Pan-American Academy of Ophthalmology (2002)
  • Editor's Choice, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2003)
  • Best Poster, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2007)
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2008)
  • Honor Award, American Society of Retina Specialists (2009)
  • America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers' Research Council of America (2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2009)
  • Best Doctors, Best Doctors, Inc. (2009-2012)
  • America's Top Doctors, Ophthalmology, Castle Connolly Medical, LTD (2012)

Administrative Appointments

  • Founder & Director, Stanford University Network for Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (SUNDROP) (2005 - Present)
  • Director of Vitreoretinal Surgical & Medical Fellowship, Byers Eye Institute, Horngren Vitreoretinal Center, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Stanford University (2009 - Present)
  • Director of Pediatric Vitreoretinal Disease, Byers Eye Institute, Horngren Vitreoretinal Center, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Stanford University (2011 - Present)
  • Director of Telemedicine, Byers Eye Institute, Horngren Vitreoretinal Center, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Stanford University (2011 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

3.8

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Moshfeghi is a world class doctor. I felt safe and well-taken care of. I feel so fortunate to be under his care. He truly is a credit to Eye Institution.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

The doctor has always been a man of few words. In the past my daughter had to ask him to explain the problem I have with my eyes. If she hadn't done that, he would always say, "you are stable" and that was the end of the appointment. We needed to know the extent of my eye problem.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I feel very fortunate to have access to Dr. Moshfeghi. I am very confident in his assessments and recommendations. And he also has a great sense of humor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Generally speaking: It's All Right !

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Having an injection in your eye is not a walk in the park. Dr. Moshfeghi and his staff make sure that every step is handled professionally, with good attention, and I've never had any side effects. My vision is maintained because of these monthly injections and I am grateful.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Moshfeghi is excellent - couldn't be in better hands.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Moshfeghi always put me at ease (and I was -- still am -- very stressed out about what is happening in my unwell eye). He is an active listener and even when the news wasn't good, I would still leave the appointments at peace.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Too rushed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

These people have always provided professional care. They are an extremely busy dept - so one has to be patient.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Mosh was excellent! Post op day 3 took call @ 6 p & 10p.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

I am always confident in this provider.

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4.6 out of 5
322 Patient Ratings
18 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Moshfeghi is a world class doctor. I felt safe and well-taken care of. I feel so fortunate to be under his care. He truly is a credit to Eye Institution.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

The doctor has always been a man of few words. In the past my daughter had to ask him to explain the problem I have with my eyes. If she hadn't done that, he would always say, "you are stable" and that was the end of the appointment. We needed to know the extent of my eye problem.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I feel very fortunate to have access to Dr. Moshfeghi. I am very confident in his assessments and recommendations. And he also has a great sense of humor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Generally speaking: It's All Right !

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Having an injection in your eye is not a walk in the park. Dr. Moshfeghi and his staff make sure that every step is handled professionally, with good attention, and I've never had any side effects. My vision is maintained because of these monthly injections and I am grateful.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Moshfeghi is excellent - couldn't be in better hands.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Moshfeghi always put me at ease (and I was -- still am -- very stressed out about what is happening in my unwell eye). He is an active listener and even when the news wasn't good, I would still leave the appointments at peace.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Too rushed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

These people have always provided professional care. They are an extremely busy dept - so one has to be patient.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Mosh was excellent! Post op day 3 took call @ 6 p & 10p.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

I am always confident in this provider.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Without any explanations or caring, he asked me to see other physician for possible CANCER!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Moshfeghi is a terrific doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Moshfeghi is very attentive to all my questions and concerned and he showed it by referring me to specialist eye doctors e.g., for pain behind eye & cataract surgery.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I've been Dr. Moshfeghi's patient for almost 10 years. He's an astute, skilled, empathetic doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

All were helpful and courteous.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

It was very good.