Dr. Darius M. Moshfeghi is Professor and Chief of the Retina Division at the Horngren Family Vitreoretinal Center, Byers Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Moshfeghi received training in biomedical engineering as an undergraduate at Tulane University in New Orleans, followed by medical school, internship, and ophthalmology residency also at Tulane. Subsequently he performed fellowships in ocular oncology and orbital disease, followed by a 2-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Cole Eye Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He was introduced to the concept of wide-angle imaging and its potential for telemedicine in pediatric retinal disease while treating patients with retinoblastoma at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He is an internationally-recognized expert in pediatric vitreoretinal disease and pediatric retinal telemedicine. He has dedicated his career to using telemedicine and digital technology to prevent blindness in children.

He founded the Stanford University Network for Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (SUNDROP) program in 2005, and today it remains the oldest and largest telemedicine screening program for ROP in the United States. He has developed a national telemedicine screening program for Mednax with Stanford Univerisity for ROP called TELEROP. He has worked with industry both in a consultative and creative-founder role to develop wide-angle imaging camera technology as well as deep learning classifier platforms for the identification of disease in healthy term newborn infants. Dr. Moshfeghi recently identified linkage between newborn retinal hemorrhages and intracranial hemorrhages in this population, opening up a new avenue of research.

He is actively involved in entrepreneurial activities, serving as a founder and a director of Pr3vent, Placid0, dSentz, and Promisight. He is actively engaged in promoting telemedicine to expand access of eye care and vision for all. He currently serves on the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Telemedicine Working Group and previously sat on the AAO's ROP Telemedicine Task Force Panel. Additionally he is a founding member of the Collaborative Community on Ophthalmic Imaging a collaboration between stake holders and the FDA which was established by Mark Blumenkranz here at Stanford University.

He has collaborated extensively with the pharmaceutical industry in oversight (Alcon and Novartis Data Safety Monitoring Committees for Brolucizumab, Novartis Safety Review Committee Brolucizumab), steering committees (Regeneron Butterfleye, Bayer Photographic Committee for Firefleye, Iconic Therapeutics, Pykus), and drug development (Alexion).

Finally, Dr. Moshfeghi is interested in medical training and mentoring of individuals pursuing careers in medicine and biomedical spaces. He was the founding director of the Stanford Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Disease Fellowship and remains actively engaged in the day-to-day training of the fellows and works extensively with medical students (and has served as a MedScholars mentor for many students) and visiting fellows.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Tulane University School of Medicine Registrar (1995) LA
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation Heart Center (2002) OH
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (2000)
  • Fellowship: St Jude Children's Research Hospital (2000) TN
  • Residency: Tulane Medical Center (1999) LA
  • Internship: Tulane Medical Center (1996) LA
  • Board Recertification, Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2010)
  • 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)

Honors & Awards
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2008)
  • America's Top Doctors, Ophthalmology, Castle Connolly Medical, LTD (2012-2019)
  • America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers' Research Council of America (2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2009)
  • ARVO Travel Grant, National Eye Institute (2002)
  • Best Doctors, Best Doctors, Inc. (2009-2017)
  • Best Poster, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2007)
  • Dean's Honor Scholarship, Tulane University (1987-1991)
  • Editor's Choice, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2003)
  • Fellow, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation (2000-2001)
  • Fellow, Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation (2001-2002)
  • Honor Award, American Society of Retina Specialists (2009)
  • Outstanding Tulane Eye Alumnus, Department of Ophthalmology, Tulane University School of Medicine (2014)
  • Paul Kayser International Scholar, Pan-American Academy of Ophthalmology (2002)
  • Retina 150 Innovators, Ocular Surgery News (8/10/16)
  • Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2015)
  • Senior Honor Award, American Society of Retina Specialists (2013)

Administrative Appointments
  • Chief of Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery & Medical Diseases, Byers Eye Institute, Horngren Vitreoretinal Center, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Stanford University (2011 - Present)
  • Chief of Retina Division: Vitreoretinal Surgery & Medical Diseases, Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine (2017 - Present)
  • Director of Ophthalmologic Telemedicine, Byers Eye Institute, Horngren Vitreoretinal Center, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Stanford University (2011 - 2017)
  • Founder & Director, Stanford University Network for Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (SUNDROP) (2005 - Present)
  • Founder, Director of Vitreoretinal Surgical & Medical Diseases Fellowship, Byers Eye Institute, Horngren Vitreoretinal Center, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Stanford University (2009 - 2017)


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Practice Locations

Retinal and Macular Diseases Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Byers Eye Institute Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Very experienced and conmfortable giving me shots in the eye.
Fair because I believe that he is a capable physician, poor because of the lack of time he has to put a patient's mind at rest and because getting on his schedule is very difficult.
Have never seen anything better
Dr Moshfegi has taken care of me for last 15 years and thanks to his care I still have vision
Good service.
very good
They were very competent and always polite.
Best back of the eye doctor ever!
Outstanding young Doctor!
very good
He has taken very good care for over 10 years.
Perfect, the best doctor I met
Very excellent Doctor
perfect, cannot be better
The very best!
Dr. has gotten better. At first he was not in and out maybe because of too many patients.
Dr. Moshfeghi is a excellent and caring doctor.
Please pass on our appreciation to Dr. Moshfeghi and his team. They are the best!
couldn't have been more satisfied
Perfect, cannot be better!
These appointments are very short. Sometimes the visit is so rushed that it feels like, "Wham, bam, thank you mam." I trust that the provider is making the right decisions for my care however I don't often feel that I have a clear grasp on what is happening in my eyes. There ae several tests done while I am there and I never personally see the results and am not walked through changes from visit to visit.
The best!
The doctor is very professional and is very skilled
He is fantastic.
Please pass on our deep appreciation to Dr. Moshfeghi. Thanks for his caring, treatments & compassionate.
Dr. Moshfeghi is an excellent physician and a kind, caring man who makes this troubled world a better place.
He is the best!
I'd like to Thank Dr. Moshfeghi very much again for his caring and kindness. He's one of the best doctors I've ever had. Please pass my appreciation on him!
Dr. Moshfeghi has always treated my questions with respect, and answered them with clear explanations or likelihoods represented by the % of patients with differing experiences.
Dr Moshfeghi is efficient and takes the time to answer my questions.
Dr. Moshfeghi was very busy, but courteous & worth waiting for! He is always very caring & professional.
The best doctor in the world, cannot be better, perfect!
Trust in the doctor is everything
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. M as my EYE SIGHT PROTECTOR!
Always takes time to explain any questions asked
Above any expectation, perfect!
Great experience - Dr. Moshfeghi is my favorite doctor! Please thank him for me!
Great courtesy and professionalism, yet still efficient. It all took less than half an hour.
All services were excellent and all persons were very professional and courteous.
It could not be better- The doctor is perfect
very good
"He is outstanding" simply the best!
very good
Exceptional, above all expectations
Dr. MOSHFEGHI is awesome
Dr Moshfegi has been taking care of me for last 14 years. Thanks to his correct diagnosis & treatment I still have vision and a good quality of life. I really appreciate his taking care of me during Covid
Always been good
Very professional doctor
dr. MOSHFEGHI is awesome.
thank you Dr Moshfeghi
Dr. Moshfeghi is absolutely fabulous . amazing person with so much care and concern . I always feel like I am his only patient !!
Dr. Moshfeghi is one of the bet doctors we've ever had. He's very kind, very professional & very caring. We're so fortunate to have him be our doctor. Please pass on our deep appreciation to him.
top doc
very good
Dr. Moshfeghi is a superb physician; absolutely at the top of his field--he's looked after me for the past 10 years: it is immensely reassuring to know that he is a part of the Stanford/Byers team.
Very good.
Dr. D. Moshfeghi is SO CARING!
Dr. Moshfeghi is an outstanding specialist, professional, friendly and caring.
Dr. Moshfeghi is one of the best physicians I have ever had. He is professional, knowledgeable, kind and caring. I feel so lucky to have him be my doctor. Thank you, Dr. Moshfeghi!!
Top of the line (great).
very good
Dr. Moshfeghi is a top notch physician and kind, caring man. I'm always astounded how well he manages an extremely heavy caseload.
received respectable service
He is the best, perfect
Feel I am getting good care
I have deep confidence and appreciation for Dr Moshfeghi s knowledge and care.
Dr. Moshfeghi is tremendous and I am very fortunate to be under his care .
Dr Moshfegi has provided care for 13 years....thanks for his care I still can read and take care of myself
I have full trust in Dr. Moshfeghi to provide the best and most up to date treatment. He always answers any questions I have. He is very professional and engaged in what he is doing, even though he does it often.
Darius (last name too long to spell) is extraordinary. "Very good" is a gross understatement in all regards!
Dr. Moshfeghi is outstanding. He saved my vision! Follow up visits are always great!
very good
very good
This is continuing ongoing treatment. (injection for hemorrhaging or the retina) It's in and out with very little dialog. Very short on conversation, but he does get the job done.
The best doctor I've ever met!
I think Dr. Moshfeghi is an awesome doctor and surgeon. I'm happy he is one of my doctors.
I've seen Dr. Moshfeghi many years. He's one of best doctors I've ever had. Thanks so much for his caring and treatment.
Dr. Mosfeghi was wonderful - professional and caring
Dr. Moshfeghi is one of best eye doctors I've ever had. Thank you, Dr. Moshfeghi!
Dr. Moshfeggi is the best!
Dr. M's bedside manner and open and approachableness is much appreciated.
I feel like I'm in good hands with Dr. Moshfeghi and his team. I trust he will take the best route to help in my treatment and care.
Very good.
Dr. Moshfeghi is a compassionate and caring professional who I would highly recommend as a doctor and surgeon. He is brilliant and highly skilled in what he does yet still maintains being human. He earned my trust and I know he will do his best for my circumstances because of his unique attributes and outlook. He is someone that recognizes that "hope" is also important.
My problem with Stanford are the outrageous prices the hospital charges. I need to find another provider. How can anyone afford you?
Very good Dr.
I got the time I needed & my doctor is fantastic. I'm lucky to have him! But there's so much of a time limitations based on case load. (He did not complain. Someone else told me this.)
very good
dr moshfeghi does not spend much time with me, but that's ok. he said he saw nothing to worry about, so that is all i need to hear.
Terrific, the very best I could dream about!
There is an online comment to the effect that Dr. Moshfeghi has poor communication skills. I think this is unfair and outdated. It seems to me he has been making a special effort to see that any patient questions are answered.
NP Ms. Bryant was exceptional in all attributes required from a care provider
always has good answers to my concerns; explains well
excellent doctor; very professional and friendly
Yes highly recommended.
Best doctor experience ever.
I LOVE Dr Moshfeghi. Would recommend him to anyone. He very kindly answered my questions about other issues I am having besides to do with my retina as well.
The very best doctor
very good
Although I did not spend a great deal of time with the doctor, I did receive enough without feeling rushed or that the time was insufficient. We discussed the past, present and future care and symptoms I had and may have, and what could be done. He gave me excellent advice, which I followed up on immediately when I arrived home. He gave me confidence in the future. Though the prognosis wasn't the best, he showed me how to do and get the best with it. I am grateful.
Dr. Darius Moshfeghi is worth the long drive - I trust his expertise and always leave feeling reassured.
No new decisions were needed.
purpose was annual checkup. All service was courteous and professional!!
I have complete confidence in Dr. Moshfeghi.
Dr. Moshfeghi is the best! besides providing excellent care, thoroughly explains everything and truly cares about his patients. Thanks to him, I still have my sight.
very friendly and professional
very good
I highly recommend Dr. Darius Moshfeghi as a retina specialist as he is caring and compassionate in his work. He listened to my concerns and explained to me what needed to happen in order to address them. He pointed out the complexity of my case while also earning my trust. I am thankful for his recommendation.
All fair.
I am very pleased with Dr. Moshfeghi.
Thanks to Dr Moshfegi I have eyesight for last 10 years....his correct diagnosis & treatment helped me have eyesight till now.
We had sent a message earlier in the week to say that we had a list of questions and issues. All questions were answered.
Good kind people
Always the very best, thorough exam
very very happy with my care and the Eye clinic is always very nice
outstanding doctor- professional, friendly - compassionate- the Bests!
Dr. Moshfeghi is very wonderful.
This time, I got more response and information from the resident! The doctor is usually excellent, but this time he was very distracted, and uncommunicative.
great Doctor Moshfeghi
Dr Moshfeghi is always excellent
very good
Dr. Moshfeghi - the best!
All excellent
Dr. Moshfegi has been taking very good care of my eyes for last 10 years. Because of his diagnosis & care I am able to have the vision I still have. Thanks
Dr. M is amazing and I'm so glad he's my doctor.
No complaints. I am very pleased and more than satisfied with my visits here.
The best doctor, perfect!
It was late in the day Doctor seemed like he just wanted to get out of the exam room ASAP!
Dr. Moshfeghi always takes the time to answer questions ... and there is no doubt about his concern. This is very much appreciated.
Dr. Moshfeghi is excellent and I trust I am in good, expert care with him.
I was really impressed with the care and concern given here.
very good
Dr Moshfeghi is very nice and knowledgeable. He shows concern on the questions I brought up about my mom. and explain to me in detail.
Thanks to Dr Moshfegi's care for last 10 years, I still have vision to lead a good quality life.
Dr. M was very thorough and put me at ease. I look forward to having him as my eye doctor.
excellent care given to me by all medical staff
very good
they showed concern and gave me hope.
Always very professional, skilled care.
great Dr. Darius Moshfeghi
very ggood
Dr. Moshfeghi is consistently friendly, thorough and explaines everything about the procedure, what to expect, what to do if I experience a problem or changes. He truly cares about my health and it shows.
Dr. Moshfeghi is professional, friendly and caring. I trust his judgement and value his attention.
The best treatment possible, perfect doctor!
I think Dr. Moshfeghi is fantastic & very knowledgeable.
I am very appreciative of the excellent care that I have received from Dr. Moshfeghi.
I have been under Dr. Moshfegi's care for last over 10 years. Thanks to Dr Moshfegi's knowledge, experience, care, and concern I still have my eyesight which allows me to have good quality of life. Without his care, I would be blind by now.
Dr Moshfeghi is very friendly and nice. He is knowledge and take care of my mom very well.
Very comfortable meeting.
Dr. seems to be in a hurry.
the doctor was really nice & friendly
The Dr. Moshfeghi probably just hates patients and/or people in general. He spent with me about 5 min, did not explain anything, though printed me a paper, which mentioned that I have about six problems...Now, I'm googling it, trying to understand what's going on and will go to see another doctor, but this time not at Stanford...which is totally overrated. Totally pathetic experience.
Dr Moshfeghi is an outstanding ophthalmologist. Explains things very well, very professional and friendly. Would recommend him highly. Problem is that he in such high demand that I need to make appts very far ahead of time.
Dr Moshfeghi is very nice and very responsive. He always pick up the phone when there is anything urgent I need to talk to him. And he is very knowledgeable. The only thing I hope is able to spend a little more time during the office visit to ask questions or explains my worries.
The helpers in this department are very kind and considerate. The M.D. is superb.
always excellent care
I don't feel that the doctor spent enough time explaining my condition or giving me a chance to ask questions. He had to rush to do a procedure. A lot of wasted time waiting for a technician for testing which took away from actual time with the doctor.
Dr. Darius M. Moshfeghi is an outstanding physician. I have had retinal surgery with him on a previous occasion, and he has treated my wet macular degeneration condition for the past seven years. Stanford Health Care is fortunate in having him on its staff, as I am fortunate to have his medical skills and personal spirit treating my medical condition.
Perfect confidence in the whole experience.
Medical care must be the very best available. I am very satisfied.
Very, very pleased the care & service that I received.
I will recommend dr Moshefeghi to any of my friends. he is an excellent physician. some times I wish he can spend more time with me . explains to me what cause my improvement or deteriation
Thanks to Dr Moshfegi's treatment for my eyes - I still have vision and better quality of life
Dr. M is excellent!
Good experience
I'm very pleased with him, I just wish I had seen him first!
The timing is efficient. I benefit because the whole length of the visit is shorter and efficient too.
First visit after after takinging overer for for my long-time retinal specialistdt who recently left the Stanford staff. I was pleased to be assigned to Dr. M's care because I was already aware of his excellent reputation.
Dr. Moshfeghi was great. He made me feel like he was my personal "Concierge Doctor." I had the ideal patient experience.
I've been treated before by Dr. Moshfeghi before, as always his professionalism and diagnostic skills are excellent. I have complex set of eye problems I appreciate the team of Dr. Moshfeghi and Standford Eye Clinic.
I've been dr. Moshfeghi's patient for about 10 years. He has consistently been caring, skilled, and insightful. I consider him an exceptional doctor. I'm lucky to be his patient.
Have been seeing Dr Moshfegi for almost 10 years - thanks to his efforts and care provided, I have eyesight The Nursing staff has also provided very good service too.............
was very happy to meet dr lin and confident in his care
Dr. Moshfeghi and his staff are excellent professionals. I am fortunate to have access to their care.
very good
My M.D. is first class. Please hang on to him for us.
My high regard for Dr. Moshfeghi remains high throughout my 11 years under his care.
Dr Moshfeghi is skilled , caring , exceptional MD
Dr. Moshfeghi is a fantastic doctor and he's taken excellent care of me and saved my sight. I've been seeing for over fuve years now.
Dr. Darius Moshfeghi is an excellent doctor at the top of his field. I consider myself lucky to have him as my eye doctor.
Routine monthly injection. Everyone alert. All went well.
very good
Thanks Dr. Moshfeghi for your treatment.
Both providers were excellent. They helped see again. I recommend the to all of my friends.
The visit was very well organized. The Physician and the Assistant were well organized and considerate.
Big fan of DMM.
It was a good experience. I have confidence in Dr. Moshfeghi and his staff.
Once again, a very busy but well-run department.
Superb clinician.
excellent experience
Dr was a good listener
Darius is terrific - - so are the nurses!
Thanks to Dr. Moshfegi's correct diagnosis and treatment, I am able to have a good quality of life. He is very kind and always takes time to answer any questions or concerns I have
Dr. Moshfeghi is a great doctor and I have confidence in him but he is very busy and so the time I have with him is short and seems rushed. I would like more unrushed time.
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.
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.
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.
Generally speaking: It's All Right !
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.
Dr. Moshfeghi is excellent - couldn't be in better hands.
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.
Too rushed.
These people have always provided professional care. They are an extremely busy dept - so one has to be patient.
Dr. Mosh was excellent! Post op day 3 took call @ 6 p & 10p.
I am always confident in this provider.
Without any explanations or caring, he asked me to see other physician for possible CANCER!
Dr. Moshfeghi is a terrific doctor.
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.
I've been Dr. Moshfeghi's patient for almost 10 years. He's an astute, skilled, empathetic doctor.
All were helpful and courteous.
It was very good.

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