|Emile Sharifi is one of a few multi-fellowship trained, board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in multiple fields of ophthalmology in the entire country. He is thrilled to return to the Central Valley, where he completed a portion of his medical school training. Dr. Sharifi is passionate in his pursuit of providing outstanding patient care that is marked by compassion and understanding. After completing his Undergraduate education at UCLA, he went to the highest ranked medical school in the western USA, UCSF. Subsequently, he completed his residency training at the highest volume trauma center in the western USA, University of Washington, Seattle. At UW he also trained under the tutelage of one of the past presidents of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and one of the past presidents of the American Uveitis Society. He then embarked on a year-long humanitarian experience overseas in the ORBIS International flying eye hospital, which took him to innumerable countries to teach eye surgery to local surgeons in the developing world. After a year of humanitarian service he completed fellowship in Ocular Inflammation & Immunology at the oldest, largest, and busiest eye hospital in North America: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Finally, he obtained an additional fellowship at the University of Southern California in anterior segment surgery, cornea & refractive surgery.
|Dr. Sharifi brings high level expertise and deep devotion to patient care to the Central Valley. In addition to being one of a few Ophthalmologists in the entire country to have completed multiple prestigious fellowships, he also has served as a faculty member at USC since 2015, making him the only private practice Ophthalmologist in the Central Valley with an ongoing academic appointment. He presents at international conferences and has published in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals including presentations at ARVO, ASCRS, and AAO. Prior to taking the helm at Valley Eye Institute in Fresno, CA, Dr. Sharifi was the head of the busiest corneal crosslinking program in the west coast at a large tertiary care center based in Los Angeles. He brings expertise to the Central Valley that were not available prior to his arrival. In his free time Dr. Sharifi enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, roasting his own coffee beans, hiking the local mountains, and cooking a good meal with his loved ones.