Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, M.D., M.Sc., is an associate professor of ophthalmology in residence and director of the glaucoma imaging research laboratory in the department of ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He received his medical degree from the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran and completed his first ophthalmology residency at the same university, followed by clinical fellowship training at Institut de Glaucome in Paris, France, and a research fellowship at Yale University.
After serving in academics for six years in universities in Iran, Nouri-Mahdavi came back to UCLA as an international fellow and visiting assistant professor in 2002. During the same period, he obtained a master of science degree in clinical research at UCLA. Following that, he completed his second residency at the University of California, San Diego. He joined the faculty at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute in 2009.
Nouri-Mahdavi’s research focuses on functional and structural measurements and surgical outcomes in glaucoma. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award, the American Glaucoma Society MAPS Grant Award, the American Glaucoma Society Early and Mid-Career Clinician Scientist Awards, the Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation Center for Prevention of Eye Disease Award, a CTSI seed grant for study of gait in glaucoma patients, and an ongoing study supported by an NIH K23 award on detection of glaucoma progression with spectral domain optical coherence tomography.
Nouri-Mahdavi is a clinician-scientist who continues to teach and publish extensively. He frequently lectures at national and international meetings and has published more than 65 articles in the field of glaucoma. He is currently a member of the American Glaucoma Society’s International Education Committee, the American Academy of Ophhtalmology’s Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee, and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research