Parisa Emami-Naeini, M.D., M.P.H.

Parisa Emami-Naeini, M.D., M.P.H.



Vitreoretinal Surgery



  • Director of the Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation Service
  • Assistant Professor


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Cadillac Drive Facility

77 Cadillac Dr., Suites 101 & 120
Sacramento, CA 95825
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-6602
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr Emami is a vitreoretinal surgeon and uveitis specialist at UC Davis Eye Center. She specializes in both medical and surgical management of various retinal diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, retinal degeneration, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and uveitis.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Emami's research interests include retinal imaging, pathogenesis and management of ocular inflammation/uveitis. 




M.D., M.P.H., Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2009

Internship: Metro West Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Framingham MA 2012-2013


Ophthalmology, Kresge Eye Institute Wayne State University, Detroit MI 2013-2016


Uveitis, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland OH 2018-2019

Vitreoretinal Surgery, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2016-2018

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Retina Specialists

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Honors and Awards

UC Davis Innovative Development Award, 2021

American Uveitis Society Travel Grant, 2019

Women in Retina Travel Grant, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2017

Ophthalmology Times Research Scholar Honoree Program Award, 2017

Noel Endowment Award, UC Davis Medical School, 2017

Resident Teaching Award, Kresge Eye Institute, 2016

Outstanding Resident Research Award, Kresge Eye Institute, 2016

Select Recent Publications

Yiu G, Emami-Naeini P. Inverted hypopyon. JAMA. 2019.

Emami-Naeini P, Yiu G. Medical and surgical applications for the suprachoroidal space. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2019.

Emami-Naeini P, Deaner J, Ali F, Gogte P, Kaplan R, Chen K, Nudleman E, Grewal D, Gupta M, Wolfe J, Klufas M, Yiu G for the Academic Vitreoretinal Training Centers Study Group. Pneumatic Retinopexy Experience and Outcomes of Vitreoretinal Fellows in the United States: A Multicenter Study. Ophthalmol Retina. 2018.

Emami-Naeini P, Vuong V, Tran S, Morse L, Moshiri A, Park S, Yiu G. Outcomes of pneumatic retinopexy performed by vitreoretinal fellows for retinal detachment. Retina. 2017.

Maryam Tahvildari M, Parisa Emami-Naeini, Masahiro Omoto, Alireza Mashaghi, Sunil KChauhan, Reza Dana. Treatment of donor corneal tissue with immunomodulatory cytokines: a novel strategy to promote graft survival in high-risk corneal transplantation. Sci Rep. 2017.

Emami-Naeini P, Dohlman T, Omoto M, Hattori T, Chen Y, Lee HS, Chauhan S, Dana R. Soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-3 suppresses allosensitization and promotes corneal allograft survival. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014.

Emami-Naeini P, Ragam A, Bauza A, Soni N, Langer P, Zarbin M, Bhagat N. Characteristics, outcomes, and prognostic indicators of fall-related open globe injuries. Retina. 2013.

Bauza A, Emami-Naeini P, Son J, Langer P, Zarbin M, Bhagat N. Work-related open-globe injuries: demographics and clinical characteristics. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2013.

Bauza A, Emami-Naeini P, Soni N, Holland B, Langer P, Zarbin M, Bhagat N. A 10-year review of assault-related open-globe injuries at an urban hospital. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013.