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Bita Asghari, OD

Bio

Dr. Asghari joined BostonSight in August 2017. She completed her Doctorate in Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry, graduating summa cum laude. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Northridge, graduating cum laude. Prior to her joining BostonSight, Dr. Asghari completed her post-doctoral residency in Cornea & Contact Lens and Ocular Disease from The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. There, she completed additional training with emphasis in binocular vision disorders and low vision.

During her residency, Dr. Asghari specialized in managing patients with a variety of ocular surface diseases and corneal conditions using complex contact lens designs. In addition, she was involved in clinical research as an investigator studying the role of scleral lens wear in the management of a spectrum of dry eye diseases.

Dr. Asghari was a Poster Winner for her presentation at the Heart of America Eye Care Congress in 2017. She is also the recipient of the Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence and the VSP/AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship.

Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Experience

 

08/2017 to current            BostonSight PROSE Provider

                                         BostonSight – Needham, MA

                                             Management of severe ocular surface

                                             diseases

                                             BostonSight PROSE Clinical

                                             Fellowship

 

07/2016 to 06/2017          Cornea and Contact Lens/ Ocular

                                         Disease Resident

                                         The Ohio State University Havener Eye

                                         Institute – Columbus, OH

                                             Comprehensive eye care

                                             Specialty contact lens fitting

                                             Manage ocular surface disease

                                             Manage binocular vision disorders and

                                             low vision rehabilitation

                                             Academic research

 

01/2017 to 05/2017         Optometrist

                                        Target Optical – Columbus, OH

                                             Comprehensive patient care including

                                             contact lens management

 

05/2015 to 05/2016        Clinical Externships

                                       University Eye Center of Los Angeles – Los

                                       Angeles, CA

                                       Tucson Veterans Affairs Hospital – Tucson,

                                       AZ

                                       Eye Care Center at SCCO – Fullerton, CA

                                       Cedars Sinai Medical Group – Beverly

                                       Hills, CA

 

EDUCATION

2016                               Doctor of Optometry: Optometry

                                       Southern California College of Optometry

                                       (SCCO) - Fullerton, CA

                                       Graduated Summa Cum Laude

 

2011                               Bachelor of Science: Environmental and

                                       Occupational Health

                                       California State University Northridge -

                                       Northridge, CA

                                       Graduated Cum Laude

 

PRESENTATIONS

03/2017                          Presentation

                                       “Scleral Lens for Management of Ocular

                                       Surface Disease in cGVHD” 

                                       OSU Ophthalmology Grand Rounds” -

                                       Columbus, OH

02/2017                          Poster

                                       “Scleral Lens for Management of Ocular

                                       Surface Disease in cGVHD”

                                       Heart of America Eye Care Congress

                                       (HOAECC) - Kansas City, MO

01/2017                          Poster

                                       “Scleral Lens for Management of Ocular

                                       Surface Disease Following Penetrating

                                       Keratoplasty in a Patient with SJS”

                                       Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS)

                                       - Las Vegas, NV

 

10/2017                          Poster and presentation

                                       “Never Too Late for the Oblate”

                                       East West Eye Conference- Cleveland, OH

 

02/2016                          Presentation “Neuromyelitis Optica”

                                       Orange County Retina - Fullerton, CA

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

02/2017                          Heart of America Eye Care Congress 2017

                                       Poster Winner

05/2017                          Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence-

                                       SCCO

2013 to 2016                  Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Honors Society

                                       student

10/2015                          VSP/AOF Practice Excellence

                                       Scholarship- SCCO

11/2009                          Recognition of Outstanding Leadership &

                                       Excellence- CSUN

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/ LEADERSHIP

2015 to Current              Member, American Academy of Optometry

2012 to current               Member, American Optometric Association

08/2013 to 05/2014        Co-President, Omega Delta Professional

                                       Fraternity

2013 to 2016                  Member, Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK), 

                                       International Optometric Honor Society

2012 to 2016                  Student Member, Student Volunteer

                                       Optometric Services for Humanity

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

02/2014, 11/2014        Volunteer

                                    Student Volunteer Optometric Services to 

                                    Humanity- Mexico and El Salvador

                                       Provide eye care in rural areas of    

                                       South American countries.

10/2013, 05/2014       Volunteer

                                   Special Olympics- Los Angeles, CA

                                        Provide vision screenings for athletes.

Senior Staff

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Gene Guselli, President and CEO
Gene Guselli, President and CEO

Gene P. Guselli
President and CEO

Melinda Kimball, Human Resources and Payroll Manager
Melinda Kimball, Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Melinda Kimball
Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Ilene Knopping, Director of the BostonSight® Network
Ilene Knopping, Director of the BostonSight® Network

Ilene Knopping
Director of the BostonSight® Network

Darlene Riordan, Clinical Manager
Darlene Riordan, Clinical Manager

Darlene Riordan
Clinical Operations Manager

Tara Stepanian, Manager of Annual Giving Progrmas
Tara Stepanian, Manager of Annual Giving Progrmas

Tara Stepanian
Manager of Annual Giving Programs

Olga Tomashevaskaya, Director of Engineering
Olga Tomashevaskaya, Director of Engineering

Olga Tomashevskaya
Director of Engineering

Sara Yost, Chief Financial Officer
Sara Yost, Chief Financial Officer

Sara Yost
Chief Financial Officer

Staff

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Colin Bateman
Colin Bateman

Lab Technician

Pedro Araujo
Pedro Araujo

Pedro Araujo
Lab Technician

Manoel Carvalho
Manoel Carvalho

Manoel Carvalho
Lab Manager

Artur Barbosa
Artur Barbosa

Artur Barbosa
Lab Technician

Lynn Carter
Lynn Carter

Lynn Carter
Senior Patient Claims Representative

Kerri Cruz
Kerri Cruz
Rita DeFlaminis
Rita DeFlaminis

Rita DeFlaminis
Returning Patient Affairs Coordinator

Elizabeth Gibson
Elizabeth Gibson

Elizabeth Gibson
Clinic Technician

Daniel Gosselin
Daniel Gosselin

Daniel Gosselin
Lab Technician

Sabrina Grankewicz
Sabrina Grankewicz

Sabrina Grankewicz

Durable Medical Equipment Coordinator

Yudit Guzman
Yudit Guzman

Yudit Guzman
Lead Ophthalmic Technician

Kim Levin
Kim Levin

Klimenty Levin
Software/Systems Engineer

Nancy Lemist
Nancy Lemist

Nancy Lemist
Clinical Support Manager

David Loomis
David Loomis

David Loomis
Financial Administrator

Isabell Ofgant
Isabell Ofgant

Isabell Ofgant
Patient Claims Representative

 

Sue Sharer
Sue Sharer

Sue Sharer

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Loren Stead
Loren Stead

Loren Stead
Patient Insurance Coordinator

Heidi Wolfe
Heidi Wolfe

Heidi Wolfe
Clinic Technician