Shahzad I. Mian MD

Shahzad I. Mian, MD

Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
F. Bruce Fralick Professor of Ophthalmology
ACCC, University of Michigan Medical Group

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Dr. Shahzad Mian serves as Chair and professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School and has served the department as vice chair for clinical sciences and learning since 2019. He also serves as the ambulatory care clinical chief for the University of Michigan Medical Group (UMMG).

Dr. Mian earned his medical degree in 1996 from the Emory University School of Medicine. He then completed a residency at the Wills Eye Hospital of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. From 2000-02, he was a fellow in cornea and refractive surgery at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He joined the U-M faculty in 2002 as a clinical lecturer in ophthalmology and visual sciences, and he was promoted to associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences in 2010.

His research focuses on the role of lasers in corneal transplantation, keratoplasty techniques, and clinical studies in refractive surgery. He has been director of the residency training program since 2004 and previously served as fellowship director in the department. In 2003, he received the Bergstrom Teaching Award presented by ophthalmology residents.

Dr. Mian received the 2007 Anthony Adamis Award for Outstanding Research from the U-M Kellogg Eye Center, the 2007 Leadership Development Program from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the 2009 Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

He has served on the board of directors and as a medical director of the Midwest Eye-Banks and currently serves as cornea editor for the Ophthalmic News and Education Network, board member of the Cornea Society, member of the Program Director’s Council and councilor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Areas of Interest

Research Summary

Role of metalloproteinases in corneal infections and neovascularization; clinical studies in refractive surgery techniques and outcomes; corneal infections; dry eye disease

Clinical Interests

Corneal transplantation; cataract and refractive surgery (IntraLase, custom cornea LASIK, LASEK, PRK, corneal rings, CK); medical and surgical management of ocular surface diseases, including amniotic membrane grafts, limbal stem cell transplantation and permanent keratoprostheses; corneal infections, dystrophies and tumors; dry eye disease

Subspecialty: Cornea

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  • Medical School - Emory University, 1996
  • Residency - Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, 2000
  • Fellowship  - Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University, 2002
  • Board Certification - American Board of Ophthalmology

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