Amir Guerami, MD completed multiple internships at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health prior to attending Georgetown University, where he graduated with honors in Biology and Psychology. He then graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he stayed to complete his residency in Ophthalmology and served as Chief training in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at the prestigious University of British Columbia, which is known for its high-volume intensive surgical training. He then returned to Baltimore to serve on the faculty of the University of Maryland as Clinical Director of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Retina Division until his move to Los Angeles in 2013. He continues to take an active role in surgical teaching as a Clinical Instructor for the UCLA/Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Guerami has been named a Rising Star by Los Angeles Magazine two years running.