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Ambar Faridi M.D.

Dr. Faridi was raised in Las Vegas, where she completed her undergraduate education and received her B.S. with Honors in Cell & Molecular Biology at age twenty.  Following college, she taught sixth grade and worked as a clinic manager and cardiovascular technician in local cardiology practices.  Due to these experiences, she was inspired to pursue a career in medicine and chose to come to the Pacific Northwest for her medical training.  She completed medical school at OHSU and ophthalmology residency at the Casey Eye Institute.  Following residency, she completed fellowship training at the Duke University School of Medicine.  She returned to Portland following her fellowship and began her retina practice at the VA Portland Health Care System, where she also staffs ophthalmology residents, serves on clinical care committees, and mentors medical and nursing students.  At the Casey Eye Institute, she serves as an Associate Ophthalmology Residency Program Director, researcher and certified reader at the Casey Reading Center, and director of the Ophthalmic Imaging Conference and Casey Residency Mentorship Program, among other roles.  She is very active in resident and medical student education and regularly gives lectures at the Casey Eye Institute and OHSU School of Medicine.  She also participates in research on diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and inherited retinal degenerations.  Dr. Faridi is married and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, painting, traveling, and being outdoors! 

Education

  • B.S., University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas Nevada 2002
  • M.D., Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Portland Oregon 2009
  • Residency:

    • Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, 2013
  • Fellowship:

    • Medical retina, Duke Eye Center, Duke University School of Medicine, 2014

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