Ambar FaridiM.D.

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine

Expertise

  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Retina and Vitreous Disease

I see patients at

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Biography

Dr. Faridi grew up in Karachi, Pakistan and Las Vegas but has called Portland her home since 2005. She has a busy retina practice at the VA Portland Health Care System, where she also teaches ophthalmology residents and serves on clinical committees. At the Casey Eye Institute, she serves as Associate Residency Program Director of the ophthalmology residency. She is very passionate about resident and medical student education, serving as director of resident conferences and the mentorship program at the Casey Eye Institute and participating in the MD Curriculum and admissions process at the OHSU School of Medicine. She is also Co-Chair of the eye institute’s diversity, equity, and inclusion committee, spearheading DEI initiatives within the department, across the university, and nationally. She also conducts research on retinal diseases and resident education. 

Dr. Faridi has been the recipient of numerous awards, including for outstanding contribution to resident education and the residency program, the HeRO award for service at the Portland VA, and consecutive Portland Monthly Top Doctor awards. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, and being outdoors.

Education

  • M.D., 2009, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
  • Residency:

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

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Urdu