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Yassine Daoud, MD

Yassine Jamil Daoud, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes

  • Wilmer Eye Institute

Expertise

Cataracts, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Corneal Disease, Corneal Disorders, Eyes, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Research Interests

Outcome of DSAEK cornea transplant in complex cases; Secondary intraocular lens implant; DSAEK corneal transplant; Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery

Biography

Yassine J. Daoud, M.D., specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of corneal disorders including Fuchs dystrophy and keratoconus. He is internationally known for his surgical skills especially in complex cornea transplants and management of challenging cataract surgeries. He has special interest in managing complications of previous cataract and cornea surgeries.

Dr. Daoud is a highly published author and editor in multiple leading ophthalmology journals. He routinely lectures nationally and internationally. Dr Daoud is the chair of the Wilmer Eye Institute's Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery Committee. He currently leads a group of researchers to improve ocular health and incorporate evolving technologies to improve ocular surgery outcomes.

Dr. Daoud received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. He was selected to the prestigious Doris Duke Fellowship where he obtained a clinical research fellowship under the mentorship of the world renowned Dr. C. Stephen Foster at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He completed an internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was the recipient of the “Best Bedside Skills” Teamwork Award. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Duke University Eye Center and a cornea fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships

2004-present               Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

2004-2011                   Member, Foster Ocular Immunology Society

2006-present               Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology

2007-present               Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

2009-present               Member, International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

2013-present               Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Harvard Medical School (Boston MA) (2005)

    Residencies

    • Duke University Eye Center / Ophthalmology (Durham NC) (2009)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (2011)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1.  Letko E, Miserocchi E, Daoud YJ, Christen W, Foster CS, Ahmed AR. A nonrandomized comparison of the clinical outcome of ocular involvement in patients with mucous membrane (cicatricial) pemphigoid between conventional immunosuppressive and intravenous immunoglobulin therapies. Clin Immunol. 2004 Jun; 111(3):303-10.

     

    1. Sami N, Letko E, Androudi S, Daoud Y, Foster CS, Ahmed AR. Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in patients with ocular-cicatricial pemphigoid: a long-term follow-up. Ophthalmology. 2004 Jul; 111(7):1380-2.

     

    1. Daoud YJ, Letko E, Nguyen QD, Soukiasian SH, Samson CM, Sangwan V, Harper SL, Michel S, Schuman JS, Foster CS. Aqueous humour outflow facility in OCP. Middle East Journal of Ophthalmology 2004;12:102-107

     

    1. Letko E, Papaliodis DN, Papaliodis GN, Daoud YJ, Ahmed AR, Foster CS.  Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis: a review of the literature. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2005 Apr;94(4):419-36; quiz 436-8, 456.

     

    1. Daoud YJ, Foster CS, Ahmed R. Eyelid skin involvement in pemphigus foliaceus. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2005 Sep-Oct; 13(5):389-94.

     

    1. Daoud YJ, Cervantes R, Foster CS, Ahmed AR. Ocular pemphigus. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Oct; 53(4):585-90.

     

    1. Daoud Y, Amin KG, Mohan K, Ahmed AR. Cost of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy versus conventional immunosuppressive therapy in patients with mucous membrane pemphigoid: a preliminary study. Ann Pharmacother. 2005 Dec; 39(12):2003-8.

     

    1. Kafkala C, Daoud YJ, Paredes I, Foster CS.  Masquerade scleritis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2005 Dec; 13(6):479-82.

     

    1. Hynes AY, Kafkala C, Daoud YJ, Foster CS. Controversy in the use of high-dose systemic steroids in the acute care of patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2005 Fall; 45(4):25-48.
    2. Daoud YJ, Amin KG. Comparison of cost of immune globulin intravenous therapy to conventional immunosuppressive therapy in treating patients with autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering diseases. Int Immunopharmacol. 2006 Apr; 6(4):600-6.
    3.  Daoud YJ, Song J, Hutchinson A, Wallace D, Kim T. Refractive Surgery in Children: Treatment Options, Outcomes and Controversies. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2009 Apr;147(4):573-582.e2.
    4. Quiñones K, Cervantes-Castañeda RA, Hynes AY, Daoud YJ, Foster CS. Outcomes of cataract surgery in children with chronic uveitis.J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009 Apr;35(4):725-31.
    5. Hazin R, Abuzetun JY, Daoud YJ, et al. Ocular complications of cancer therapy: a primer for the ophthalmologist treating cancer patients. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul;20(4):308-17.
    6. Hendrick AM, Kahook MY, Daoud YJ, Hazin R. Ophthalmic manifestations of endocrine disorders: approaches and medical management. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2009 Nov;20(6):495-503.
    7. Hazin R, Daoud YJ, Khan MF. Ocular Ischemic Syndrome: recent trends in medical management. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2009 Nov;20(6):430-3.
    8.  Eghrari AO, Daoud YJ, Gottsch JD. Cataract surgery in Fuchs corneal dystrophy. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2010 Jan;21(1):15-9.
    9. Hazin R, Daoud YJ, Khalifa YM. What is central toxic keratopathy syndrome if it is not diffuse lamellar keratitis grade IV? MEAJO. 2010; 17(1):60-2.
    10. Hazin R, Lum F, Daoud YJ. Ophthalmic features of systemic diseases. Ann Med. 2012 May;44(3):242-52
    11. Daoud YJ, Smith R, Smith T, Akpek EK, Ward DE, Stark WJ.The intraoperative impression and postoperative outcomes of gamma-irradiated corneas in corneal and glaucoma patch surgery.Cornea. 2011 Dec;30(12):1387-91
    12. Daoud YJ, Munro AD,  Delmonte DD, Stinnett S, Kim T, Carlson A, MD,  Afshari NA. Effect Of Graft Thickness on the outcome of DSAEK surgery. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2013
    13. Kashiwabuchi FK, Khan YA, Rodrigues MW, Wang J, McDonnell PJ, Daoud YJ. Seidel and India ink tests assessment of different clear cornea side port incision configurations. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug;251(8):1961-5
    14. Rodrigues M, Xin X, Jee K, Kashiwabuchi F, Ma T, Bhutto I, Daoud YJ, Baranano D, Solomon S, Lutty G, Semenza GL, Montaner S, Sodhi A. VEGF Secreted by Hypoxic Müller Cells Induces MMP-2 Expression and Activity in Endothelial Cells to Promote Retinal Neovascularization in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetes. 2013
    15. Pan Q, Angelina A, Marrone M, Daoud Y, Stark WJ, Heflin T, Zambrano A, Tang L, Datiles M, Akpek EK. Autologous serum eye drops for dry eye syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 9.
    16. AlKharashi M, Bower KS, Stark WJ, Daoud YJ. Refractive Surgery in Systemic and Autoimmune Disease. MEAJO
    17. AlKharashi M, Stark WJ, Daoud YJ. Advances In Cataract Surgery. Expert Review of Ophthalmology.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    1993-1995       First place winner of merit-based full scholarship to attend the United World College

    1999                Honors Thesis Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry, Amherst College

    1999                B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Neuroscience and Chemistry, Amherst College

    1999                Recipient, Frank Fowler Prize for “Most Promising Graduate for career of distinction in medicine.” 

    2000-2005       Harvard Medical School Scholarship ($22,000 a year)

    2000-2004       Saud Shawwaff Scholarship ($21,000 a year), Harvard Medical School

    2003-2004       Doris Duke Research Fellowship ($22,000), Harvard Medical School

    2000-2003       John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship ($2,400 a year), Harvard Medical Shool

    2005               National Dean’s List

    2006                National Dean’s List

    2005                The Chancellor’s List

    2007                Invitee, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Residents Retreat. Chicago

    2005-2006       Recipient of “Best Bedside Skills” Teamwork award, Johns Hopkins University Bayview Medical Center

    2010                A. Edward Maumenee Research Grant Award, Wilmer Eye Institute. Project Title: " Use of a Sterile Cornea for Lamellar and Patch graft "

    2011                Listed in the "Top Ophthalmologist in Baltimore, MD" by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP) in "The leading Physicians of The World".

    2012-2013                Listed in "America''s Top Ophthalmologists" by Consumers Research Councilof America

    2013                Listed in  "Super Doctors® Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising StarsSM list" by the Key Professional Media, Inc.

     

  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Meet Dr. Daoud

    Dr. Yassine Daoud is an ophthalmologist specializing in corneal diseases, cataracts, cornea transplants and laser vision correction. Visit http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/wilmer/services/cornea.html

    Lectures and Presentations

    CME Instruction (Lecturer)

     

     

    2003         Posterior Segment Ocular Inflammatory Disease. Grand Rounds. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

     

    2004         Ocular Sarcoidosis. Grand Rounds. Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

     

    2004         Conjunctival and Eyelid Disease. Case presentation.  Ninth Foster Ocular Immunology Society Annual Meeting, Ft Lauderdale, FL

     

    2006         Ocular Pathology Secondary to Non-accidental Trauma. Grand Rounds. Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

     

    2007         Predicting the Outcome of Bevacizumab in the treatment of Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration. Residents and Fellows Research Day. Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

     

    2007         Severe Posterior Uveitis. Grand Rounds. Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

     

    2008         Syphilitic Panuveitis. Case presentation.  Ninth Foster Ocular Immunology Society Annual Meeting, Ft Lauderdale, FL

     

    2008         OCT morphology and the Outcome of Bevacizumab in the treatment of Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration. Residents and Fellows Research Day. Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

     

    2008         Aphakic Pediatric Glaucoma. Grand Rounds. Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

     

    2009         Effect of Donor Graft Thickness on the Outcome of DSAEK Corneal Transplant surgery. Residents and Fellows Research Day. Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC

     

    2009         Current Concepts in Ophthalmology, “Corneoscleral limbal Xanthogranuloma,” Baltimore, MD

     

    2010         Wilmer Residents Association Annual Meeting, “Use of a Sterile Cornea for Lamellar and Patch graft,” Baltimore, MD

     

    2010         Red eye. Wilmer Resident Orientation. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2010         Pediatric Refractive Surgery. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2010         Use of Sterile Cornea in Cornea and Glaucoma Surgery. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2010         Effect Of Graft Thickness on the outcome of DSAEK surgery. Wilmer Eye Institute Cornea Alumni Annual meeting. Chicago, IL

     

    2011         Inflammatory diseases of the cornea. Wilmer Resident Orientation. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2011         Interesting cornea cases: Utilizing slit lamp to the fullest. Wilmer Resident Orientation. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2011         Effect of Graft Thickness on the Outcome of DSAEK surgery. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2011         Corneal Crosslinking in the Treatment for Corneal Ectasia. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2012         Premium Intraocular Lenses. 29th Wilmer Nursing Conference. Wilmer Eye Institute Baltimore MD.

     

    2012         Calculation of Intraocular Lens Power After Laser Vision Correction. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2012         Outcome of DSAEK in patients with previous glaucoma surgery. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2012         Interesting cornea cases. Facilitator and discussant. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2013         Differential Diagnosis of red eye. Wilmer Resident Orientation. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2013         Immunologic diseases of the cornea. Wilmer Resident Lecture series. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2013         Surgical Correction of Astigmatism. Wilmer Resident Lecture series. Wilmer Eye Institute. Baltimore, MD

     

    2014         Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery: future of the technology. King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh.

     

    2014         Ocular Morbidity and Mortality. Visiting expert faculty. King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh.

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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5490
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5080
    Location Map
    Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Columbia
    10700 Charter Drive
    Charter Medical Pavilion
    Columbia, MD 21044
    Phone: 410-910-2330
    Appointment Phone: 410-910-2330
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    Department/Division

    • Ophthalmology

    For Research Inquiries Contact

    Yassine Daoud, M.D.
    Phone: 410-955-5490
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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