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Yassine Daoud, M.D.

Yassine Jamil Daoud, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Male  | Languages: English, Arabic

Appointment Phone

410-955-5080

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes

Departments

  • Ophthalmology - Cornea and Anterior Segment

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5080

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5490

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Columbia

Appointment Phone: 410-910-2330

10700 Charter Drive
Charter Medical Pavilion
Columbia, MD 21044 map
Phone: 410-910-2330

Contact for Research Inquiries

Phone: 410-955-5490

Expertise

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

Research Interests

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

Biography

Yassine J. Daoud, M.D., specializes in cataract and refractive surgery (LASIK), 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.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Harvard Medical School / MD (2005)

    Residencies

    • Duke University Eye Center / Ophthalmology (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

    • First place winner of merit-based full scholarship, United World College, 1993 - 1995
    • B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Neuroscience and Chemistry, Amherst College, 1999
    • Honors Thesis Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry, Amherst College, 1999
    • Recipient, Frank Fowler Prize for “Most Promising Graduate for career of distinction in medicine.” , 1999
    • John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship, Harvard Medical Shool, 2000 - 2003
    • Saud Shawwaff Scholarship, Harvard Medical School, 2000 - 2004
    • Scholarship, Harvard Medical School, 2000 - 2005
    • Doris Duke Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2003 - 2003
    • National Dean’s List, 2005
    • Recipient of “Best Bedside Skills” Teamwork award, Johns Hopkins University Bayview Medical Center, 2005 - 2006
    • The Chancellor’s List, 2005
    • National Dean’s List, 2006
    • Invitee, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Residents Retreat. Chicago, 2007
    • A. Edward Maumenee Research Grant Award, Wilmer Eye Institute. Project Title: " Use of a Sterile Cornea for Lamellar and Patch graft ", 2010
    • Listed in the "Top Ophthalmologist in Baltimore, MD" by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP) in "The leading Physicians of The World"., 2011
    • Listed in "America's Top Ophthalmologists", Consumers Research Councilof America, 2012 - 2013
    • Listed in  "Super Doctors® Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising StarsSM list, 2013

    Memberships

    • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2004
      Member
    • Foster Ocular Immunology Society, 2004 - 2011
      Member
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2006
      Member
    • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2007
      Member
    • International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2009
      Member
    • American College of Surgeons, 2013
      Fellow
  • Videos & Media +

    Lectures and Presentations

    Posterior Segment Ocular Inflammatory Disease
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary , Boston, MA (01/01/2003)
    Harvard Medical School

    Ocular Sarcoidosis Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Service
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary , Boston, MA (01/01/2004)
    Harvard Medical School

    Conjunctival and Eyelid Disease
    Case presentation ,   Ninth Foster Ocular Immunology Society Annual Meeting , Ft Lauderdale, FL (01/01/2004)

    Ocular Pathology Secondary to Non-accidental Trauma
    Duke University Eye Center , Durham, NC (01/01/2006)

    Predicting the Outcome of Bevacizumab in the treatment of Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration
    Residents and Fellows Research Day , Durham, NC (01/01/2007)
    Duke University Eye Center

    Severe Posterior Uveitis
    Duke University Eye Center , Durham, NC (01/01/2007)

    Syphilitic Panuveitis
    Case presentation ,   Ninth Foster Ocular Immunology Society Annual Meeting , Ft Lauderdale, FL (01/01/2008)

    OCT morphology and the Outcome of Bevacizumab in the treatment of Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration
    Residents and Fellows Research Day , Durham, NC (01/01/2008)
    Duke University Eye Center

    Aphakic Pediatric Glaucoma
    Duke University Eye Center , Durham, NC (01/01/2008)

    Effect of Donor Graft Thickness on the Outcome of DSAEK Corneal Transplant surgery
    Residents and Fellows Research Day , Durham, NC (01/01/2009)
    Duke University Eye Center

    Corneoscleral limbal Xanthogranuloma
    Current Concepts in Ophthalmology , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2009)

    Use of a Sterile Cornea for Lamellar and Patch graft
    Wilmer Residents Association Annual Meeting , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2010)

    Red eye
    Wilmer Resident Orientation , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2010)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Pediatric Refractive Surgery
    Current Concepts in Ophthalmology , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2010)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Use of Sterile Cornea in Cornea and Glaucoma Surgery
    Current Concepts in Ophthalmology , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2010)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Effect Of Graft Thickness on the outcome of DSAEK surgery
    Wilmer Eye Institute Cornea Alumni Annual meeting , Chicago, IL (01/01/2010)

    Inflammatory diseases of the cornea
    Wilmer Resident Orientation , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2011)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Interesting cornea cases: Utilizing slit lamp to the fullest
    Wilmer Resident Orientation , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2011)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Effect of Graft Thickness on the Outcome of DSAEK surgery
    Current Concepts in Ophthalmology , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2011)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Corneal Crosslinking in the Treatment for Corneal Ectasia
    Current Concepts in Ophthalmology , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2011)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Premium Intraocular Lenses
    29th Wilmer Nursing Conference , Baltimore MD (01/01/2012)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Calculation of Intraocular Lens Power After Laser Vision Correction
    Current Concepts in Ophthalmology , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2012)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Outcome of DSAEK in patients with previous glaucoma surgery
    Current Concepts in Ophthalmology , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2012)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Interesting cornea cases
    Facilitator and discussant , Current Concepts in Ophthalmology , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2012)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Differential Diagnosis of red eye
    Wilmer Resident Orientation , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2013)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Immunologic diseases of the cornea
    Wilmer Resident Lecture series , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2013)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Surgical Correction of Astigmatism
    Wilmer Resident Lecture series , Baltimore, MD (01/01/2013)
    Wilmer Eye Institute

    Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery: future of the technology
    King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh (01/01/2014)

    Ocular Morbidity and Mortality , King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh (01/01/2014)

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