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Allen Omid Eghrari, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Languages: English, Persian, Spanish


Cataracts, Cornea Transplant, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Corneal Diseases, Corneal Dystrophies, Ebola-associated eye disease, External Diseases of the Eye, Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery more

Research Interests

Ebola Virus Disease; Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy; Cataract Surgery; Corneal Dystrophies

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Appointment Phone: 410-955-5490
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Bel Air

Appointment Phone: 410-893-0480
620 Boulton Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 map


Allen O. Eghrari, M.D., M.P.H., is an ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, cataract and external eye diseases at the Wilmer Eye Institute's locations in Baltimore and Bel Air, Maryland. He treats a wide range of eye conditions, with special interest in Ebola-associated eye disease, Fuchs' dystrophy, cataract surgery, and corneal transplantation.

Dr. Eghrari received his M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed both residency training in ophthalmology and subspecialty fellowship in cornea and cataract surgery at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Eghrari is a recipient of the Claes Dohlman Society Fellowship Award, the ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Award, and the Research to Prevent Blindness Special Scholar Award. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Social Innovation Lab, an incubator for projects facilitating social change in local and global communities. more


  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Ophthalmology (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Barnes K, Chiang E, Chen C, Lohmeier J, Christy J, Chaurasia A, Rosen A, Vora P, Cai S, Subramanya A, Durr N, Allen R, Eghrari AO. Comparison of Tri-folded and Scroll-Based Graft Viability in Preloaded Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea. 2018 Dec 13.

Karakus S, Ighani M, Noparat P, Tofigh M, Chiang E, Barnes K, Chen CY, Liu TS, Eghrari AO. Aspiration of Tri-folded, Endothelium-In Grafts for Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea 2019 May;38(5):654-657.

PREVAIL III Study Group, Sneller MC, Reilly C, Badio M, Bishop RJ, Eghrari AO, Moses SJ, Johnson KL, Gayedyu-Dennis D, Hensley LE, Higgs ES, Nath A, Tuznik K, Varughese J, Jensen KS, Dighero-Kemp B, Neaton JD, Lane HC, Fallah MP. A Longitudinal Study of Ebola Sequelae in Liberia. N Engl J Med. 2019 Mar 7;380(10):924-934.

Activities & Honors


  • Dean's Predoctoral Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Public Engagement, University of Illinois
  • Mitchell Research Prize, Wilmer Eye Institute
  • Claes Dohlman Society Fellowship Award
  • Aliki Perroti Scholar, Wilmer Eye Institute
  • Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy Research Grant Award
  • A. Edward Maumenee Research Grant Award
  • Robert P. Larsen Award in Human Development
  • Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Research to Prevent Blindness Special Scholar Award, 2018
  • ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Award
  • Baltimore Business Journal 40 Under 40, Baltimore Business Journal, 2019

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

PREVAIL, Partners Perform 40 Successful Cataract Eye Surgeries - Front Page Africa (Jan. 2018)

Johns Hopkins team takes second in business plan competition with corneal surgery enhancement - the Hub, Johns Hopkins University (Apr. 2017)

Ebola's Ghost: the Mystery After the Outbreak, Wired Magazine UK (Feb. 2016)

Ebola Research Efforts Shift to Improving Survivors' Health - The Baltimore Sun (Jul. 2015)

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