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Amde Selassie Shifera, M.D., Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 273-3937

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Professional Background

Dr. Shifera offers expert medical care to patients suffering from inflammatory and infectious eye diseases, including complications of autoimmune disorders.

He received his medical degree from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, in 1989. There he practiced general medicine until 1999. He relocated to the United States and completed a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology (at Albert Einstein College of Medicine) and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and UC San Francisco).Dr. Shifera then went on to do his residency in ophthalmology at University of Florida, Gainesville. After completing a subsequent fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation at Oregon Health Sciences University, he joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University’s Wilmer Eye Institute, where he spent five years.

Dr. Shifera’s research Interests include ocular sarcoidosis, birdshot chorioretinitis and various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, and he has participated in numerous clinical trials related to these conditions. He has an extensive record of peer reviewed publications and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and an active fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Shifera treats the following conditions and provides the following services:

• Intermediate Uveitis
• Iritis & Anterior Uveitis
• Thyroid Eye Disease
• Posterior Uveitis
• Retinal Vasculitis
• Sarcoidosis
• HIV – Yearly Checks
• Panuveitis
• Graft Versus Host Disease
• Mucus Membrane Pemphigoid
• Plaquenil Toxicity Monitoring
• Keratitis
• Orbital Inflammation
• Episcleritis & Scleritis



  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


MD | Addis Ababa University

MS | University of Pennsylvania Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

PhD | Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/07/2014 - 07/06/2015
Fellowship in Ophthalmology at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Med

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Ophthalmology at University of Florida College of Medicine

06/23/2010 - 06/22/2011
Internship in General Surgery at University of Colorado School of Medicine - Registrar

05/01/2009 - 06/25/2010
Research in at UCSF

05/14/2007 - 04/30/2009
Research in at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

07/01/2005 - 08/31/2005
Residency in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College

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