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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




    MD | Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia)

    MS | West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    PHD | Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/07/2014 - 07/06/2015
    Fellowship in Ophthalmology at Oregon Health & Science University-OHSU

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

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

    05/01/2009 - 06/25/2010
    Fellowship at University of CA at San Francisco-Nephrology

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

    07/01/2005 - 08/31/2005
    Residency in Internal Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital Center

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