Samaneh Davoudi, MD, was accepted in medical school at the age of 15 as the youngest medical student at Mashhad Medical school, Iran. She completed an ophthalmology residency in Iran. Upon completion of her residency, she moved to the United States and worked as a clinical research retina and uveitis fellow in Boston at Harvard Medical School-Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. Following her fellowship, she repeated her ophthalmology residency at University of Florida. After a general ophthalmology residency in Gainesville at University of Florida, she completed her vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Boston Medical Center, Boston University.
Dr. Davoudi is a board-certified, fellowship-trained adult vitreoretinal surgeon. Her practice includes injection and laser-based treatment of retinal disease in the clinic, as well as complex surgical cases in the operating room. She specializes in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, macular edema, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, vitreomacular traction, secondary intraocular lens placement, and complex retinal detachments, among others.
She has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters early in her career. Dr. Davoudi is the recipient of several awards for her excellence in research and clinical care, including the UF Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Outstanding Resident Instructor, the best resident research at University of Florida (UF), ARVO travel grant, and has presented her work at numerous national and international retina meetings. Dr. Davoudi enjoys drawing, painting, gardening, biking, cooking/baking, reading novels/poems and learning graphics and statistics software.