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Language(s) Spoken

English; Farsi

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

September 2016

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​​​​Professional Backgr​ound 

After completing his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2008, Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi completed his residency at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Ophthalmology in Chicago in 2012. He received a cornea/refractive surgery fellowship from the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute in Cleveland, which he completed in 2013. Afterward, Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi worked as a staff physician, clinical associate and assistant professor at both the Cleveland Clinic and Loyola University Medical Center before joining Kelsey-Seybold in September 2016.

Professional A​​ssociations 

Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Texas Medical Association, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Hobbies and Int​​erests

Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi enjoys traveling, basketball, reading and composing electronic music.

Fun F​​acts

Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi’s favorite book is “The Island” by Aldous Huxley. His guilty pleasure is video games. As a child, he idolized Hakeem Olajuwon and wanted to grow up to become a professional basketball player.​​

​While all efforts should be toward attaining the best results possible, I believe it is imperative to always  put the safety of a patient first, even if that excludes them from the benefits of certain heavily marketed devices and products.


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Awards & Recognitions

Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi is a member of the Psi Chi Honors Society, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received the National Dean’s List Award for undergraduate achievement.


  • Case Presentation of Intraocular Lens Exchange at Annual Northwestern Resident Phacoemulsification Course.
  • Annual Midwest Aspiring Physicians Conference: keynote speaker on Modern Ophthalmology.
  • Intro to LASIK: Screening and Post-Operative Management Relevant to the Ophthalmic Technician. Lecture by invitation. Frontiers and Controversies in Ophthalmology Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons/Chicago Ophthalmology Society 2015 Join Conference.
  • Intro to Lasik: Preoperative Screening, Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications.  Lecture by invitation. Society of Ophthalmic Medical Assistants – Chicago Biannual Meeting.
  • The Origins and Management of Astigmatism after Penetrating Keratoplasty and DALK.  Lecture by invitation. Current Concepts in Optometry Biannual Meeting Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.
  • Tibrewal S, Ivanir Y, Nayeb-Hashemi N, Bouchard C, Kim E, Jain S.  Hyperosmolar Stress Induces Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formation: Implications for Dry Eye Disease. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2014 Dec; 55, 7961-7969.
  • Nayeb-Hashemi N.  Chapter : Inflammatory pseudo-guttae.  In: Schmidt-Erfurth, Ursula M., Kohnen, Thomas (Eds.).  The Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology 2014.  
  • Singh V, Torricelli A, Nayeb-Hashemi N; Agrawal V, Wilson SE.  Mouse strain variation in SMA+ myofibroblast development after corneal injury.  Experimental Eye Research 2013 Oct; 115: 27-30.
  • Contact lens related limbal stem cell deficiency.  Lecture by invitation. Ohio Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting 2013.
  • Nayeb-Hashemi N, Tu E, Azar DT.  Chapter 14: Correction of Presbyopia with Monovision.  In: Pallikaris I, Charman N, Plainis S, eds.  Presbyopia:  Origins, Effects, and Treatment.  2011.  
  • Dietrich H, Abendschein D, Moon S, Nayeb-Hashemi N, Mancuso D, Jenkins C, Kaltenbronn K, Blumer K, Turk J, Gross R.  Genetic ablation of calcium-independent phospholipase A(2)beta causes hypercontractility and markedly attenuates endothelium-dependent relaxation to acetylcholine.  American Journal of Phyiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  June 2010; 298(6):H2208-20.
  • N Nayeb-Hashemi, M Rosenberg, et al.  Skull Burns Resulting in Calvarial Defects:  Cognitive and Affective Outcomes.  Burns.  March 2009; 35(2): 237-46.
  • ​N Nayeb-Hashemi, M Rosenberg, et al.  Skull Burns Resulting in Calvarial Defects: Psychosocial Outcomes.  Poster presentation.  National Student Research Forum, 47th Annual Meeting, April 27th-28th, 2006, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.