Maan Alkharashi, M.D.

Research Summary

Dr. Alkharashi studies surgical techniques for pediatric and adult strabismus with adjustable sutures, complex strabismus from thyroid orbitopathy and trauma. He is also interested in studying the different types of inherited retinal degenerations, including Leber congenital amaurosis and choroideremia.

Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see his CV.

Alkharashi M, Fulton A. Available Evidence on Leber Congenital Amaurosis and Gene Therapy. Seminars in Ophthalmology. 2016 29:1-8.

Oke I, Alkharashi M, Petersen RA, Ashenberg A, Shah AS. Treatment of Ocular Pyogenic Granuloma With Topical Timolol. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr 1;135(4):383-385. 

Phanphruk W, Alkharashi M, Bilge A, Hunter DG. Sedated suture adjustment in children undergoing adjustable-suture strabismus surgery. J AAPOS. 2017 Jun;21(3):196-200. 

Alkharashi M, Hunter DG. Reduced surgical success rate of rectus muscle plication compared to resection. J AAPOS. 2017 Jun;21(3):201-204. 

Alkharashi M, Dagi AF, Dagi LR. Pericardial patch graft repair of severe localized scleral thinning encountered during strabismus surgery. J AAPOS. 2017 Apr;21(2):156-156.e1. 

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2008: MD, Medicine and Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Postgraduate Training

2008–2009: Internship, Medicine, Surgery, ED, ICU, Ophthalmology, OB/Gyn, Pediatrics, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2010-2015: Resident, Ophthalmology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

2015-2016: Fellow, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Boston Children’s Hospital and Mass. Eye and Ear

Honors (select)

2013: First prize in the CAPOS Research Awards, Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (COS)

2013: The Guardian Angel Honor, The Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University

2016: Fellow Research Award, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)