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Education ?

Medical School
American University Of Beirut (1985)
Foreign school

Awards & Distinctions ?

American Society of Retina Specialists
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Shami is affiliated with 11 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Covenant Medical Center
    3615 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
    Top 25%
  • University Medical Center - Lubbock
    602 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX 79415
  • Covenant Hospital Levelland
    1900 College Ave, Levelland, TX 79336
  • Covenant Children's Hospital
    3610 21st St, Lubbock, TX 79410
  • Covenant Hospital Plainview
    2601 Dimmitt Rd, Plainview, TX 79072
  • Covenant Health System
  • Lincoln County Medical Center
  • Scott & White Round Rock Hospital
  • Texas Retina Associates
  • Houston Vamc
  • University Medical Center
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Shami has contributed to 6 publications.
    Title Bartonella Quintana Associated Neuroretinitis.
    Date April 2006
    Journal Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases

    We report an observational case of Bartonella quintana-associated neuroretinitis. The patient had a positive IgM IFA titer for Bartonella quintana early in the disease. After treatment, the neuroretinitis and IgM resolved. Given the patient's history, symptoms, response to treatment, and IgM course, we believe his neuroretinitis was secondary to Bartonella quintana.

    Title Bilateral Retinal Hemorrhages in an 18-year-old Woman.
    Date February 2003
    Journal Survey of Ophthalmology

    A previously healthy 18-year-old woman presented with sudden onset of central blurred vision in the right eye. Fundoscopic examination showed retinal venous tortuosity, several flame-shaped hemorrhages bilaterally, and a subhyaloid hemorrhage in the right fovea. Laboratory evaluation and subsequent bone marrow biopsy were consistent with the diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The retinal findings had cleared almost completely by three weeks after initiation of chemotherapy.

    Title Intrusion of a Scleral Buckle: a Late Complication of Retinal Reattachment Surgery.
    Date August 2001
    Journal Retina (philadelphia, Pa.)
    Title Isolated Cotton-wool Spots in a 67-year-old Woman.
    Date September 1996
    Journal Survey of Ophthalmology

    An elderly woman presented for evaluation of the recent onset of a fixed, blurry circle in the right eye. Visual acuity was 20/20 OU. Funduscopic examination revealed a newly-noticed isolated cotton-wool spot in each eye. Amsler grid testing revealed an arcuate shady area in the inferior nasal field. A thorough systemic and laboratory evaluation led to the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. The evaluation of an isolated cotton-wool spot found on funduscopic examination in the absence of diabetes and hypertension is discussed.

    Title Early Manifestation of Retinal Hamartomas in Tuberous Sclerosis.
    Date May 1993
    Journal American Journal of Ophthalmology
    Title A Multicenter Study of Pneumocystis Choroidopathy.
    Date September 1991
    Journal American Journal of Ophthalmology

    We studied 21 patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and presumed Pneumocystic carinii choroidopathy. The lesions were characteristically yellow to pale yellow in color, appeared at the level of the choroid, and were found in the posterior pole. They varied in size from 300 to 3,000 microns, initially increasing in number before treatment and eventually resolving after systemic antimicrobial therapy. Of the 21 patients, 18 (86%) had received inhaled pentamidine as prophylaxis against Pneumocystis pneumonia. Visual acuity and visual field testing showed little evidence of retinal destruction. Survival after the diagnosis of the choroidopathy ranged from two to 36 weeks. Pneumocystic choroidopathy offers an easily accessible clue to disseminated Pneumocystis infection. When comparing drugs for Pneumocystis prophylaxis, careful ocular examination can provide one indicator of the relative efficacy of protection against extrapulmonary disease.

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