Wajiha Jurdi Kheir, MD

I am excited to train with great mentors in the setting of a distinguished eye center and have access to Duke's beautiful campus. My goal is to practice at an academic institution where I can treat patients, teach residents and medical students, and perform research in my areas of interest - the retina and oncology.

 

 

Education & training

Medical School: American University of Beirut

Residency: American University of Beirut Medical Center

Associated labs, publications, & achievements

 

Publications:

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Kheir, W.J., Mehanna, C.J., Abdul Fattah, M., Al Ghadban, S., El Sabban, M., Mansour, A.M. and Hamam, R.N. Intravitreal Adalimumab for the Control of Breakthrough Intraocular Inflammation. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation (In Press)
  • Mansour, A.M, Kheir, W.J., Awar, G., Hadi, U. Odontogenic abscess mimicking acute dacryocystitis. BMJ Case Reports 2017: published online 28 April 2017, doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-218560
  • Kheir, W. J., Tetzlaff, M. T., Pfeiffer, M. L., Mulay, K., Ozgur, O., Morrell, G., & Esmaeli, B. (2016). Epithelial, non-melanocytic and melanocytic proliferations of the ocular surface. Semin Diagn Pathol, 33(3), 122-132.
  • Kheir, W. J., Sheheitli, H., Abdul Fattah, M., & Hamam, R. N. (2015). Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Ocular Infections: A Systematic Review of the Literature. BioMed Research International, 2015.
  • Aziz, H. A., Kheir, W. J., Young, R. C., Isom, R. F., & Dubovy, S. R. (2015). Acute macular neuroretinopathy: a case report and review of the literature, 2002-2012. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina, 46(1), 114-124.
  • Kheir, W. J., Sniegowski, M. C., El-Sawy, T., Li, A., & Esmaeli, B. (2014). Ophthalmic complications of targeted cancer therapy and recently recognized ophthalmic complications of traditional chemotherapy. Survey of ophthalmology, 59(5), 493-502.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Lymphomas of the Ocular Adnexae - Levine’s Manual Of Oculoplastic Surgery, 5th Edition (Editors: Richard C. Allen, Mark R. Levine) – In Press Kheir, W.J., Thakar, S., Esmaeli, B.
  • Global Health book, edited by Kumar, Sethia, Knights & Knights - Elsevier Section 5 Ethics, law and human rights - chapter contributor – In Press

ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AS POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • Kheir, W.J. (presenter), Mehanna, C, Hamam, R.N. Use of intravitreal adalimumab injections for control of breakthrough uveitis. Lebanese Ophthalmological Society (LOS) Meeting 2017, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Kheir, W.J. (presenter), Mehanna, C, Hamam, R.N. Use of intravitreal adalimumab injections for control of breakthrough uveitis. Lebanese Ophthalmological Society (LOS) Meeting 2017, Beirut, Lebanon. AUB Biomedical Research Day 2017
  • Kheir, W.J. (presenter), Mehanna, C, Hamam, R.N. Use of intravitreal adalimumab injections for control of breakthrough uveitis. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Meeting 2016, Chicago, IL
  • Kheir, W.J. (presenter), Mansour, A.M. Intralesional Ziv-Aflibercept in a Recurrent Inflamed Pterygium. Lebanese Ophthalmological Society (LOS) Meeting 2016, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Sheheitli, H., Kheir, W.J., Abdul Fattah, M., Hamam, R.N. Ocular Tuberculosis at AUBMC, a Tertiary Care Center in Lebanon. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2016, Seattle, WA
  • Kheir, W. (presenter), Mansour, A. M., Ahmed, I. I. K., Eadie, B., Chelala, E., Saade, J. S. et al. Complications of Brightocular Iris Implants. European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) Winter Meeting, Athens, Greece
  • Kheir, W.J. (presenter), Mansour, A.M. Intralesional Ziv-Aflibercept in a Recurrent Inflamed Pterygium. European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) Winter Meeting, Athens, Greece
  • Sheheitli, H., Kheir, W.J., Abdul Fattah, M., Hamam, R.N. Ocular Tuberculosis at AUBMC, a Tertiary Care Center in Lebanon. World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Kheir, W. J. (presenter), Sheheitli, H., Abdul Fattah, M., & Hamam, R. N. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Ocular Infections. Lebanese Ophthalmological Society (LOS) Meeting 2015, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Mattar, C. (presenter), Kheir, W.J., Wiley, E. The Syrian Crisis: the Impact of War and Conflict on Health. Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine Symposium, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO
  • Mattar, C. (presenter), Kheir, W.J., Wiley, E. The Syrian Crisis: the Impact of War and Conflict on Health. Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO

ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AS PAPER PRESENTATIONS

  • Kheir, W.J., Mehanna, C, Hamam, R.N. Use of intravitreal adalimumab injections for control of breakthrough uveitis. 16th EURETINA Congress 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kheir, W., Mansour, A. M., Ahmed, I. I. K., Eadie, B., Chelala, E., Saade, J. S. et al. Complications of Brightocular Iris Implants. European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) Winter Meeting, Athens, Greece (presenter)

ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AS VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

  • Mansour, A.M., Saade, J.S., Kheir, W.J. et al. Cosmetic Iris Implants from NewColorIris to BrightOcular: Progress But Still Unsafe. XXXIV Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), Copenhagen 2016

 

Selected Awards and Leadership

  • President of Resident Staff Organization of the American University of Beirut 2016-17
  • President of Alpha Omega Alpha, American niversity of Beirut Chapter 2015-17
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society induction 2013, American University of Beirut Chapter