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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, 85254
Tel: +1 480-624-1000
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2023 Faculty

Dr Anesi

Stephen D. Anesi, MD

Dr. Anesi is co-president and partner of Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI), seeing and treating patients with uveitis, scleritis, keratitis, dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma and general ophthalmology issues. Dr. Anesi attended the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California to earn his Doctorate of Medicine. After completion of his residency in 2010, where he served as Chief Resident, Dr. Anesi traveled to Cambridge for his Fellowship in ocular immunology and uveitis with Dr. Foster.

Dr Foster

C. Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR

Dr. Foster is the President and Founder of Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI), a state-of-the-art practice with its own chemotherapy infusion suite and phlebotomy lab. Dr. Foster received his medical degree at Duke University Medical Center in 1969 and after completing various distinguished trainings in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology, was appointed to join the full-time faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Foster began his independent research in 1977 and continues this research currently at MERSI while treating patients with ocular inflammatory diseases. Dr. Foster has authored 1000 published papers and 14 textbooks as well.

Dr Chang

Peter Chang, MD

Dr. Chang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. He moved to the United States at age13 and has come to call New England his second home. He received Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brown University in 2004 and Doctor of Medicine from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2008. After medical school, Dr. Chang pursued a 2-year Clinical Research Fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology with Dr. C Stephen Foster, and he served as the Chief Research Fellow from 2009 to 2010. The MERSI training helped solidify his interest in complex ocular conditions and systemic rheumatic disorders. Upon completing medical internship at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, Dr. Chang moved to Manhattan and underwent residency training in Ophthalmology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. During his senior year, he held responsibilities as the Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Chang then completed fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago where he was named Fellow of the Year. In fall of 2016, Dr. Chang joined MERSI as a Partner and in January 2021 became its Co-President.

Dr Chu

David Shu-Chih Chu, MD

Dr. Chu is an ophthalmologist specializing in ocular immunology and corneal transplantation. He is also a professor of ophthalmology at the New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University, where he teaches residents and medical students. His office is located in Palisades Park, New Jersey. Dr. Chu conducts research and clinical trials and lecture nationally and internationally, striving to provide cutting-edge medical and surgical options for patients with complex ocular conditions.

Frances Foster

Frances Foster, MS, NP

Frances Foster received her bachelors in nursing and then masters from Boston College. She is an adult health nurse practitioner and has her clinical nurse specialty in health promotion and stress management. She is one of the founders of the uveitis support group of the Ocular and Immunology Uveitis Foundation. She started the support group in 1996 and remains as the group facilitator today. She is a patient advocate for obtaining medications for ocular inflammatory disease patients. She practiced many years as a nurse practitioner in primary care at Mass General Hospital in Boston and since 2014 she oversees the infusion therapy and emergencies at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution.

Dr Shah

Rajiv Shah, MD

Dr. Shah is an ophthalmology specialist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Specializing in age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and epiretinal membranes. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2005 and then went on to complete his residency In Ophthalmology at State University of New York. Dr. Shah has also completed fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis and ocular immunology, as well as vitreoretinal surgery. Dr. Shah also currently serves as an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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  • Educational Audio

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     Uveitis and Steroid-Sparing Therapy

    Presented by C. Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR

    Audio-Digest Ophthalmology Volume 56, Issue 15

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