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Mehdi Shaaf, M.D.

"I am so proud to be a part of a life-changing profession. I have been partnering with patients for three decades and am so proud to help improve the quality of my patient's lives through better vision."

Mehdi Shaad, M.D.


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Dr. Mehdi Shaaf is leading, board-certified ophthalmologist at Shaaf Eye Center, a practice he founded in 2004. Dr. Shaaf is an expert in comprehensive eye care, which includes diagnosing and treating diseases of the visual pathways, including tear ducts and eyelids. Dr. Shaaf is also an expert eye surgeon with particular interest in cataract surgery with advanced lens implantation, glaucoma treatment and surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, multiple laser surgeries, and eyelid surgeries.

In his free time, Dr. Shaaf looks forward to spending time with his family. He also enjoys hiking, biking and being outdoors.

Dr. Shaaf is accepting new patients and looks forward to partnering with you on all of your eye care needs. Call today to schedule your appointment.

  • College
    Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Chemistry, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma (May 1989)
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, with distinction, The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 1993)
  • Transitional Internship
    University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1993-1994)
  • Residency
    Ophthalmology Residency, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas (1995-1998)
    Chief Resident (1997-1998)
  • Board Certified: American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Shaaf, Mehdi: Refractive Keratoplasty, 21st Annual Family Practice Intensive Review Course, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Department of Family Practice June 6, 1999
  • Shaaf, Mehdi: Surgically Induced Astigmatism in Clear Cornea vs. Scleral Tunnel Phacoemulsification.  Presented at Annual Resident’s and Alumni Day Meeting, Jones Eye Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR. May 28, 1999
  • Shaaf, Mehdi: ChromosomalAberrations in Cemento- Ossifying Fibromas of the Orbit. Presented at Annual Residents Day Meeting, Little Rock, AR. May 1997
  • Shaaf, Mehdi: Orbital Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia. Presented at Annual Resident’s Day Meeting, Little Rock, AR. May 1996
  • Shaaf, Mehdi; Cagle, Stephen K.; Farris, Bradley K: “Mickey Mouse” Aneurysm Presenting with Cranial Bruit: Case Report Neurosurgery, Vol. 35, No. 3. Sept 1994
  • Shaaf, Mehdi; Smith, TD: Synthesis of 9-Kketobicylo [4.21] Nonane. Presented in the 24th Annual Oklahoma Regional Meeting of American Chemical Society, Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma. 1989
  • Shaaf, Mehdi: Staph Aureus Induced Septic Shock in the Immature Pig Fleming Scholars Scientific Reports, 1988. Presented in Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. July 1988
  • Raymond and Mary Morris Award for Outstanding Research (1997)
  • Southern Medical Association Medical Students Scholarship (1990)
  • Summa Cum Laude graduate in Chemistry, B.S. (1989)
  • President’s Honor List every semester (June 1985 – May 1989)
  • Senior of the Year in Department of Chemistry, University of Central Oklahoma (1988-1989)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in the College of Mathematics and Science University of Central Oklahoma (1988-1989)
  • Fleming Scholarship Research Award from Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Summer (1988)
  • Recipient of certificate of appreciation from First Baptist Church of Edmond International Division, eight semesters
  • Listed in Who’s Who Among students in American Universities and Colleges, (1987)
  • Outstanding Freshman Award, (1986)
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in University of Central Oklahoma chess tournaments, (1987-1989)

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