Dr. Ladan Espandar, MD

Dr. Ladan Espandar, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Ladan Espandar, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Sewickley, PA and has been practicing for 4 years. She specializes in ophthalmology, cornea & external diseases, and more.Read her story

2591 Wexford Bayne Rd Ste 104

Sewickley, PA 15143

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  • Aetna
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UPMC
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Sjögren's Syndrome
more than 83% of peers
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
more than 86% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Espandar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Espandar "I am a board certified Ophthalmologist, specializing in corneal pathology, surgery and intraocular and corneal refractive procedures. I was born and raised in Iran. I have completed a research fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX and Ophthalmic Pathology fellowship at Moran Eye center, Salt Lake City, UT. I completed my second time ophthalmology residency at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and a two-year cornea fellowship at Duke University, Durham, NC. I have published more than 40 publications in peer reviewed journals, and also presented my research at The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), and received numerous grants and prizes for my extensive research and clinical studies. I see patients for anterior segment pathology and surgical care, including cataract surgery with standard and specialty intraocular lenses, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), YAG capsulotomy and peripheral iridotomy. I specialize in corneal pathology and is experienced in performing corneal transplant procedures including DMEK, DSAEK, and lamellar and full thickness penetrating keratoplasty. And also performs laser vision correction and other intraocular refractive procedures including Phakic IOL implantation. see my publication in: Personal Interests: I likes running, biking, hiking and climbing. I summited Denali (highest peak in north America) in June 2017. My goal is to climb 7 summits."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Espandar "My philosophy is applying evidence-based medicine to my patient care. I always discuss treatment options to my patients as they are my family members and do my best to take care of them."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

21  Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome

11  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Stem Cell Transplant

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Tulane University Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Tulane University Sch Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Duke Eye Ctr Med Sch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Espandar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Espandar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Espandar to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Espandar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Always running late with appointments and totally indifferent about impact on patient's schedules. Don't know why this would be, because she always seems rushed and spends little time. Seems totally disorganized.
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