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Dr. Ali T Parhiz

Dr. Parhiz is a board certified Vitreo-retinal surgeon with extensive training and experience in diagnosing and treating retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, trauma, macular holes and retinal detachments.

Dr. Parhiz finished his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to do his residency at State University of New York at Stony Brook where he also served as chief resident during his final year. Intrigued by the beauty and intricate nature of the most vital structure in the human eye, he pursued a fellowship in vitreo-retinal disease and surgery at one of the most coveted training programs in the country, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he trained with some of the most prominent and innovative figures in the world of retina. Dr. Parhiz has been involved in extensive research and publication and plan to bring that innovation to the Treasure Valley. Dr. Parhiz is an active member of American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Retina Specialist. 

After working for years in Indiana and Wyoming, Dr. Parhiz founded Idaho Retina Center with the vision of bringing state of art retina care in a truly compassionate setting to the Treasure Valley. He spends much of his time off exploring all that Boise has to offer. Along with spending time with his family, he enjoys trail running, traveling and cooking. 


Dr. George J Par

Dr. Par is a fellowship-trained vitreoretinal surgery subspecialist. Dr. Par graduated Magna Cum Laude and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry at New York University in New York, New York. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from New York University School of Medicine with a combined Research Honors program with a focus on retinal disease. After his preliminary internal medicine year, he completed ophthalmology residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He then went on to complete a 2-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Rush University Medical Center/Illinois Retina Associates in Chicago, Illinois.


Dr. Par is board certified in ophthalmology. He is proud to join his longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Ali Parhiz, after training alongside him over 10 years ago. Dr. Par will be the newest member of the team at Idaho Retina Center. He sees patients with a focus on the medical and surgical management of the retina, including advanced treatments for exudative and nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusion, macular hole, macular pucker and retinal detachment. He is interested in retinal imaging, clinical trials, and innovative vitreoretinal surgical techniques.


Dr. Par is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has published numerous articles and scientific papers. He has been invited to present his research at national and international meetings. He enjoys engaging in peer-to-peer educational meetings both locally and nationally, sharing information about retinal disease states, new products and offering forum for discussion. 

He has experience as a clinical investigator in several clinical trials and studies on exudative and nonexudative age-related macular degeneration as well as diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Par and his wife enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling with their three daughters.