Nasreen A. Syed, MD

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Director, F.C. Blodi Eye Pathology Laboratory
VAMC Active Medical Staff
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Clinical Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 233 MRC
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-7192

Education

BA, Biology/Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City
MD, Combined BA/MD Program, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
Resident, Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Fellow, Ophthalmic Pathology and Uveitis, University of Wisconsin Medical School

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine
ABO Certification - American Board of Ophthalmology

Publications

Buckingham, E. M., Foley, M. A., Grose, C., Syed, N. A., Smith, M. E., Margolis, T. P., Thurtell, M. J. & Kardon, R. (2018). Identification of herpes zoster associated temporal arteritis among cases of giant cell arteritis. American journal of ophthalmology, 187(3), 51-60. PMID: 29294312.

Reddy, A. K., Baker, M. S., Maltry, A. C., Syed, N. A. & Allen, R. C. (2017). Immunopathology and histopathology of conjunctival biopsies in patients with presumed idiopathic punctal stenosis. The British journal of ophthalmology, 101(2), 213-217. PMID: 27073206.

McConnell, L. K., Syed, N. A., Zimmerman, M. B., Carter, K. D., Nerad, J. A., Allen, R. C. & Shriver, E. M. (2017). An Analysis of Conjunctival Map Biopsies in Sebaceous Carcinoma. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, 33(1), 17-21. PMID: 26836812.

Buckingham, E. M., Foley, M. A., Grose, C., Syed, N. A., Smith, M. E., Margolis, T. P., Thurtell, M. J. & Kardon, R. (2017). Identification of herpes zoster associated temporal arteritis among cases of giant cell arteritis. American journal of ophthalmology. PMID: 29294312.

Kemp, P. S., Longmuir, S. Q., Gertsch, K. R., Larson, S. A., Olson, R. J., Langguth, A. M., Syed, N. A. & Oetting, T. A. (2015). Cataract surgery in children with uveitis: retrospective analysis of intraocular lens implantation with anterior optic capture. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus, 52(2), 119-125. PMID: 25608281.

Sobel, R. K., Syed, N. A., Carter, K. D. & Allen, R. C. (2015). Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration: Current Preferences in Surgical Approach and Biopsy. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, 31(4), 310-2. PMID: 26168208.

Chen, J. J., Singh, N., Brinkley, J. J., Maltry, A. C., Policeni, B. A., Syed, N. A., Allen, R. C., Longmuir, R. A. & Thurtell, M. J. (2015). Renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the orbit in a patient with Wegener granulomatosis [comment, letter]. Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, 35(1), 94-6. PMID: 25295684.

Koehn, D., Meyer, K. J., Syed, N. A. & Anderson, M. G. (2015). Ketamine/Xylazine-Induced Corneal Damage in Mice. PLoS One, 10(7). PMID: 26222692.

Azari, A., Syed, N. A. & Albert, D. M. (2014). Examining and processing eye specimens. In Methods in Molecular Biology. pp. 377-396. PMID: 25015161.

Chen, J. J., Kamberos, N. L., O'Dorisio, M. S., Syed, N. A. & Boldt, C. (2014). Choroidal schwannoma in a 6-month-old girl. JAAPOS, 18(2), 197-9. PMID: 24698624.

Baker, M. S., McAllister, A. R., Syed, N. A. & Allen, R. C. (2013). Keloidal Scarring in Hard Palate Grafts [Epub ahead of print]. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. PMID: 24317104.

Weed, M., Syed, N. A. (2012). Perioperative Corneal Abrasions: Systems-based review and analysis.

Vislisel, J., Syed, N. A. (2012). The Bedside Ocular Examination. EyeRounds.org.

Sobel, R. K., Syed, N. A., Carter, K. D. & Allen, R. C. (2012). The Value of Optic Nerve Sheath Biopsy at the time of Fenestration. Presented at American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Kay, C. N., Tarantola, R. M., Gehrs, K. M., Folk, J. C., Mahajan, V. B., Boldt, H., Syed, N. A. & Russell, S. R. (2011). Uveitis following intravitreal bevacizumab: a non-infectious cluster. Ophthalmic Sur Lasers Imaging, 42(4), 292-6. PMID: 21800802.

Warren, C. C., Risma, J., Allen, R. C. & Syed, N. A. (2011). Myeloid Sarcoma: 20 year old female with lid fullness and diplopia.

Longmire, M., Syed, N. A. & Allen, R. C. (2010). Churg-Strauss Syndrome with Orbital Inflammation.

Longmuir, S. Q., Syed, N. A. & Boldt, H. (2010). Diffuse anterior retinoblastoma without retinal involvement. Ophthalmology, 117(10), 2034-8. PMID: 20663567.

Amado, D., Mingozzi, F., Hui, D., Bennicelli, J. L., Wei, Z., Chen, Y., Bote, E., Grant, R. L., Golden, J. A., Narfstrom, K., Syed, N. A., Orlin, S. E., High, K. A., Bennett, A. M. & Bennett, J. (2010). Safety and efficacy of subretinal readministration of a viral vector in large animals to treat congenital blindness. Sci Transl Med, 2(21), 21ra16. PMID: 20374996.

Hong, E. S., Longmuir, R. A., Syed, N. A. & Allen, R. C. (2010). ANCA-associated granulomatous vasculitis* (Wegener’s Granulomatosis).

Syed, N. A. (2010). Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors, Chapters 12, 13. In 7. Basic and Clinical Science, Section 4. American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Rogers, G. M., Syed, N. A., Alward, W. L., Fernandez de Castro, J. & Jensen, L. (2010). Iris-Ciliary Body Melanoma: 57-year-old female with iris lesion.

Ward, M. S., Syed, N. A. & Goins, K. M. (2010). Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid: atypical presentation as pseudopterygium and limbal stem cell deficiency.

Gandhi, N., Syed, N. A. & Allen, R. C. (2010). Dermoid Cyst.

Karikari, I. O., Syed, N. A. & Cummings, T. J. (2009). Secretory meningiomas of the orbit. Orbit, 28(6), 408-11. PMID: 19929671.

Tagg, N. T., Lee, A. G., Syed, N. A. & Golnik, K. C. (2009). Artery, vein, neither, both?. Surv Ophthalmol, 54(3), 408-11. PMID: 19422967.

Eagle, R. C., Grossniklaus, H. E., Syed, N. A., Hogan, R. N., Lloyd, W. C. & Folberg, R. (2009). Inadvertent evisceration of eyes containing uveal melanoma. Arch Ophthalmol, 127(2), 141-5. PMID: 19204229.

Kitzmann, A. S., Wagoner, M. D., Syed, N. A. & Goins, K. M. (2009). Donor-related Candida keratitis after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea, 28(7), 825-8. PMID: 19574899.

Eagle, R. C., Grossniklaus, H. E., Syed, N. A., Hogan, R. N., Lloyd, W. C. & Folberg, R. (2009). Evisceration of Blind, Painful Eyes With Occult Uveal Melanoma Not a Crime [Reply]. Archives of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill.: 1960), 127(9), 1228-1229. PMID: 19752442.

Fernandez de Castro, J. P., Syed, N. A. (2009). Clinicopathologic Correlation: Ciliary Body Leiomyoma.

Wendel, L. J., Longmuir, S. Q. & Syed, N. A. (2009). Non-accidental Trauma: An unresponsive infant with bilateral retinal hemorrhages.

Birkholz, E. S., Syed, N. A. & Wagoner, M. D. (2009). Corneal Stromal Dystrophies: A Clinicopathologic Review.

Ostojic, J., Grozdanic, S. D., Syed, N. A., Hargrove, M. S., Trent 3rd, J. T., Kuehn, M. H., Kwon, Y. H., Kardon, R. H. & Sakaguchi, D. S. (2008). Patterns of distribution of oxygen-binding globins, neuroglobin and cytoglobin in human retina. Archives of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill.: 1960), 126(11), 1530-6. PMID: 19001220.

Shah, S. S., Al-Rajhi, A., Brandt, J. D., Mannis, M. J., Roos, B., Sheffield, V., Syed, N. A., Stone, E. M. & Fingert, J. H. (2008). Mutation in the SLC4A11 gene associated with autosomal recessive congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy in a large Saudi family. Ophthalmic Genet, 29(1), 41-5. PMID: 18363173.

Song, A., Carter, K. D., Syed, N. A., Song, J. & Nerad, J. A. (2008). Sebaceous cell carcinoma of the ocular adnexa: clinical presentations, histopathology, and outcomes. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg, 24(3), 194-200. PMID: 18520834.

Syed, N. A., Shetlar, D. J. (2008). Ophthalmic Pathology.

Kitzmann, A. S., Goins, K. M., Syed, N. A. & Wagoner, M. D. (2008). Bilateral herpes simplex keratitis with unilateral secondary bacterial keratitis and corneal perforation in a patient with pityriasis rubra pilaris. Cornea, 27(10), 1212-4. PMID: 19034146.

Syed, N. A., Albert, D. M., Garner, A. & White, V. A. (2008). Principles of Pathology. In D. M. Albert , J. W. Miller (Eds.) Albert and Jakobiec’s Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology. (3rd Edition), pp. 3543-3576. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.

Ostojic, J., Grozdanic, S., Syed, N. A., Hargrove, M. S., Trent 3rd, J. T., Kuehn, M. H., Kardon, R. H., Kwon, Y. H. & Sakaguchi, D. S. (2008). Neuroglobin and cytoglobin distribution in the anterior eye segment: a comparative immunohistochemical study. J Histochem Cytochem, 56(9), 863-72. PMID: 18574250.

Mullins, R. F., Kuehn, M. H., Faidley, E. A., Syed, N. A. & Stone, E. M. (2007). Differential macular and peripheral expression of bestrophin in human eyes and its implication for best disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 48(7), 3372-80. PMID: 17591911.

Goldstein, S. M., Katowitz, J. A. & Syed, N. A. (2006). The histopathologic effects of balloon dacryoplasty on the rabbit nasolacrimal duct. J AAPOS, 10(4), 333-5. PMID: 16935233.

Farjo, A. A., Halperin, G. I., Syed, N. A., Sutphin, J. E. & Wagoner, M. D. (2006). Salzmann's nodular corneal degeneration clinical characteristics and surgical outcomes. Cornea, 25(1), 11-5. PMID: 16331034.

Syed, N. A. (2006). Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors, Chapters 7, 8, 12. In Basic and Clinical Science, Section 4. American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Graff, J. M., Goins, K. M., Syed, N. A. & Sutphin, J. E. (2006). Acanthamoeba Keratitis: 39-year-old contact lens wearer with persisting keratitis and pain.

Johnson, S., Nerad, J. & Syed, N. A. (2006). Sebaceous Cell Carcinoma: A Masquerade Syndrome.

Tantri, A., Syed, N. A. & Weingeist, T. A. (2005). Metastatic Choroidal Lesion: 61 y.o. man presents with pain and blurry vision OD.

Kim, S. K., Ibarra, M. S., Syed, N. A., Sulewski, M. E. & Orlin, S. E. (2005). Development of epithelial downgrowth several decades after intraocular surgery. Cornea, 24(1), 108-9. PMID: 15604876.

O'Malley, E. E., Nerad, J. A. & Syed, N. A. (2005). Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma: 49 year-old female with left lower lid lesion.

Song, A., Syed, N. A., Kirby, P. A. & Carter, K. D. (2005). Giant cell angiofibroma of the ocular adnexae. Arch Ophthalmol, 123(10), 1438-43. PMID: 16219740.

Glazer-Hockstein, C., Syed, N. A., Warhol, M. & Gausas, R. E. (2004). Malignant solitary fibrous tumor metastatic to the orbit. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg, 20(6), 471-3. PMID: 15599253.

Szyfelbein, K., Kozakewicz, H. P., Syed, N. A. & Zembowicz, A. (2004). Phakomatous choristoma of the eyelid: a report of a case. J Cutan Pathol, 31(7), 506-8. PMID: 15239682.

Hall, J. K., Volpe, N. J., Galetta, S. L., Liu, G. T., Syed, N. A. & Balcer, L. J. (2003). The role of unilateral temporal artery biopsy. Ophthalmology, 110(3), 543-8. PMID: 12623818.

Volpe, J. K., Hall, J. K., Galetta, S. L., Liu, G. T., Syed, N. A. & Balcer, L. J. (2003). Unilateral temporal artery biopsy: Author reply. PMID: 14597549.

Sharma, A., Ibarra, M. S., Piltz-Seymour, J. R. & Syed, N. A. (2003). An unusual case of uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol, 135(4), 561-3. PMID: 12654386.

Wilson, M. W., Moshfeghi, D. M., Haik, B. G., Syed, N. A. & Morris, W. R. (2002). Choroidal osteoma in a patient with contralateral persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. Retina, 22(3), 358-60. PMID: 12055473.

Schocket, L. S., Syed, N. A. & Fine, S. L. (2002). Primary adrenal lymphoma with choroidal metastases. Am J Ophthalmol, 134(5), 775-6. PMID: 12429262.

Dubielzig, R. R., Grendahl, R. L., Orcutt, J. C., Syed, N. A. & Simons, K. B. (2002). Metastases. In R. Pfeiffer Jr. , K. B. Simons (Eds.) Ocular Tumors in Animals and Humans.. pp. 337-378. Blackwell Publishing.

Albert, D., Syed, N. A. & Cancer Committee, College of American Pathologists (2001). Protocol for the examination of specimens from patients with uveal melanoma: a basis for checklists. Arch pathol Lab Med, 125(9), 1177-82. PMID: 11520267.

Goldsmith, J. D., van de Rign, M. & Syed, N. A. (2001). Orbital hemangiopericytoma and solitary fibrous tumor: a morphologic continuum. Int J Surg Pathol, 9(4), 295-302. PMID: 12574845.

Syed, N. A., Smith, J. E., John, S. K., Seabra, M. C., Aquirre, G. D. & Milam, A. H. (2001). Evaluation of retinal photoreceptors and pigment epithelium in a female carrier of choroideremia. Ophthalmology, 108(4), 711-20. PMID: 11297488.

Gupta, A. R., Dejneka, N. S., D'Amato, R. J., Yang, Z., Syed, N. A., Maguire, A. M. & Bennett, J. (2001). Strain-dependent anterior segment neovascularization following intravitreal gene transfer of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). J Gene Med, 3(3), 252-9. PMID: 11437330.

Albert, D., Syed, N. A. & Cancer Committee, College of American Pathologists (2001). Protocol for the examination of specimens from patients with retinoblastoma: a basis for checklists. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 125(9), 1183-8. PMID: 11520268.

Huang, Y., Cideciyan, A. V., Aleman, T. S., Banin, E., Huang, J., Syed, N. A., Petters, R. M., Wong, F., Milam, A. H. & Jacobson, S. G. (2000). Optical coherence tomography (OCT) abnormalities in rhodopsin mutant transgenic swine with retinal degeneration. Exp Eye Res, 70(2), 247-51. PMID: 10655151.

Syed, N. A., Albert, D. M. (1999). Surgical pathology of ophthalmic plastic surgery. In D. M. Albert (Eds.) Ophthalmic Surgery: Principles and Techniques. Blackwell Science, Malden, MA,.

Goldstein, S. M., Syed, N. A., Milam, A. H., Maguire, A. M., Lawton, T. J. & Nichols, C. W. (1999). Cancer-associated retinopathy. Arch Ophthalmol, 117(12), 1641-5. PMID: 10604671.

Thorne, J., Syed, N. A. (1999). Iritis (Current Concepts in Ophthalmology) 1999 Edition. Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, 7, 36-40.

Norose, K., Clark, J. I., Syed, N. A., Basu, A., Heber-Katz, E., Sage, E. H. & Hose, C. C. (1998). SPARC deficiency leads to early-onset cataractogenesis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 39(13), 2674-80. PMID: 9856777.

Syed, N. A., Windle, J. J., Darjatmoko, S. R., Lokken, J. M., Steeves, R. A., Chappell, R., Wallow, I. H., Koop, B. A., Mangold, G., Howes, K. A. & Albert, D. M. (1998). Transgenic mice with pigmented intraocular tumors: tissue of origin and treatment. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 39(13), 2800-5. PMID: 9856795.

Mills, M. D., Syed, N. A. (1998). Retinoblastoma in an eye with congenital uveal coloboma. J AAPOS, 2(5), 303-4. PMID: 10646753.

Slusker-Shternfeld, I., Syed, N. A. & Sires, B. A. (1997). Invasive spindle cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva. PMID: 9046272.

Brandt, C. R., Imesch, P., Spencer, B., Eliassi-Rad, B., Syed, N. A., Untawale, S., Robinson, N. L. & Albert, D. M. (1997). The herpes simplex virus type 1 ribonucleotide reductase is required for acute retinal disease. Arch Virol, 142(5), 883-96. PMID: 9191855.

Brandt, C. R., Imesch, P. D., Robinson, N. L., Syed, N. A., Untawale, S., Darjatmoko, S. R., Chappell, R. J., Heinzelman, P. & Albert, D. M. (1997). Treatment of spontaneously arising retinoblastoma tumors in transgenic mice with an attenuated herpes simplex virus mutant. Virology, 229(1), 283-91. PMID: 9123872.

Syed, N. A., Nork, T. M., Poulsen, G. L., Riis, R. C., George, C. & Albert, D. M. (1997). Retinoblastoma in a dog. Arch Ophthalmol, 115(6), 758-63. PMID: 9194728.

Galetta, S. L., Balcer, L. J., Lieberman, A. P., Syed, N. A., Lee, J. M. & Oberholtzer, J. C. (1997). Refractory giant cell arteritis with spinal cord infarction. Neurology, 49(6), 1720-3. PMID: 9409378.

Wilkerson, C. L., Syed, N. A., Fisher, M. R., Robinson, N. L., Wallow, I. H. & Albert, D. M. (1996). Melanocytes and iris color. Light microscopic findings. Arch Ophthalmol, 114(4), 437-42. PMID: 8602782.

Sabb, P. C., Syed, N. A., Sires, B. S., Lemke, B. N., Dortzbach, R. K. & Albert, D. M. (1996). Primary orbital myxoid liposarcoma presenting as orbital pain. Arch Ophthalmol, 114, 353-4. PMID: 8600903.

Syed, N. A., Gohigian, G. M. (1995). Pathogenesis and clinical signs of conjunctival infection. In R. A. Hyndiuk , K. F. Tabbara (Eds.) Infections of the Eye. (Second Edition) Little, Brown and Co., Boston.

Syed, N. A., Chandler, J. W. (1995). Bacterial conjunctivitis. In R. A. Hyndiuk , K. F. Tabbara (Eds.) Infections of the Eye. (Second Edition) Little, Brown and Co, Boston.

Syed, N. A., Hyndiuk, R. A. (1992). Infectious conjunctivitis. Infect Dis Clin North Am, 6(4), 789-805. PMID: 1460263.