Meet Dr. Boghossian

About Dr. Boghossian

Dr. Allen Boghossian is a board certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist. Dr. Boghossian grew up in the Bay Area where he attended Santa Clara University for his undergraduate education. After graduating with honors, he attended medical school in Missouri where he graduated first in his class. Following his residency in Kansas City, Dr. Boghossian completed an extra sub-specialty training called a fellowship in laser vision correction at the world-renowned Durrie Vision. Dr. Boghossian is not only a physician but a patient as well, having had refractive surgery for his nearsightedness in 2007.

Dr. Boghossian is an active member of numerous professional organizations including American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is a LASIK instructor to ophthalmology residents at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and a regular speaker on laser vision correction at national ophthalmology meetings.

Dr. Boghossian has been on the board of directors to Prevent Blindness Northern California (PBNC) since 2011.  PBNC is a non-profit organization that screens children for early detection of eye condition that if left untreated could result in amblyopia (lazy eye).  Dr. Boghossian is the chairman to the organization since 2015.

Allen Boghossian, DO Curriculum Vitae
TITLE

Ophthalmologist – Specialist in Refractive Surgery

EDUCATION
Refractive Surgery Fellowship Durrie Vision/Kansas University, Overland Park, KS
Ophthalmology Residency University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Internship Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA
Medical School A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Undergraduate Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
HONORS AND AWARDS
Medical School Class Rank #1 (Class of 146)
Stewart Award Outstanding Clinical and Academic Accomplishment
Presidential Scholarship A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Cum Laude Graduate Santa Clara University
LICENSE

Osteopathic Medical Board of California

BOARD CERTIFIED

American Board of Ophthalmology

RESEARCH
CustomVue Enhancement Algorithm
Dry Eye Symptom Comparison between SBK and PRK
Intralase Flap Thickness Analysis Using the Visante Anterior Segment OCT
Comparison of Retinal Image Quality between SBK and PRK
Corneal Biomechanics and Intraocular Pressure following SBK and PRK
Improving Predictability of Custom Cornea Retreatment
Wavefront – Optimized versus Wavefront – Guided LASIK for Myopia
Comparing Hyperopic LASIK Outcomes with Conventional, Wavefront – optimized and Wavefront – guided ablations
Conductive Keratoplasty for Presbyopia – 1 Year Results
Endothelial Cell Loss with Resident Performed Phacoemulsification
PUBLICATIONS
2007 Anterior Segment OCT Analysis of Intralase FS Flaps
Journal of Refractive Surgery
2007 Effects of Non-steroidal Ophthalmic Drops on Epithelial Healing in Patients Undergoing Bilateral Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Advances in Therapy
2007 PRK and SBK Effects on Corneal Properties
Eye World News Magazine
PRESENTATIONS
NAVP What’s New in Refractive Surgery?
AOCOO Introduction to Cloud Based Electronic Medical Records
AOCOO Refractive Surgery Post-op Management
AOCOO Improving Patient Experience
ACA Contemporary Model in Management of Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disease
ACA Topography for Laser Vision and Premium IOLs
ASCRS CustomVue Enhancement Algorithm
ASCRS Retinal Image Quality Comparison between SBK and PRK
ASCRS Corneal Biomechanical Properties Following Refractive Surgery
AAO Improving Predictability of Custom Cornea Retreatment
ARVO Conductive Keratoplasty for Presbyopia – 1 Year Results
ARVO Granulocytic Sarcoma Masquerading as Nodular Scleritis
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
2003 – pres. American Academy of Ophthalmology
2003 – pres. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
2015 – present Chairman – Prevent Blindness Northern California
2007 – present Medical Liability – Expert Witness and Case Reviewer
2011 – present Board Member – Prevent Blindness Northern California
2010 – present Refractive Surgery Educational Committee – AOCOOHNS
2007 – present Instructor: Refractive Surgery for Ophthalmology Residents – AAO
2006 – 2007 Coordinator: Kansas University Refractive Surgery Clinic
2002 – 2003 Intern Class President
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA
2006 State of Missouri Resident Representative
AAO Mid – Year Political Forum, Washington DC
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
2012 – present Member – Danville Rotary Club
2010 – present Boghossian Vision Charity Golf Championship
Fundraising event for Prevent Blindness Northern California
1990 – 1994 Growing Healthy Project
Santa Clara School District sponsored health education program