Stephen Anesi, MD

Dr. Anesi was born in Van Nuys, California. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Science in 1999. He continued his studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a Master’s Degree in Physiological Science in 2000. Dr. Anesi earned a Doctorate of Medicine in 2006 from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Upon completion of his Surgical Internship at UCLA Medical Center in 2007, he traveled east to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York for his Residency in Ophthalmology. After completion of his residency in 2010, where he served as Chief Resident, Dr. Anesi traveled to Cambridge for his Fellowship in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis with Dr. C. Stephen Foster.

Upon his completion of his fellowship with Dr. Foster in June, 2011, he was invited to join the medical staff at MERSI as a staff physician. In 2016, he became an Associate Partner at MERSI.

Dr. Anesi sees and treats patients with uveitis, scleritis, keratitis, dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, and general ophthalmology issues.

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2010-2011 Ocular Immunology & Uveitis Fellowship

Massachusetts Eye Research & Surgery Institution, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2007-2010 Ophthalmology Residency

Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York

2006-2007 Surgery Internship, Preliminary

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California


2002-2006 Doctor of Medicine

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

1999-2000 Master of Science – Physiological Science

University of California, Los Angeles

1994-1999 Bachelor of Science – Physiological Science, Cum Laude

College and Departmental Honors, Minor Neuroscience

University of California, Los Angeles


2015 Patients’ Choice Award, American Registry

Research & Publications

Foster CS, Gonzales L, Anesi SD, Palafox K, (eds.). Childhood Uveitis. (pending publication)

Anesi SD. How should I use topical mydriatic and cycloplegic agents? Foster CS (ed.). Curbside Consultation in Uveitis: 49 Questions. Thoroughfare, NJ: Slack Inc. (pending publication)

Perry, Henry, DSAEK rejection in first 180 cases: Retrospective Chart Review. (pending publication)

2011 Anesi SD, Foster CS. Anterior uveitis: etiology & treatment. Advanced Ocular Care. 2011 Jan-Feb; 2(1): 32-4.

2010 Foster CS, Anesi SD. The successful approach to ocular rosacea. Refractive Eyecare. 2010 Dec; 14 (12): 11-2, 19.

2009 Lefebvre DR, Anesi SD, Morcos MM. Orbital CT Scan as a Potential Predictor of Intraocular Injury – Nassau University Medical Center Resident Day, Poster

2009 Anesi SD, Morcos MM. Ocular Manifestations of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation – Nassau University Medical Center Resident Day, Poster

2003 Matthews HR, Fain GL. The effect of light on outer segment calcium in salamander rods. Journal Physiology. 2003 Nov 1; 552 (3): 763-76. (acknowledgment)


2008 – Present, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, member

2008 – Present, American Academy of Ophthalmology, member 

2012 – Present, American Uveitis Society, member

2014 – Present, New England Ophthalmological Society, member