Farhad Hafezi | Ophthalmologist
Farhad Hafezi | Ophthalmologist in Switzerland
Farhad Hafezi Swiss Surgeon
Graduate and Postgraduate studies, Research From 1993 to 1994, Hafezi participated in a two year-course in experimental medicine and biology (now MBiol) at the ETH and the University of Zurich. He spent three additional years in the Laboratory for Retinal Cell Biology of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University Hospital of Zurich.
His main focus was the molecular mechanisms of retinal degeneration, and he identified the first gene that essentially regulates light-induced retinal degeneration (Hafezi et al., Nature Medicine, 1997).
Clinical activities Prof. Hafezi’s clinical focus are the cornea and complication management after complicated refractive laser surgery.
He was instrumental in implementing corneal cross-linking technology in ophthalmology.
From 2010 to 2014, Farhad Hafezi was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.
In 2012, he was also appointed Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles.
Current positions Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Dept.
of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles, USA Chief Medical Officer, The ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland Publications By June 2015, Prof. Hafezi has published more than 150 scientific articles, and his work has been cited more than 6’000 times. His total impact factor is 524, and his h index is 40.
Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology, University of Geneva, Switzerland Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles, USA
Awards, “Power List” Prof. Hafezi has received 19 national and international awards and distinctions, both for his scientific work and for the development of new technologies (innovation awards).
Awards include, amongst others, the ARVO Foundation/Carl Camras Translational Research Award (USA) 2014, as well as the highest distinctions in ophthalmology of Switzerland and Belgium.
In 2014, the readers of the British journal “The Ophthalmologist” voted Prof. Hafezi onto the “Power List”, a list of the 100 most influential personalities in ophthalmology. Persian Ophthalmologist in Switzerland
Farhad Hafezi fluently speaks German (mother tongue), English, French, Polish and Farsi.
He is married and has three daughters.
Laboratory for Ocular Cell Biology Research group of Prof. Farhad Hafezi in Zurich, Switzerland Current research projects Project
1: Improving excimer laser ablation profiles Project. Iranian Yellow Pages
2: Improving corneal cross-linking for the treatment of corneal infections Project 2
3 Improving corneal cross
-linking for the treatment of keratoconus Project
5: Hormonal influences on ocular biomechanics
The ELZA Institute, led by Prof.
Farhad Hafezi combines clinicians and researchers to provide excellent personalized ophthalmic patient care.