|Born in 1967, Farhad Hafezi, MD PhD is a cataract and refractive surgeon, cell biologist and philanthropist. Prof. Hafezi study medicine in Switzerland at the University of Fribourg and later at the University of Bern.
He holds a professorship of ophthalmology from the University of Geneva and Roski Eye Institute at the University of Southern California, and a guest professorship from Wenzhou Medical University in China.
Prof. Hafezi is a pioneer of corneal cross-linking (CXL) for treating keratoconus and translating CXL principles to new applications. Hafezi’s scientific work comprises >180 peer-reviewed original articles, letters, reviews and book chapters with >7,765 citations, a cumulative impact factor of 628 with an h index of 45.