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.