Curriculum Vitae

  • Education
  • Licensure
  • Certification
  • Position Held
  • Societies
  • Honors and Awards
  • Past Funding
  • Associate
  • Editorships

Education

Medical School

University of FreiburgFreiburg, West Germany1962

Internship

St Johannes HospitalDuisburg, Germany1962-1964

Internship

Passaic General HospitalPassaic, New Jersey1964-1965

Residency

Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of DusseldorfDusseldorf, West Germany1965-1966

Residency in Ophthalmology

Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of EssenEssen, West Germany1966-1969

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Retina

University of EssenEssen, West Germany1969-1970

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Retina

Jules Stein Eye InstituteUniversity of California School of MedicineLos Angeles, CA1970-1971

Inventions

122 issued U.S. PatentIncluding a method for modifying corneal curvature known as LASIKPatented on 1989US Patent 4,840,175.

Licensure

1972

Illinois #036-045321

1982

Florida #39863

1987

Louisiana #L07451R/#R011735

2003

2003

Certification

1974

Diplomate, American Board of Opthalmology

Position Held

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

University of CaliforniaSchool of MedicineLos Angeles, California1971

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

University of IllinoisAbraham Lincoln School of MedicineChicago, Illinois1971-1974

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

University of IllinoisAbraham Lincoln School of MedicineChicago, Illinois1974-1976

Professor of Ophthalmology

University of IllinoisAbraham Lincoln School of MedicineChicago, Illinois1976-1987

Professor of Ophthalmology

LSU Eye CenterLouisiana State UniversityMedical CenterSchool of MedicineNew Orleans, Louisiana1987-2000

Joint appointment

Neuroscience Center of ExcellenceLouisiana State University Medical CenterSchool of MedicineNew Orleans, Louisiana1994-2000

Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Chair in Retinal Diseases

Louisiana State University Medical CenterSchool of MedicineNew Orleans, Louisiana1998-2000

Professor of Ophthalmology and Co-Director

Vitreo-Retinal ServiceTulane University School of MedicineNew Orleans, LA2000-2006

Professor of Ophthalmology

University of ArizonaPhoenix, AZ2006-2007

Joint Professor of Optical Science & Engineering

Arizona State UniversityPhoenix, AZ2006-2007

Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology

Tulane University Medical CenterNew Orleans, LA2009

Joint professor of Optical Science and engineering

University of ArizonaTucson Az.2009-Present

Prof. Basic medical Sciences

University of ArizonaTucson Az.2009-Present

Societies

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Retina Society

American Academy of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Fellowship1974

Pan American Association of Ophthalmology

1975

American College of Surgeons

Fellowship1980

American Intra-Ocular Implant Society

1983

American Association for the Advancement of Science

1990

Director of Ophthalmology, Board of Directors, RP International

1991

Canadian Ophthalmological Society

1996

American Association for the Advancement of Science

1997

Macula Society

1998

American Association for the Advancement of Science

2002

Honors and Awards

Fisher Prize

Chicago Ophthalmology Society1973

Advisor to the National Commission of Diabetes

1974

Honorary Member

New Zealand Ophthalmology Society1976

Honor Award

American Academy of Ophthalmology1979

Honorary Member

All India Ophthalmological Society1981

Honorary Member

Paraguayan Ophthalmological Society1982

Honorary Corresponding Member

Peruvian Ophthalmological Society1984

Honorary Member

Latin American Ocular Angiofluorography and Photocoagulation Society1988

U.S. Public Health Service grant EY07541 from the National Eye Institute

National Institutes of Health ServicesBethesda, MD1989

Senior Honor Award

American Academy of Ophthalmology1989

Honorary member

All India Ophthalmological Laser Society1990

Included in first edition of The Best Doctors in America: Southeast Region

1996-97

Honor Award

Vitreous Society1997

Included in fourth edition of The Best Doctors in America

1998

Gertrude Pyron Lecturer Award, Vitreous Society Annual Meeting

2001

ASCRS Innovators Award

2001

Lifetime Achievement Award, Iranian Ophthalmology Society

2003

Paul Henkind Lecturer

Macula Society2004

Hall of Fame

American Society of Cataract and Refractive SurgeryWashington, DC2005

Pfizer/ARVO Translational Research Award

Association for Research in Vision and OphthalmologyFort Lauderdale, FL2005

Lifetime Achievement Award

American Academy of Ophthalmology2008

George Waring medal

2008

Iranian Ophthalmological society gold medal award

2010

Past Funding

NIH grant EY07541

Liposomes for Intravitreal Drug Delivery8-1-89 through 7-31-94

NIH grant EY08137

Retinal Blood Flow Measurement5-1-89 through 12-31-96

Associate

Ophthalmic Surgery

Editorships

  • Retina
  • Afro-Asian Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Surgery News
  • Les Cahiers d’Ophtalmologie
  • Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers
  • EyeWorld
  • Hong Kong Journal of Ophthalmology