Michel E. Farah

Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Michel Eid Farah holds an M.D. degree. He received a fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is a Professor of ophthalmology at the Federal University of São Paulo and the Head of Retina Vitreous Department. He is a Postgraduation Advisor and the Director of the Ophthalmic Technology Course. Moreover, he is a Member of the Club Jules Gonin, Macula Society, Retina Society, and American Society of Retina Specialists. He is the past President of the Brazilian Retina Vitreous Society and a Delegate of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology. He is involved in prevention of blindness, teaching, and scientific and fundus raiser boards within the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology. Farah is the creator of the diabetic eye continuous campaign, the Vice President of the Brazilian Congress of Ophthalmology in 2001, a Treasurer of the World Congress of Ophthalmology in 2006, and a principal investigator for over 20 multicenter trials evaluating new drugs, devices, surgical innovations, drug delivery for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and edema. In addition, he is a peer reviewer for several journals, an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Ophthalmology and Brazilian Archives of Ophthalmology, and the author of four books and 101 chapters in several books. He has a total of 164 peer-reviewed publications (74 abroad and 90 in Brazil). He is invited to present the PAAO American Journal of Ophthalmology Lecture at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in San Francisco, USA, in 2009.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2011

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