Dr Farvardin’s Biography
Born in 1968 in Shiraz, Dr Mohsen Farvardin was to become one of the most renowned and successful ophthalmologists both in Iran and the world. He graduated summa cum laude from Shiraz University High School in 1978 and continued his education at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences from 1983 to 1990. Again he was able to receive his MD degree with highest honors and proceed to go through his residency an as an ophthalmologist at the same university. The four years of residency seemed like a launching pad for Dr Farvardin who attempted to achieve his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery after two years (2000-2001), again at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Since then, Dr Farvardin has been honored with various achievements and accolades, a number of which follow:
From 2005 up to the current date, he has been holding the position of associate professor of Ophthalmology at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in which he had built up his educational and professional career, not to mention the nine years prior to the said date when he was serving as an assistant professor of ophthalmology. In addition, he has held a number of prestigious executive posts such as director of Vitreoretinal Department at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (2001-2004), director & president of Dastgheib Hospital of Shiraz (2002-2003), and project manager of Iran health sector reform in association with the World Bank (2005-2008).
As a remarkable surgeon, Dr Farvardin led the team who successfully performed artificial retina implantation on two Iranian women. The surgeries were groundbreaking in the sense that they were conducted on patients with absolute blindness. With regard to the aforementioned treatments, Dr Farvardin explained that operating this kind of surgery demands a duration of 5 hours while employing the most complicated and modern methodologies of optical operation. This surgeries, in which a team of the most professional Ophthalmologists led by Dr Farvardin were able to bring back the gift of sight to two patients, were performed for the first time in Iran.