Gerd U. Auffartth

Chairman-Ophthalmology Department at University of Heidelberg, Germany

Gerd U. Auffartth

Gerd U. Auffartth

Chairman-Ophthalmology Department at University of Heidelberg, Germany

Biography

Professor Gerd U. Auffarth, MD, PhD, FEBO of Heidelberg, Germany is Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, Director of the International Vision Correction Research Centre (IVCRC) and the David J. Apple International Laboratory for Ocular Pathology, Board Member and Secretary General of the German Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (DGII), Honorary Member of the Hungarian Society for IOL implantation, Board Member of the European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), Member IIIC, His surgical expertise includes cataract and refractive, as well as cornea and glaucoma surgery. He was the first surgeon worldwide to implant a toric, aspheric, multifocal IOL and 2018 ranked #2 of the most influential individuals in ophthalmology worldwide.

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Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1964

Age

56

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Executive Chairman at ZEST Anchors LLC

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Executive Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Presbia PLC

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General Partner, Life Sciences at Wellington Partners GmbH

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Secretary & Director at European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

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Co-Director, Ophthalmic Innovation Program at Stanford University

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Co-Founder & Principal at CIM Group LP

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Former Managing Director at Eli Lilly & Company (Ireland) Ltd.

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Former Chief Technology Officer at Presbia PLC

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President at Secure Transportation

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Section Head of Endocrinology-5th Medical Department, University Medical Center Mannheim at University of Heidelberg, Germany

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Chairman-Ophthalmology Department at University of Heidelberg, Germany
Education

RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen) is a research university of technology located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With over 40,000 students enrolled in 130 study programs, it is the largest technical university in Germany.The institution maintains close links to industry and accounts for the highest amount of third-party funds of all German universities in both absolute and relative terms per faculty member.

Heidelberg University sees itself as a research university with a strong international orientation. Besides enhancing its disciplinary strengths, the University places special emphasis on maintaining the dialogue across traditional subject boundaries. Heidelberg University has twelve faculties with a total of more than 30,000 students and a research and teaching staff of more than 5,000 scientists - among them 450 professors. Numerous great minds have learned, taught and conducted research at Heidelberg University. The oldest German university has thus played an important part in shaping science and society since its founding in 1386. The University is at the centre of a research network that includes a large number of non-university research institutions and companies in Heidelberg and the Rhine-Neckar region.

Career History
Chairman-Ophthalmology Department
2011 - Current

Heidelberg University sees itself as a research university with a strong international orientation. Besides enhancing its disciplinary strengths, the University places special emphasis on maintaining the dialogue across traditional subject boundaries. Heidelberg University has twelve faculties with a total of more than 30,000 students and a research and teaching staff of more than 5,000 scientists - among them 450 professors. Numerous great minds have learned, taught and conducted research at Heidelberg University. The oldest German university has thus played an important part in shaping science and society since its founding in 1386. The University is at the centre of a research network that includes a large number of non-university research institutions and companies in Heidelberg and the Rhine-Neckar region.

Director, International Vision Correction Research Center
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