Department of Ophthalmology and
Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory,
Stanford University, CA 94305-4085
Tel: (650) 725-0059, fax: (650) 725-8311,
|Interactions of electric field and light with biological cells and tissues, and their applications to medicine and biology:
Laser-tissue interactions; Electro-Neural Interfaces; Minimally-invasive optical and electronic therapeutic technologies; Optical imaging and spectroscopy.
|1996 - 1998||Postdoctoral fellowship at Picosecond Free Electron Laser Center, Stanford University, CA, USA. “Photo-induced transient optical elements for near-field IR microscopy”|
|1989 - 1995:||Ph.D. in Applied Physics (summa cum laude), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Dissertation Title: "Photoablation of Soft Tissues Using Lensless Optics and its Applications to Medicine and Biology".
|1979 - 1984:||M.Sc. in Physics, Yerevan State University, Armenia, USSR.
Thesis: "X-rays Scattering on Crystals with Various Types of Deformation"
|2007 -||Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, and Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University.
|2001 - 2007||Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, and Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University.
|1998 - 2000|| Department of Ophthalmology and Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University.
Senior Research Scientist
|1998||Picosecond Free Electron Laser Center,
Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University.
|1996 - 1997||Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University.
Post Doctoral Fellow
|1994 - 1996||Laser Center of the Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.
|1988 - 1994||Applied Physics Division, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
|1984 - 1987||Institute of Applied Physics, Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, USSR.
|APS – American Physical Society, SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, OSA – Optical Society of America, ARVO - Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, AAO – American Academy of Ophthalmology, AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science.|
|Honors & Awards|
|2012||R&D 100 award for invention and development of the Image-guided Femtosecond Laser System for Cataract Surgery (Catalys), with OptiMedica Corp.|
|2009||Medical Design Excellence Award for invention and development of the Pulsed Electron Avalanche Knife (PEAK PlasmaBlade), with PEAK Surgical Inc.|
|2007||R&D 100 award for invention and development of the Pattern Scanning Laser Photocoagulator (PASCAL), with OptiMedica Corp.|
|2004||Pascal Rol award for the best paper on Ophthalmic Technologies Conference, SPIE meeting BIOS 2004 (Photonics West 2004).|
|2001||Winner of the Collegiate Inventors Competition of the US National Inventors Hall of Fame (advisor of D. Fletcher).|
|2000||First Place Award in Instrumentation, Pharmaceuticals and Devices, US Vitreous Society. Awarded for "New Plasma-based Cutting Instrument for Vitreoretinal Surgery" (with M.S. Blumenkranz and S. Sanislo).|
|1995||Dr. Shlomiuk award from the board of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem for outstanding Ph.D. Research.|
|1992||Wolf Foundation scholarship for outstanding doctoral students.|
|1991||Prof. Rabau award of the Israel Society for Fertility Research for development of the Laser-Assisted in-vitro Fertilization.|
|Lasers in Medicine – 3 units, undergraduate.
Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology (lectures on Ophthalmic Lasers)
Making Sense of the Human Senses (part related to restoration of sight through biotechnology)
|STARTUPS and Technology Transfer|
More than 30 patents became foundation of 7 platform technologies transferred to industrial development and manufacturing in startups and established companies. The following technologies are currently in clinical use world-wide:
|2012 - present||Member of the Editorial Board, Translational Vision Science & Technology|
|2010 - present||Member of the Editorial Board, Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology|
|2004 – present||Member of the Editorial Board, Expert Review of Medical Devices|
|2004 -2011||NIH Scientific Review Panel|
|2004 –2011||Department of Veterans Affairs, Scientific Merit Review Advisory Board|
|2004 – present||Member, Organizing committee, Ophthalmic Technologies Conference, BIOS, SPIE.|
Biophysical Journal, Optics Letters, Applied Physics Letters, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Ophthalmic Surgical Lasers, Expert Review of Medical Devices, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Archives of Ophthalmology, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Journal of Neurophysiology, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Experimental Eye Research, Journal of Neural Engineering, Nature, Physical Review Letters, Journal of Neuroscience, The Lancet, Nature Photonics.