Dr. Marjan Farid is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Director of Cornea, Refractive & Cataract Surgery, Vice Chair of Ophthalmic Faculty at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California Irvine. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in Biology and earned her medical degree at UC San Diego. Her clinical practice is divided between patient care, teaching and research. Her research interests focus on corneal surgery, specifically the use of the femtosecond laser for corneal transplantation.
Dr. Farid is also the founder of the Severe Ocular Surface Disease Center at UCI. She performs Limbal Stem Cell transplants as well as artificial corneal transplantation for the treatment of patients with severe ocular surface disease. Dr. Farid serves as a board member for SightLife Eye Bank. She serves as Vice-Chair of the Scientific programs committee of the EBAA (Eye Bank Association of America) and is an active member of the Corneal Clinic Committee of ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery). Her work is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. She has authored multiple textbook chapters and travels extensively to present her work at national and international meetings.