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Damien Gatinel, MD 


Office: Fondation Rothschild, 25 rue Manin, 75019 Paris, France

Office phone: +33-1-4-803-6482
Mobile phone: +336-1-172-5128


Damien Gatinel, MD, Ph.D., has been the head of the Anterior and Refractive Surgery Department of the Rothschild Foundation, Paris, since 2007. His research is on IOL optical design, IOL power calculation, mathematical modeling of laser refractive surgical procedures, applications of AI in ocular anterior segment pathology, astigmatism correction, and the detection of subclinical keratoconus. He holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and devised a new classification for ocular optical aberrations. He holds the patent for the first diffractive trifocal IOL design (FineVision IOL),. He has received over 22 international awards, including 17 Best Paper of Session received during ASCRS meetings.

Head of Anterior and Refractive Surgery of Ophthalmology Dept, Rothschild Foundation, Paris, France since 2008, Assistant Professor: Bichat Claude Bernard Hospital (University of Paris VII):1999-2008, Fellow of Ophthalmology (University of Paris XIII) 1996-99, Ophthalmology Residency 1993-96
Licensures and Certifications

Diplomate in Medicine, 1991, Diplomate in Ophthalmology, 1996, “Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches” (Director of Research Position), 2005, PhD in Applied Mathematics at Paris Saclay University, Applied Math Dept. (Dir: Pr Laurent Dumas), 2017

Prizes and Awards:
Dr. Gatinel has received many Awards, including the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (2014), the Lans Distinguished Award (AAO/ISRS 2014), the 2016 Recognition Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), the 2017 Bruce Jackson Lecture Award from the Canadian Ophthalmology Society, the 2022 Whitney Sampson Lecture Award from the Eye and Contact Lens Association, the “Prix de l’Oeil” from Fondation de France (2022) and 17 Best Paper of Session Awards (BPOS) from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Past and Current Scientific Activities:
IOl power calculation formula design (PEARL-DGS formula).

Publications: 170 peer-reviewed publications and 240 non-peer-reviewed publications in French and English for CME publications. >20 Book chapters in English medical textbooks

Society Affiliations:
Member of the ESCRS Research Committee & Digital Health Committee, the ISRS Executive Committee, French Society of Ophthalmology, AAO, ASCRS, ARVO, Editorial Board of the JCRS.

Holder of 10 Medical Patents

List of Main Distinctions: Knight of the Order of the Crown, Kingdom of Belgium on 11/24/2015, Lans Distinguished Award 2013, Senior Achievement Award, 2014, American Academy of Ophthalmology

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