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Dr. Ghasemi Falavarjani among the world's top scientists

 | Post date: 2021/03/22 | 
Dr. Ghasemi Falavarjani among 2% of the world's top scientists
 
Dr. Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani, who was recently selected by Stanford University as one of the top 2% of the scientists in the world, is an ophthalmologist, and retinal diseases and laser fellow as well as the director of the Ophthalmology Department at Iran University of Medical Sciences; hence, his major research work focuses on eye diseases, especially retina.

Having about 180 articles, Dr. Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani has been the editor in chief of the scientific journal of the Iranian Ophthalmological Association called “Journal of Current Ophthalmology” since 2015, which has been established itself as among the world’s ophthalmological journals and is one of the best journals in the Middle East.

As the professor of Iran University of Medical Sciences, he has twice won “the Selected Researcher Award” at the Razi Festival, which is the highest research festival of medical sciences in Iran.

In an interview with the IUMS Public Relations about his selection among the top 2% of scientists in the world by Stanford University, Dr. Ghasemi Falavarjani said "In fact, it was a research work carried out at Stanford University, through which eight million researchers existing worldwide in all disciplines who had at least five articles were surveyed. Then, based on their scientific work and the impact factor of their academic work fulfilled on the basis of their citations, new indicators were calculated that show the position of each researcher and scientist among those eight million scientists.”

He added "According to the new calculated indicators, more than 100,000 top researchers in their fields in all medical and non-medical disciplines were selected and listed, and in the field of ophthalmology only three researchers from Iran were included in the list, one from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, the other from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and I from Iran University of Medical Sciences.”

Regarding Iran's position in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Ghasemi Falavarjani said "In global scale, Iran is among the countries that are in a very good position in terms of theoretical and practical education in ophthalmology since we have designed our ophthalmologic principles based on international standards, and we did our best to move accordingly. That is why Iran enjoys a very good position in the field of ophthalmology education.

In his interview, Dr. Ghasemi Falavarjani also pointed out that "It should be noted that research is a team and group work, in a way that a group should provide the conditions for a researcher to work and the researcher enjoys the tools and facilities and conditions provided by the officials. The cooperation of students, professors or other groups that contribute to the researcher are also of importance. Therefore, it is important to know that the officials’ contribution and planning is very important to develop and direct research talents. Although the potential and the main force that leads to a person's growth lies in the individual and they must nurture those conditions in themselves to become a selected researcher, the environmental conditions and the officials’ planning to nurture this person and the help of colleagues are very significant. I am glad that during my years of service at Iran University of Medical Sciences, our professors and officials, despite all the challenges they faced, provided the conditions for us to work. Thus, I thank all the officials and professors who helped me over these years. A large number of assistants and students also helped us, and all of them were very influential in completing this achievement, for which I thank all of them.”



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