Damien Gatinel, MD, PhD, PhD

Damien Gatinel, MD, PhD, PhD has been the head of the Anterior and Refractive Surgery Department of the Rothschild Foundation, Paris, since 2007. He has developed a passion for refractive surgery, and particularly to some of its fundamental aspects such as laser profiles, high astigmatism correction, wavefront sensing, and correction of presbyopia. His research is mainly focused on IOL optical design, mathematical modeling of laser refractive surgical procedures, astigmatism correction, and the detection of subclinical keratoconus.

Dr Gatinel holds a PhD in applied mathematics and devised a new classification for ocular optical aberrations. He owns several patents, including the first diffractive trifocal IOL design (e.g. FineVision IOL), for which he was discerned the title of Knight of the Order of the Crown from the Kingdom of Belgium. Dr Gatinel is a board member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) and of the Research Committee of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS). He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He has received more than 20 international awards, among which 13 Best Paper of Session won during ASCRS meetings. Dr. Gatinel was the first to win 3 Best Paper of Session during the same ASCRS edition (2018). He has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited three books.


Rothschild Foundation, CEROC


29 rue Marin

Paris, 75019 FRANCE

Telephone – +33.611.725.128

Email – Gatinel@Gmail.com

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