Prof. Francine Behar-Cohen

Prof. Francine Behar-Cohen

Professor of Ophthalmology and a vitreoretinal surgeon at Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris

Professor Behar-Cohen is a Professor of Ophthalmology and a vitreoretinal surgeon at Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris in France. Previously, she was Medical Director of the Jules Gonin Eye Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Full Professor at the University of Lausanne and the Paris Descartes University. 

Professor Behar-Cohen is Director of the ‘Physiopathology of ocular diseases: Therapeutic innovations’ team at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research in the Cordeliers Research Centre in Paris. She is also the founder of start-up companies Optis France (now EyeGate Pharma) and Eyevensys S.A.S. (for which she serves as Scientific Advisor). 

Professor Behar-Cohen has received awards for her research, including the Research Prize of the French Society of Ophthalmology, and is a member of numerous societies and scientific commissions. She is a member of the editorial board of Molecular Vision, the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Translational Vision Science and Technology, and Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. She has published more than 190 articles and a dozen books or book chapters.