Born in 1950 in the region of Transylvania, Romania. He Graduated from the Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel in 1974. In 1985 he finished his residency in Ophthalmology, and in 1990 a fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan in Ann-Arbor, MI, USA. For the last twenty-five years is the head of the Neuro-Ophthalmology service at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. In addition to his longstanding clinical work, he has collaborated internationally with several medical services in research studies, wrote few chapters in medical textbooks, co-authored almost forty articles published in the international medical literature, lectured in many Ophthalmological & Neuro-Ophthalmological conferences and organized tens of courses along the years in Neuro-Ophthalmology in various meetings.
Professor Mohammad Pakravan has won an Achievement Award from American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a Member of Iranian Ophthalmology Association and also a member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has published more than 62 peer-reviewed articles and also a book and two chapters of two books. From 2006 till present he holds the position of Educational Director of Ophthalmology Section, at Labbafinejad Medical Center.
Mubarak F. Al. Faran is currently a Dean, College of Medicine & Supervisor, University Hospitals, King Saud University. He is also Chairman of Medical Committee in King Saud University. He is a Professor of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University and an Editorial Board Member of Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology. Professor Mubarak Al Faran has a membership of Saudi Ophthalmological Society and American Academy of Ophthalmology.