Dr. Farid joined our Board of Directors in October 2022 and is a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since 2009, she has served as Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Director of Cornea, Refractive & Cataract Surgery, and Vice Chair of Ophthalmic Faculty at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California Irvine. Her clinical practice is divided between patient care, teaching, and research. Dr. Farid’s research interests focus on corneal surgery, specifically the use of the femtosecond laser for corneal transplantation. She is also the founder of the Severe Ocular Surface Disease Center at UCI. She performs limbal stem cell transplants as well as artificial corneal transplantation for the treatment of patients with severe ocular surface disease. She serves as the Chair of the Corneal Clinic Committee of ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery). Her work is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. She has authored multiple textbook chapters and travels extensively to present her work at national and international meetings. Dr. Farid graduated from UCLA with a degree in Biology and earned her medical degree at UC San Diego.