Laurence Desjardins, MD

Laurence Desjardins, MD

Contact information

  • Department d'Ophtalmologie - Institut Curie
    26, rue d'Ulm, Paris, F-75231
    +33-1-4432 4006
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Ophthalmic Oncologist

Current Positions

administrative and scientific director of the french society of Ophthalmology
ophtalmologist at Curie Institute


Ophthalmology residency in Paris 1976-1981
Fellowship in ocular oncology at the Presbyterian medical center in New York1978
Chef de Clinique hôpital Necker enfants malades from 1981 to 1984
Head of ophthalmology service in Le Mans Hospital from 1984 to 1987
Part time activity in Curie Institute since January 1982
Part time assistant in ophthalmic oncology in 1987
Head of department of ophthalmic oncology service in Curie Institute Paris from 1991 to 2016
Member of OOG, ISOO, French society of ophthalmology and French society of pediatric oncology
President of honor of Retinostop
President of the OOG from 2003 to 2008
Treasurer of the French society of ophthalmology from 2008 to 2014
Chairman Pathology oncology at EVER from 2010 to 2015
Coordinator of several research protocols on uveal melanoma and on retinoblastoma, coordinator of the French working group on uveal melanoma for the national cancer institute (INCA) since 2008 and of MELACHONAT from 2012 to December 2018
Vice president of EVER 2016
President of AMCC

224 publications on ophthalmic tumors and contribution to 5 books on ophthalmic tumors
Director of the Paris hospital of Curie Institute from January 2016 to December 2018
Administrative and scientific director of SFO since January 2019

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