Dion Paridaens MD PhD

Meet Dr. Paridaens

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Dion Paridaens is a highly motivated oculoplastic and orbital surgeon who loves to give excellent care to his patients. His other hobby is teaching of younger doctors, who are eager to learn and to improve themselves. Paridaens leads the residency program (about 27 residents) in the Rotterdam Eye Hospital and has been the Oculoplastic Fellowship Director for overseas and national fellows since 2002. He chairs the Medical Board, including about 45 medical specialists. In 2008, he set up a Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Service in the Focuskliniek Oogziekenhuis Rotterdam, where he has treated patients from The Netherlands and from all over the globe. In addition, he holds a part-time position as Head of the Orbital Service in the Department of Ophthalmology, Erasmus MC and is a Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon at the ELZA Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland. His research focuses on orbital inflammatory conditions and eyelid surgery, as well as ocular oncology. He has supervised many PhD students. He is a frequently invited lecturer in Europe and elsewhere. He is the current President of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) and Past-Honorary Secretary of this Society. He is a honorary Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal Orbit, which he led for 14 years. He presently is a Section Editor for the British Journal of Ophthalmology and Co-Editor of Acta Ophthalmologica. He is a past visiting Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve (H.U.G.). He was awarded the FC Donders Prize for Ophthalmology for best thesis in 1996. And last but not least: he is happily married to his lovely wife Femke and has three wonderful children Maartje, Niek and Mark.

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