Nader Moinfar, MPH '11
Outstanding Recent Graduate Award
Chief of Ophthalmology, Lakeland Regional Medical Center;
Vice Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Orland Regional Healthcare System
Nader Moinfar, MD, entered the MPH program with the goal of finding an avenue for placing his clinical work as a retina specialist within the context of public health; he completed his MPH in 2011. Since then, Moinfar has assumed leadership positions, including Chairman of Ophthalmology of Orlando Regional Healthcare System (ORHS), as well as Chief of Ophthalmology for the Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He also serves on the Leadership, as well as Medical Executive Committees of ORHS, and the Medical Staff Quality Improvement and Multidisciplinary Peer Review Council of Lakeland Regional.
Since completing his MPH, Moinfar has also served on the Credentials Committee, Winter Haven Hospital; Collaborative Quality Advisory Committee, ORHS; and the Surgical Working Group, Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Group (NIH). He is a peer reviewer for the journals Ophthalmology, and Retina. Moinfar has performed multiple volunteer surgical trips to West Africa and Central America; his capstone project involved work he did in Honduras while in the MPH program. As an alumnus, he has served on the Bloomberg School's DAAC (Dean’s Academic Advisory Council) and established, soon after his graduation, the Moinfar Family Scholarship Fund for a MPH student in financial need at the School.