Chief Technology Officer
Ali Tafreshi has over 18 years of experience in the field of eye care, with an expansive range of expertise. He is a strategy, innovation, and clinical development executive who has played multiple roles in the eye care industry. Ali spent 10 years at the Hamilton Glaucoma Research Center in San Diego as a Research Associate, Clinical Trials Manager, and Clinical Research Coordinator. During his tenure there, he published several peer-reviewed manuscripts with Dr. Robert N. Weinreb. He transitioned to industry by joining Heidelberg Engineering, an ophthalmic medical device and software solutions company. During his 8 years at Heidelberg Engineering, he served several roles including Global Head/VP of Product Management and Clinical Affairs. During this time, his realm of responsibilities included development of a strategic product roadmap, clinical development of technology in the prototype stage, product design, publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts in collaboration with clinician scientists, clinical trial management, regulatory submissions, strategic creation of clinical marketing material, and sales. His area of clinical expertise includes glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmic diseases, and retinal conditions.