Zhejiang University, School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China has awarded Prof. Dr. Dr. Ludwig M. Heindl, Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne and member of FOR 2240, with the dignity of Honorary Professor. The Senate of Zhejiang University selected Prof. Heindl for this special and rare honor based on his exceptional contributions to ophthalmology, especially in the field of ophthalmic oncology and ophthalmoplastic surgery.
“The title of Honorary Professor expresses a special appreciation in China that is given to very few hand-picked, outstanding scientists,” said Prof. Yao Ke, director of the Eye Center at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, School of Medicine in Hangzhou. The Zhejiang University Eye Hospital is among the top 5 eye hospitals in China in terms of expertise. It is also considered one of the largest ophthalmology clinics in the world, with more than 550 employees, 28 operating rooms and 200 beds, with more than 80,000 surgeries and more than 800,000 outpatient visits annually. Prof. Heindl expressed his gratitude for this great honor and special distinction: “Our Chinese-German cooperation in ophthalmology is shaping up very successfully and we are very much looking forward to further joint scientific and clinical projects that will benefit patients with tumors on and in the eye.”
Prof. Heindl is Head of Ophthalmologic Oncology and Ophthalmoplastic Surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne. Clinically and scientifically, he deals with tumors on and in the eye and specializes in the treatment of diseases of the eyelids, lacrimal ducts, orbits and ocular surface. He is part of the DFG-funded research group FOR 2240 and author of more than 300 peer-reviewed publications in the world’s most prestigious journals.