Dr. Hakan Demirci

Hakan Demirci, MD

Richard N. and Marilyn K. Witham Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director, Ocular Oncology

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Administrative Assistant: 734-764-4182

Areas of Interest

Research Summary

Translational approach to early diagnosis of eye cancers, targeted treatment of intraocular tumors, and prevention of metastasis

Clinical Interests

Evaluation and treatment of eye cancers, including intraocular, conjunctival, adnexal, orbital, and periocular cancers in adults and children 

Subspecialties: Ocular Oncology; Oculoplastics

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Honors & Awards


  • Clinical Trial, A Phase 1b Open-Label, Single Ascending Dose Clinical Trial Designed to Evaluate the Safety of Two Dose Levels of AU-011 for the Treatment of Subjects with Small to Medium (2.0-3.4 mm thickness) Primary Choroidal Melanoma, Aura Biosciences, Inc.
  • Grant reviewer, PRESTIGE Marie Curie post-doc fellowships programme, co-financed by the European Commission and coordinated by Campus France, the French National Agency for international student and researcher mobility. 


  • Medical School - Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1993
  • Residencies
    • Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1997
    • Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Hospital, 2010
  • Fellowships
    • Ocular Oncology, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, 2001
    • Ocular Oncology, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, 2003
    • Eye Plastic, Orbital and Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, 2006

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