Lili Farrokh-Siar, MD, Ophthalmology, Mokena, IL, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital


Ophthalmology Mokena, IL

Glaucoma Related, Retinal Disease

CEO, Illinois Glaucoma Center

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Education & Training

  • University Eye SpecialistsFellowship, Glaucoma Fellowship, 2003 - 2004
  • University of ChicagoChief Residency, Ophthalmology, 2002 - 2003
  • University of ChicagoResidency, Ophthalmology, 2000 - 2003
  • Louis A Weiss Memorial HospitalInternship, Transitional Year, 1999 - 2000
  • Medizinische Fakultät Universität zu KölnClass of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1999 - 2023
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Beem Fisher Award for best research paper Chicago Ophthalmological Society, 2001-2003
  • Travel Fellowship Grant from the National Eye Institute Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 1997
  • "Maria Pesch Foundation" Scholarship for outstanding research in Ophthalmology University of Cologne, School of Medicine, 1995-1996
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Indocyanine green induces apoptosis in human retinal pigment epithelium  
    Rezai K.A., Farrokh-Siar L., Ernest J.T., Am J Ophthalmol, 1/1/2004
  • Type I and II interferons promote human fetal retinal pigment epithelium induced apoptosis of Jurkat T-cells  
    Rezai K.A., Farrokh-Siar L., Patel S.C., Ernest J.T., van Seventer G.A., Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 1/1/2003
  • Human fetal retinal pigment epithelial cells secrete a product which induces cell cycle arrest leading to the loss of mitochondrial membrane potential and apoptosis  
    Farrokh-Siar L., Rezai K.A., Palmer E.M., Patel S.C., Ernest J.T., van Seventer, G.A., Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 1/1/2000
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Comparison of Patient Reported Compliance in Obtaining Intraocular Pressure Lowering Medication and Actual Pharmacy Dispensation
    Alexander Zabaneh, Lili Farrokh-Siar, America Glaucoma Society, Del Coronado, California, 3/3/2017
  • Outcomes using a biodegradable collagen matrix in bleb revisions
    Nitasha Gupta MD, Lili Farrokh-Siar, MD, 27th American Glaucoma Society Meeting, Coronado, California, 3/2/2017
  • Toxicity of Mitomycin C in the suprachoroidal space.
    Farrokh-Siar L., Harasymowycz P., Snyder P., American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting, 1/1/2014
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Research History

  • Research Associate University of ChicagoRPE Transplantation1997 - 1999

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • German, Farsi

Hospital Affiliations