Have you met Dr Hessom Razavi, a retinal specialist and an ophthalmic consultant here at the Lions Eye Institute?
In addition to a long list of awards and professional achievements, Dr Razavi is a published poet and talented essayist. In November last year he was awarded the Australian Book Review’s inaugural Behrouz Boochani Fellowship and his latest work: Notes on a pandemic: How society has responded to Covid-19, is the ‘real life’ stories and experiences of people during this global Coronavirus Pandemic.
See for yourself why we all think ‘Hess’ as he is lovingly referred to by the team here at the Lions Eye Institute is ‘one of a kind’. This compelling narrative is definitely worth a read but make sure you have a box of tissues nearby. Continue reading Dr Razavi’s article “Notes on a Pandemic” featured in the Australian Book Review.
Dr Razvari’S story is unique, he was born in Iran and his family fled the country to escape political persecution in 1983. He grew up in Pakistan and the UK before migrating to Australia when he was 13. He advocates for humane, sustainable outcomes for vulnerable people who seek protection in Australia.