Stanley Chang, MD (Harkness Eye Institute, New York). Doctor Chang is chairman
of the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University and on staff at Columbia University
Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York. His areas of expertise
include complex retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy and macular disorders. Doctor
Chang developed several revolutionary surgical approaches to treat complicated forms
of retinal detachment and he was the first to use perfluoropropane gas in the management
of retinal detachment worsened by scar tissue proliferation. He has made a major contribution
to the development of perfluorocarbon liquids for vitreoretinal surgery in general.
Doctor Chang earned his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
He completed his residency at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and his fellowship
at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering
from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Doctor Chang is a recipient of the 2005 Kreissig
Award and the W.H. Helmerich Award from the Vitreous Soiety.
Steve Charles, MD (Charles Retina Institute, Memphis). Doctor Charles is founder
of the Charles Retina Institute. He is a mechanical and electrical engineer who holds
103 patents or patents pending. He received the Wacker Medal from the Club Jules Gonin
and the first Founders Medal from the Vitreous Society. Ocular Surgery News named him
one of the top ten innovators in the past 25 years. He is on the editorial board of Retina
and a reviewer for Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology,
British Journal of Ophthalmology and other peer reviewed journals.
Doctor Charles earned his MD from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed
a medical internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and a residency the Bascom
Palmer Eye Institute, followed by a two-year clinical associate appointment at the National
Eye Institute. He is a clinical professor at the University of Tennessee and an adjunct
professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Chinese University of Hong
David F. Chang, MD (Peninsula Eye Surgery Center, Mountain View, Calif.). Doctor
Chang is managing partner of the Peninsula Eye Surgery Center and is in private practice
in Los Altos, Calif., focusing on cataract and intraocular lens implants. He was the
first U.S. surgeon to implant the light-adjustable artificial lens and the first dual-optic
accommodating IOL. Doctor Chang has designed a number of popular cataract surgical instruments
that bear his name and are used worldwide. He served as program chairman for the American
Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting from 2004-2009.
With an MD from Harvard Medical School, Doctor Chang completed his ophthalmology residency
at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a clinical professor at the University
of California, San Francisco, and has written the textbook, “Mastering Refractive IOLs.”
Doctor Chang will serve as president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive
Surgery in 2012.
Robert Cionni (Eye Institute of Utah, Salt Lake City). Doctor Cionni is medical
director of the Eye Institute of Utah. He has championed advanced cataract and implant
techniques and was one of the first surgeons in the Midwest to perform sutureless cataract
surgery. Doctor Cionni has focused on traumatic cataract, congenital lens subluxation
and disease-induced zonular weakness, designing implants and new surgical techniques.
Patients with ocular injuries are referred from all over the world for his opinion and
Doctor Cionni earned his MD from the University of Cincinnati and completed an internship
at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, a residency in ophthalmology at the University
of Louisville and a fellowship in cataract and implant surgery at Cincinnati Eye Institute.
Stephen C. Coleman, MD (ColemanVision, Albuquerque, N.M.). Doctor Coleman practices
at ColemanVision, where he focuses on LASIK surgery. He is among a select few U.S. eye
surgeons instructing other physicians on the use of the VISX laser system and he has
been part of an ongoing FDA study evaluating WaveFront technology for nearsightedness,
farsightedness and astigmatism.
Doctor Coleman earned his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed
advanced specialized training in surgery of the eye at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical
Center in New York. He served as a flight surgeon in the Air Force in Europe. He frequently
performs eye surgeries in third-world countries and recently spent six weeks in India
operating on patients at the Aravind Eye Hospital, the world’s largest non-profit eye
Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD (Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles). Doctor Coleman
is director of the Jules Stein Eye Institute Mobile Eye Clinic. She focuses on glaucoma,
cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She is executive editor of glaucoma
for the American Journal of Ophthalmology and is currently the principal investigator
of a collaborative multi-site study on the incidence of AMD in elderly women, funded
by the National Eye Institute. She is also a consultant to the FDA’s ophthalmic devices
panel and chairs the glaucoma subcommittee of the National Eye Health Education Program
of the NIH.
Doctor Coleman earned her MD from the Medical College of Virginia. She completed her ophthalmology
residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and fellowship training in
glaucoma at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She is a professor
of ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Scott W. Cousins, MD (Duke Eye Center, Durham, N.C.). Doctor Cousins directs
the Duke Center for Macular Diseases in the Duke University Eye Center. He is a retina-trained
ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and research of macular diseases.
His clinical practice focuses on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy
and retinal vascular diseases. Doctor Cousins is developing blood tests and new imaging
technologies for the identification of patients who are at high risk for developing complications
of macular degeneration.
Doctor Cousins earned his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Washington University and his vitreoretinal
fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is the Robert Machemer professor of ophthalmology
at Duke University.
Alan Crandall (Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City). Doctor Crandall is director
of glaucoma and cataract at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. He
has expertise in trabeculoplasty and laser cyclophotocoagulation and is involved in numerous
clinical research studies at the Moran Eye Center. Doctor Crandall is president of the
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and has presented in many countries,
including Sweden, Denmark, Egypt, Singapore, Venezuela, Vietnam, Brazil and England.
He has also published more than 100 papers for peer review and more than 10 medical books
He earned his MD from the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed his residency
and fellowship at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently
a professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences at the University of Utah School of
Steven J. Dell, MD (Texan Eye, Austin, Texas). Doctor Dell is director of Refractive
and Corneal Surgery for Texan Eye, which focuses on cataract & LASIK surgery. He
is the inventor of the Dell Astigmatism Marker, the Dell Fixation Ring and the Dell PlumeSafe
Ophthalmic Evacuation System and Handpiece. Doctor Dell is an award-winning lecturer,
textbook author and editor. He has performed more than 20,000 surgical procedures and
conducted research on the latest advances in eye surgery, often serving as an investigator
for studies sponsored by the FDA.
Doctor Dell earned his MD from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency
in ophthalmology at Tulane University. The physician-readers of the medical journal Cataract
and Refractive Surgery Today chose him one of the top 50 opinion leaders in cataract
and refractive surgery.
Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD (LASIK Long Island). Doctor Donnenfeld was one of the
original investigators of the excimer laser. He has performed more refractive surgeries
and has trained more surgeons to perform refractive surgery than any other doctor in
the New York City area. More LASIK surgeons have chosen Doctor Donnenfeld to perform
refractive surgery on their own eyes than have chosen all other surgeons combined. He
designed and patented four instruments for refractive surgery use.
Doctor Donnenfeld earned his MD from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology
residency at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital and his fellowship in anterior segment
& refractive surgery and cornea & external disease at Wills Eye Hospital. He
was chosen as the 2005 National Cataract and Refractive Surgeon of the Year by the journal
Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.
Pravin U. Dugel, MD (Retinal Consultants of Arizona, Phoenix). Doctor Dugel
is managing partner of Retinal Consultants of Arizona and founding member of Spectra
Eye Institute in Sun City, Ariz. He was co-investigator in National Eye Institute research
studies and in several multicenter studies. Doctor Dugel has authored more than 30 papers
and book chapters and is the first person to receive both the Heed Foundation and the
Ronald G. Michels Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Fellowship awards.
Doctor Dugel earned his MD from UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology
residency and his fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery at the Doheny Eye Institute at
USC School of Medicine. He completed another fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases at
the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Daniel S. Durrie, MD (Durrie Vision, Overland Park, Kan.). Doctor Durrie is
founder of Durrie Vision, specializing in LASIK and cataract surgery. He has been recognized
as one of the “Top Ten Refractive Surgeons in America” and one of the “50 Most Influential
Ophthalmologists in the World.” Durrie Vision Research is one of the few centers in the
country to be chosen to conduct FDA clinical trials. Doctor Durrie has given the prestigious
Distinguished Lans Lectureship at the International Society of Refractive Surgery and
has been a Barraquer Lecturer at the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
Doctor Durrie earned his MD and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of
Nebraska and completed a Corneal Fellowship with Filkins Eye Institute in Omaha, Neb.
He serves as a clinical professor and director of refractive surgery services at the
University of Kansas Medical Center.
Paul H. Ernest, MD (TLC Michigan, Adrian, Mich.) Doctor Ernest is a LASIK and cataract surgeon.
Doctor Ernest worked with Edward J. Holland, MD, at the Cincinnati Eye Institute to develop
a predictable treatment for cataractous eyes with low levels of pre-operative corneal
Doctor Ernest earned his MD and performed his residency at Wayne State University in Detroit
and served a fellowship at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, specializing in cornea and
anterior segment surgery. Before entering medical school, Doctor Ernest was an engineering
major and took an engineering internship with
David S. Friedman, MD (Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore). Doctor Friedman is
director of the Glaucoma Fellowship Program at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins
University. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Glaucoma Preferred
Practice Patterns Panel, co-chair of the World Glaucoma Association Research Committee
and chairman of the American Glaucoma Society Practice Guidelines Sub-Committee. He is
also on the editorial board of Ophthalmology and Journal of Glaucoma.
Doctor Friedman earned his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology
residency at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and his glaucoma training at the
Wilmer Eye Institute. He graduated summa cum laude in East Asian studies from Yale University
and is fluent in Mandarin. Doctor Friedman undertakes eye-care development projects in
China and other countries for Helen Keller International.
Bonnie Henderson, MD (Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston). Doctor Henderson is
author of “Essentials of Cataract Surgery.” Primarily known as an educator, she created
and organized the annual Harvard Intensive Cataract Surgical Training Course, which focuses
on teaching surgery to ophthalmology residents. She has been principal investigator for
the development of a computer software program simulating surgery for training purposes.
Doctor Henderson earned her MD from Dartmouth Medical School and completed her residency
at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School. She is an assistant
clinical professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.
Warren Hill, MD (East Valley Ophthalmology, Mesa, Ariz.). Doctor Hill has been
medical director of East Valley Ophthalmology for almost 25 years. He specializes in
specializing in consultative ophthalmology, challenging anterior segment surgery, intraocular
lens power calculations and diagnostic ophthalmic ultrasonography. Doctor Hill has been
voted a “Top Doc” in ophthalmology by medical peers in Phoenix Magazine and “One of the
Top 50 Opinion Leaders in Cataract and Refractive Surgery” by readers of Cataract and
Refractive Surgery Today.
Doctor Hill earned his MD from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, completed internal
medicine training at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix and ophthalmology training
at the University of Rochester (N.Y.).
Edward J. Holland, MD (Cincinnati Eye Institute). Doctor Holland is director
of cornea services at the Cincinnati Eye Institute and professor of ophthalmology at
the University of Cincinnati. He has gleaned referrals worldwide for his corneal conditions
and stem cell transplantation. Other clinical interests include corneal transplantation,
cataract surgery, ocular surface transplantation and refractive surgery. He has served
on the executive committee for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
and has edited Cornea, the most widely read textbook on corneal disease and surgery.
Doctor Holland earned his MD for the Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and trained
in ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. He completed a fellowship in cornea
and external disease at the University of Iowa and a second fellowship in ocular immunology
at the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Doctor
Holland won the Binkhorst award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive
Surgery in 2008.
Douglas D. Koch, MD (Baylor Vision, Houston). Doctor Koch is medical director
of Baylor Vision, the refractive surgery clinical and research group at Baylor College
of Medicine. He is also professor of ophthalmology at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor
College of Medicine. He is editor of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and
past president of the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club and the American Society
of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Doctor Koch is one of six charter members of the
executive committee of the Refractive Surgery Interest Group of the American Academy
Doctor Koch earned his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency at
Baylor College of Medicine and fellowship training in London, Los Angeles and Seattle.
In a survey by Ophthalmology Times, Doctor Koch was named one of the top 10 refractive
surgeons in the United States.
Colman Kraff, MD (Kraff Eye Institute, Chicago). Doctor Kraff is a member of
the Kraff Eye Institute. He was the first refractive eye surgeon in the Midwest to perform
LASIK and is one of three primary excimer laser trainers in the United States. He is
the principal investigator for eight FDA studies for laser manufacturers and co-investigator
for four more studies. In addition to his work as reviewer for the Journal of Cataract
and Refractive Surgery, he has written more than five textbook chapters.
Doctor Kraff earned his MD from Rush Medical College. He completed his residency in ophthalmology
and his fellowship in cornea and external disease at University of Illinois Eye and Ear
Infirmary. Holding a teaching appointment at Northwestern University Medical School,
Doctor Kraff is an attending physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD (Minnesota Eye Consultants, Minneapolis). Doctor Lindstrom
is founder and attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants. He is chief medical editor
for Ocular Surgery News and medical director of TLC Vision, Sightpath Medical and Refractec.
Doctor Lindstrom has developed a number of solutions, intraocular lenses and instruments.
His awards include the Lans Distinguished Award, recognizing an individual who is an
innovative researcher in the field of refractive surgery, the Barraquer Award, the top
award in the field of refractive surgery, and the first lifetime achievement award from
the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
Doctor Lindstrom earned his MD and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University
of Minnesota. He completed fellowships in anterior segment surgery at Mary Shiels Hospital
in Dallas and in glaucoma at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. He spent 10 years
on the active faculty at University of Minnesota in the department of ophthalmology.
Stephen S. Lane, MD (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). Doctor Lane is clinical
professor of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. He was one of the original
clinical investigators for the FDA trial examining the use of the excimer laser. His
expertise is in cornea and external disease, anterior segment surgery and refractive
surgery. In addition to his practice at Associated Eye Care in Minneapolis, he has participated
in more than 20 national clinical trials in cataract and refractive surgery.
Doctor Lane earned his MD from the University of Minnesota and completed his ophthalmology
residency at Pennsylvania State University and spent a fellowship in cornea and external
disease and refractive surgery at the University of Minnesota. He was president of the
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and serves on the editorial board
of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Robert K. Maloney, MD (Maloney Vision Institute, Los Angeles). Doctor Maloney
is director of the Maloney Vision Institute. He was the first surgeon in the western
United States to perform LASIK surgery, as part of the original FDA clinical trials.
He has trained more than 700 surgeons for the excimer laser and has personally performed
more than 40,000 vision-correction surgeries. Doctor Maloney has published more than
100 articles, abstracts and reports in professional journals and has delivered more than
200 invited lectures.
A former Rhodes scholar and summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Doctor Maloney
completed his education at Oxford University and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is currently
clinical professor of ophthalmology at UCLA. In addition to serving as clinical professor
of ophthalmology at UCLA, he has appeared frequently on TV as the exclusive LASIK surgeon
for the ABC series “Extreme Makeover.”
Richard Mackool, MD (Mackool Eye Institute, Astoria, N.Y.) Doctor Mackool is
founder of the Mackool Eye Institute. He developed the first combined microsurgical system
for performing both phacoemulsification and either posterior or anterior segment vitrectomy.
He performed the first human implantation of an acrylica intraocular lens and designed
the Mackool Phacoemulsification System, which features dual infusion sleeve technology
permitting surgical procedures made through non-leaking incisions while reducing the
risk of thermal injury to surrounding tissues.
Doctor Mackool earned his MD from Boston University and completed his internship at University
of Southern California Medical Center and his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Samuel Masket (Advanced Vision Care, Los Angeles). Doctor Masket is a partner
in Advanced Vision Care. He is former chairman of the Cataract Special Interest Committee
of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and a member of the board
of trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He serves on the editorial boards
of several journals and is the consultation section editor of the Journal of Cataract
and Refractive Surgery. He is author of the “Atlas of Cataract Surgery,” an overview
of the current state of cataract and related surgery.
Doctor Masket earned his MD from New York Medical College, performed his internship at Albert
Einstein College of Medicine, and completed a residency at New York Medical College and
a fellowship at the Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
He is clinical professor of ophthalmology at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute.
Marguerite McDonald, MD (Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Lynbrook, N.Y.).
Doctor McDonald is a corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon at Ophthalmic Consultants.
She performed a number of firsts, including the world’s first excimer laser treatment
to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses and the world’s first
Summit/Autonomous Wavefront-based excimer laser surgeries. She was the third physician
in the world to perform conductive keratoplasty for farsightedness. She is the principal
investigator of National Eye Institute grants for in radial keratotomy, epikeratophakia
and excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy.
Doctor McDonald earned her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
She completed her ophthalmology residency at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital and
a fellowship in corneal and external diseases at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans. She
is clinical professor of ophthalmology at New York University and served as president
of the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Robert H. Osher, MD (Cincinnati Eye Institute). Doctor Osher is professor of
ophthalmology at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Focusing on cataract and
implant surgery, he has designed many of the contemporary intraocular lenses and instruments
used in cataract surgery. Doctor Osher has co-authored five books on cataract and implant
surgery and is editor of the Video Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Video
Textbook of Viscosurgery, and International Advances in Phacoemulsification. He is also
a reviewer for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Journal of
Ophthalmology and the Archives of Ophthalmology.
Doctor Osher earned his MD at University of Rochester Medical School and trained in
a residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He completed three fellowships in
Miami and at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Doctor Osher has been the ophthalmic
consultant for the Cincinnati Reds since 1990. He won the 2009 Innovator award from the
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Stephen J. Ryan, MD (Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles). Doctor Ryan is president
of Doheny Eye Institute, which is affiliated with the University of Southern California.
He is an internationally recognized expert in retinal diseases and ocular trauma. In
addition to having been the founding president of the National Alliance for Eye and Vision
Research, he has authored or edited nine books and more than 270 peer-reviewed articles.
Doctor Ryan earned his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed
his residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Ophthalmologic Institute at Johns Hopkins.
He served as dean of the Keck School of Medicine at USC and is a recipient of the American
Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award.
Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami). Doctor Rosenfeld
pioneered the use of Avastin, the first drug that actually reverses vision loss for patients
with age-related macular degeneration. He is currently the principal investigator for
nine prospective studies investigating pharmacotherapies for the treatment of neovascular
age-related macular degeneration. In addition to early-onset and late-onset maculopathies,
particularly age-related macular degeneration, his interests include the genetics of
AMD and therapies for dry and wet AMD.
In 2009, Doctor Rosenfeld gave the J. Donald M. Gass Award lecture at the Retina Society
and the David and Mary Seslen Award lecture at the Barnes Retina Institute. In 2006,
he won the Florida Society of Ophthalmology’s Shaler Richardson Service to Medicine Award,
recognizing the greatest personal contribution to quality ophthalmic patient care. With
an MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Doctor Rosenfeld completed his
residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard University and his vitreoretinal
fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Bradford J. Shingleton, MD (Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston). A glaucoma and
cataract specialist with Ophthalmic Consultants, Doctor Shingleton has performed more
cataract, glaucoma and laser operations than any other ophthalmologist in New England.
He co-authored two major textbooks and published over 100 scientific medical articles
and chapters. An avid sports fan, he is team ophthalmologist for the Boston Bruins, Boston
Red Sox, New England Patriots and the New England Revolution.
Doctor Shingleton earned his MD from the University of Michigan and completed his residency
and fellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is an associate
clinical professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and was president of the
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery from 2008-2009.
Stephen G. Slade, MD (Slade & Baker Vision Center, Houston). Doctor Slade
is a partner in Slade & Baker. He was the first surgeon in the United States to perform
LASIK and has the nation’s longest experience with INTRALASE, a “bladeless” Lasik. He
was also first in the United States to implant the Crystalens, a phacoemulsification
lens for presbyopia. He has directed LASIK training of more than 8,000 other refractive
surgeons worldwide, including the vast majority of surgeons now doing LASIK in the United
States. Doctor Slade was chosen by more than 450 of his fellow ophthalmologists to perform
surgery on their own eyes.
Doctor Slade earned his MD from University of Texas School of Medicine at the Texas
Medical Center. He completed a residency in ophthalmology in New Orleans and a fellowship
in corneal surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He received the Barraquer
Award, the top award in the field of refractive surgery in 2007.
Roger Steinert, MD (UC Irvine, Calif., Ophthalmology Group). Doctor Steinert
is a member of UC Irvine Ophthalmology Group. He was involved in the first stage of excimer
laser refractive surgery and LASIK. While a visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, his laboratory group was the second in the world to begin studying the
applications of the excimer laser in 1983. He was in the first group of surgeons in FDA
trials of phototherapeutic keratectomy and photorefractive keratectomy.
Doctor Steinert earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed his ophthalmology
residency at Harvard-Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is current president of
the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and received the Barraquer Award,
the most prestigious honor in refractive surgery, in 2008.
Richard Tipperman, MD (Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.).
Doctor Tipperman is a partner in Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania. His specializes
in refractive surgery, cataract surgery and management of complications of cataract surgery.
He has authored numerous publications and twice won the prestigious Best Paper of Session
award at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting. He has
been listed as one of the Top Doctors in Philadelphia Magazine and Main Line Today.
Doctor Tipperman earned his MD from the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine
and Dentistry, was a resident in general surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester,
a neurosurgery resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia,
and was chief resident in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.
John A. Vukich, MD (Davis Duehr Dean Center for Refractive Surgery, Madison, Wis.).
Doctor Vukich is the surgical director of Davis Duehr Dean Center. He is an associate
editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery and has twice served as program chairman
of the largest refractive surgery meeting in the world, the ISRS/AAO Refractive Surgery
Doctor Vukich earned his MD from Emory University and completed his ophthalmology residency
at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is an associate clinical professor
at University of Wisconsin Medical School.
Robert N. Weinreb, MD (Hamilton Glaucoma Center, San Diego). Doctor Weinreb
is director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, known for its cross-disciplinary investigative
programs. He has written or edited more than 16 books, including “Essentials in Ophthalmology,”
a multi-volume textbook of ophthalmology. He is co-editor of Graefe’s Archive for Clinical
and Experimental Ophthalmology and research editor of Survey of Ophthalmology. Doctor
Weinreb has served as president of the American Glaucoma Society, the Association for
Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the World Glaucoma Association.
Doctor Weinreb earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency
and fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. He has trained
more than 100 post-doctoral fellows in glaucoma, many of whom hold distinguished academic
positions throughout the world.