Donald J. D'Amico, MD (New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York). An internationally recognized leader in the field of vitreoretinal surgery, Dr. D'Amico is ophthalmologist-in-chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital and chairman of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College, both in New York. His major interests include vitreoretinal surgery, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, experimental lasers and other technologies for the surgical treatment of vitreoretinal disorders such as retinal detachment, macular holes and epiretinal membranes and endophthalmitis and intravitreal drug therapy.
Dr. D'Amico earned his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston and a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. A recipient of the Honor Award and the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, he serves on the board of four major journals, is past president of the Retina Society and serves on the executive committee of Club Jules Gonin.
Elizabeth A. Davis, MD (Minnesota Eye Consultants, Minneapolis). Dr. Davis was an early investigator in phakic IOLs for myopia. She is medical director of the surgery center at Minnesota Eye Consultants and holds an appointment at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She is chair of the refractive committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, sits on the editorial board for several journals and has edited six textbooks.
With an MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Dr. Davis completed a cardiac surgery residency at Johns Hopkins before switching to ophthalmology and completing a fellowship in immunology research at Johns Hopkins. She is the recipient of the Franklin Paine Mall Prize in anatomy, Hewlett-Packard Top Medical Graduate Award, Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award and William Stewart Halsted Award in surgery.
James A. Davison, MD (Wolfe Eye Clinic, Marshalltown, Iowa). Dr. Davison started the vitrectomy surgery service at Wolfe Eye Clinic. He is chair of the practice management committee of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of ASCRS. Dr. Davison received his MD from Mayo Clinic Medical School in Rochester, Minn. He completed his ophthalmology internship at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California and an ophthalmology residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is recipient of the Surgicus Golden Hands Award from Surgicus III.
Susan H. Day, MD (California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco). Dr. Day chairs the ophthalmology department and is residency program director at California Pacific Medical Center. She is a past president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has chaired the Residency Review Committee for Ophthalmology.
Dr. Day earned her MD from Louisiana State University, completed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center and underwent her fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in London. She has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and papers and has served on boards of directors and committees for the AAO, American Board of Ophthalmology, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Women in Ophthalmology and the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company.
Steven J. Dell, MD (Texan Eye, Austin). Dr. Dell is the inventor of the Dell Astigmatism Marker, Dell Fixation Ring and Dell PlumeSafe Ophthalmic Evacuation System and Handpiece. He is director of Refractive and corneal surgery for Texan Eye, which focuses on cataract and LASIK surgery. Dr. 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 FDA-sponsored studies.
Dr. Dell earned his MD from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University in New Orleans. 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.
Joseph L. Demer, MD, PhD (Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles). Dr. Demer is a pioneer in the use of imaging to understand strabismus and double vision about the neuroanatomy of the eye socket. He is chief of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus division and director of the Ocular Motility Laboratory at the Jules Stein Eye Institute.
With an MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Dr. Demer completed an ophthalmology residency at the Cullen Eye Institute and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. His research interests include brain-eye coordination in vision. He is principal investigator for clinical trials in biomechanical analysis in strabismus surgery and neuroanatomy of amblyopia.
Uday Devgan, MD (Devgen Eye Surgery, Los Angeles). Dr. Devgan has a special interest in cataract, refractive lens implant and LASIK surgery. In addition to his private practice, he holds an appointment at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the UCLA School of Medicine and is chief of ophthalmology at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He earned his MD at the USC School of Medicine and trained at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, where he won awards for outstanding achievement and research.
Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD (LASIK Long Island, Rockville Centre, N.Y.). Dr. Donnenfeld was one of the original investigators of the excimer laser. He has performed among the most refractive surgeries and has trained a large number of surgeons to perform refractive surgery. He designed and patented four instruments for refractive surgery use.
Dr. Donnenfeld received an MD from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital and his fellowship in anterior segment & refractive surgery and cornea and external disease at Wills Eye Hospital. He was chosen as the 2005 National Cataract and Refractive Surgeon of the Year by Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today.
Pravin U. Dugel, MD (Retinal Consultants of Arizona, Phoenix). Dr. Dugel was co-investigator in National Eye Institute research studies and in several multicenter studies. He is managing partner of Retinal Consultants of Arizona and founding member of Spectra Eye Institute in Sun City, Ariz. Dr. 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.
Dr. Dugel earned his MD from UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency and a 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 in Miami.
Daniel S. Durrie, MD (Durrie Vision, Overland Park, Kan.). Dr. Durrie is founder of Durrie Vision, specializing in LASIK and cataract surgery and one of the few centers in the country to conduct FDA clinical trials. He serves is clinical professor and director of refractive surgery services at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Lawrence.
Dr. Durrie earned his MD and completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and completed a Corneal Fellowship with Filkins Eye Institute in Omaha. Dr. 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.
Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD (Miller School of Medicine, Miami). Dr. Flynn has edited or co-edited four books including Diabetes and Ocular Diseases: Past, Current, and Future Therapies and Vitreoretinal Disease: The Essentials. He is chair in ophthalmology at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami and has a special interest in diabetic retinopathy and complications of cataract surgery. Dr. Flynn has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications as well as 53 book chapters.
Having earned an MD from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Dr. Flynn completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Virginia Hospital and a retina fellowship in at Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. He is a recipient of the Shaler Richardson, MD, Service to Medicine Award from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology.
Richard K. Forster, MD (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami). Dr. Forster specializes in corneal diseases, corneal transplant surgery, anterior segment reconstruction and secondary intraocular lenses. He is chair in corneal and external ocular diseases at the Miller School of Medicine in Miami. He earned his MD at Boston University School of Medicine and completed an ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami and a fellowship in corneal and external diseases at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology in San Francisco. He was guest of honor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 2011 meeting.
Gary Foster, MD (Eye Center of Northern Colorado, Ft. Collins). Dr. Foster was one of the first in the Rocky Mountains to adapt Lasik, perform femtosecond cataract surgery and to implant premium intraocular lenses. He is a physician trainer for the VISX laser system and is frequently teaches advanced surgical techniques at meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He also moderates the comprehensive list serve for Eye Connect, a website where ophthalmologists can post challenging questions on their field.
Dr. Foster has been a principle investigator in numerous research projects and has several patents in process. Having earned an MD from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Dr. Foster completed an ophthalmology residency at the Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City where he learned cataract and refractive surgery, scoring in the top one percent nationally of all board certifying ophthalmologists. He has chaired the National Comprehensive Clinical Committee and currently serves on the National Cataract Committee for ASCRS.
K. Bailey Freund, MD (Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of New York). Dr. Freund is an expert in rare conditions that have been difficult for other specialists to diagnose. He holds an appointment at New York University School of Medicine and is on staff at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital, all in New York. His chief interests are retinal disorders including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular and inflammatory diseases. He recently authored a guide for macular degeneration patients and their families, using narration and animation to explain diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
Having earned his MD from New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Freund completed an ophthalmology residency and a fellowship in medical and surgical retina at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. He has been elected to the American Society of Retina Specialists, Macula Society and Retina Society.
David S. Friedman, MD (Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore). Dr. Friedman undertakes eye-care development projects in China and other countries for Helen Keller International in New York. He 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-chairman of the World Glaucoma Association Research Committee and chairman of the American Glaucoma Society Practice Guidelines Subcommittee. He is also on the editorial board of Ophthalmology and Journal of Glaucoma.
Dr. Friedman earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in Boston, completed his ophthalmology residency at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and his glaucoma training at the Wilmer Eye Institute.
James Gills, MD (St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute, Tampa, Fla.). Dr. Gills was one of the first eye surgeons in the United States to dedicate his practice to cataract treatment through the use of intraocular lenses. The founder and director of St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute, he was a front-runner in adopting intraocular antibiotics to prevent post-surgical infection, no-stitch cataract surgery and intraocular medicines to reduce inflammation and to prevent needles for anesthesia.
Dr. Gills earned his MD from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., and served his ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is the recipient of the Philip M. Corby Memorial Award, Innovator's Award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Visionary Award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
David B. Glasser, MD (Patapsco Eye MDs, Columbia, Md.). Dr. Glasser holds privileges at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Md., and works at the hospital's ambulatory surgery center. He s the current president of the Cornea Society. Dr. Glasser earned his MD for Albany (N.Y.) Medical College, completed his internship at Albany Medical Center Hospitals, his ophthalmology residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles and fellowships in cornea and external disease and corneal physiology at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He has received the R. Townley Paton Award from the Eyebank Association of America.
David S. Greenfield, MD (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami). Dr. Greenfield is the recipient of a National Eye Institute consortium grant studying advanced imaging technology in glaucoma. He is director of the glaucoma fellowship program at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Greenfield has served as chair of the AAO glaucoma subspecialty day committee and chair of the bylaws and strategic planning committee of the American Glaucoma Society, as well as vice chair of the society's Scientific Program Committee.
Having earned an MD from the New York University School of Medicine in New York, Dr. Greenfield completed his residency at the New England Eye Center at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed a fellowship in glaucoma and a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has received the AAO's Achievement Award and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma, Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging and International Glaucoma Review.