Scientific Advisory Board

Robert Ritch, MD

Founder, Medical Director & Scientific Advisory Board Co-ChairmanNew York, New York

Dr. Robert Ritch holds the Shelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Chair and is Surgeon Director Emeritus and Chief of Glaucoma Services at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York City. He has devoted his career to broadening our understanding of the underlying etiologies and mechanisms of glaucoma and innovation in its medical, laser, and surgical ...

Louis Pasquale, MD, FARVO

Scientific Advisory Board Co-ChairmanShelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Chair
Site Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Hospital
Vice Chair, Translational Ophthalmology Research Mount Sinai Healthcare System
New York, New York

Louis R. Pasquale, MD is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is Site Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Vice Chair of Translational Ophthalmology Research for the Mount Sinai Healthcare System. Dr. Pasquale is a member of the PLOS One, Journal of Glaucoma, Ophthalmology Glaucoma, Asia-Pacific Journal of ...

Michael Anderson, PhD

Iowa City, Iowa

Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa Glaucoma Center, Institute for Vision Research ...

Tin Aung, MMed, FRCS, FRCOphth, FAMS, PhD

Singapore, Singapore

Executive Director, Singapore Eye Research Institute, Deputy Medical Director (Research) & Senior Consultant, Glaucoma Dept, Singapore National Eye Centre, Professor, Dept of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Sing ...

Audrey Bernstein, PhD

Syracuse, New York

Associate Professor, Center for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, SUNY Upstate Medical University ...

Terete Borrás, PhD

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Gene Therapy Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine ...

Claude F. Burgoyne, MD

Portland, Oregon

Senior Scientist and Research Director, Optic Nerve Head Research Laboratory, Devers Eye Institute & Research Laboratories ...

Abbot Clark, PhD

Fort Worth, Texas

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Executive Director and FARVOProfessor, North Texas Eye Research Institute, Executive Director and Regents Professor, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center ...

Miguel Coca-Prados, PhD

New Haven, Connecticut

Professor Emeritus of and Professor of (Adjunct) of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine ...

Jonathan G. Crowston, BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCOphth, FRANZCO

Singapore, Singapore

Professor of Ophthalmology, Centre for Vision Research, Duke-NUS, Singapore Eye Research Institute ...

John Danias, MD, PhD

Brooklyn, New York

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York - Downstate ...

C. Gustavo De Moraes, MD, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical Director of Clinical Trials, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Edward S. Harkness Eye InstituteNew York, New York

Dr. C. Gustavo De Moraes is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Medical Director of Clinical Trials of the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital. He sees patients with or at risk of developing glaucoma. His primary research interests are in novel techniques for glaucoma diagnosis, detection of progression, and treatment modalities. Based ...

Adriana Di Polo, PhD

Professor in Neuroscience and Ophthalmology, Canada Research Chair in Glaucoma and Age-Related NeurodegenerationMontreal, Canada

Dr. Di Polo is Full Professor in the Departments of Neuroscience and Ophthalmology at the University of Montreal and currently holds a Canada Research Chair in glaucoma and age-related neurodegeneration. She completed her Bachelor of Science in biology from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela) and her Doctorate in physiology from the University of California (Los Angeles, USA). Dr. ...

John H. Fingert MD, PhD, FARVO

Iowa City, Iowa

Hadley-Carver Chair in Glaucoma, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Director Glaucoma Research Center, Institute for Vision Research ...

Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD

Palo Alto, California

Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University ...

Neeru Gupta, MD, PhD, MBA, FRCSC, DABO

Toronto, Canada

Professor and Dorothy Pitts Chair, Chief of Glaucoma, University of Toronto, Departments of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health University of Toronto, Director, Roy Foss and Family Glaucoma Laboratory, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Founding Director, Glaucoma Unit and Clinical Research Program, ...

Alon Harris, MS, PhD, FARVO

Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Chair of International Research and Academic Affairs, Director of Ophthalmic Vascular Diagnostic & Research Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of OphthalmologyNew York, NY

Professor Alon Harris is an internationally recognized expert and leader in the field of ocular blood flow and glaucoma.  Dr. Harris’ academic specialties include novel approaches to glaucoma risk management, developing monitoring techniques for ocular hemodynamics and metabolism, mathematical modeling and artificial intelligence analysis of clinical and physiological biomarkers, investigating glaucoma theraputics, generic medications, and population-based studies. Professor Harris has ...

Michael Hauser, PhD

Durham, North Carolina

Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, Senior Scientist, Singapore Eye Research Institute ...

Paul L. Kaufman, MD

Ernst H. Bárány Professor of Ocular Pharmacology and Chair-Emeritus of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadison, Wisconsin

Dr. Kaufman is the Ernst H. Bárány Professor of Ocular Pharmacology and Chair-Emeritus of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a physician-scientist, specializing in glaucoma and studying the mechanisms of aqueous humor formation and drainage, the regulation of intraocular pressure, and the age-related ...

Uday B. Kompella, PhD

Aurora, Colorado

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Denver ...

Richard K. Lee, MD, PhD

Miami, Florida

Walter G. Ross Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmic Research, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Cell Biology, and Neuroscience Graduate Program, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine ...

Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD

Shirlee and Bernard Brown Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Director, Glaucoma Division
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, New York

Dr. Jeffrey M. Liebmann graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1983, completed his ophthalmology residency at the State University of New York/Downstate Medical Center in 1987 and his glaucoma fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Liebmann is presently the Shirlee and Bernard Brown Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical ...

Yutao Liu, MD, PhD

Augusta, Georgia

Associate Professor, Cellular Biology & Anatomy, Graduate Studies, Augusta University ...

Felipe A. Medeiros, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice-Chair for Technology, Director Clinical Research Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Duke UniversityDurham, North Carolina

Felipe A. Medeiros, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice-Chair for Technology at the Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University. He is also Director of the Clinical Research Unit, where he leads clinical research efforts in the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Medeiros graduated from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he also completed a PhD. Before moving to Duke ...

Colm O’Brien, FRCS, MD

Dublin, Ireland

Professor of Ophthalmology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital ...

Dieter Reinhardt, PhD

Montreal, Canada

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cell-Matrix Biology, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University ...

Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, PhD

Erlangen, Germany

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen - Nurnberg ...

Joel S. Schuman, MD, FACS

New York, New York

Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, NYU Langone Health, NYU School of Medicine, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering ...

Baldo Scassellati Sforzolini, MD, PhD, MBA

GaldermaGlobal Head of R&DCranberry, New Jersey

Baldo Scassellati Sforzolini is currently the Global Head of R&D at Galderma. Before that, he joined Allergan as Senior Vice President of Global Clinical Development in 2015 and was Senior Vice President of Drug Development Operations and Global Evidence and Value Development. Prior to Allergan he was Head of Global Development at Bausch + Lomb and Vice President Ophthalmology Development ...

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD

Joseph A. C. Wadsworth Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke UniversityDurham, NC

W. Daniel Stamer, Ph.D. currently serves as the Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. Professor Stamer was educated at the University of Arizona, earning his bachelors of science in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 1990 and doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1996. He completed two research fellowships: the first with Dr. ...

Ernst Tamm, MD, FARVO

Regensburg, Germany

Professor and Chairman, Institute of Human Anatomy & Embryology, University of Regensburg ...

Gülgün Tezel, MD

New York, New York

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Sciences, Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Medical Center ...

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, FARVO

Paul Austin Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Chair for Clinical Research in Ophthalmology, Co-Director, Glaucoma Center of Excellence, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Ocular Genomics Institute Associate Director, Howe Laboratory Associate Chief for Ophthalmology Clinical Research Senior Scientist Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Boston, MA

Janey L. Wiggs, M.D., Ph.D. is a physician scientist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School. She is currently the Paul Austin Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology and is the Vice Chair for Clinical Research in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. She also directs the CLIA-certified genetic testing laboratory at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and ...

Barbara Wirostko, MD, FARVO

Clinical Adjunct Professor, Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of UtahSalt Lake City, Utah

Barbara Wirostko is a board-certified practicing glaucoma specialist holding a Clinical Adjunct Professor position at the University of Utah, in Ophthalmology at Moran Eye Center and in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Wirostko, a serial entrepreneur and strategic executive on ophthalmic drug development, is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Qlaris Bio, a VC backed Biotech startup ...

Ting Xie, PhD

Kansas City, Missouri

Investigator and Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The Stowers Institute for Medical Research, University of Kansas Medical Center ...