Leadership

 
  • President – Lisa Nijm, MD, JD

    When she is not advocating for her patients in Washington D.C., Dr. Lisa Nijm works as a board-certified ophthalmologist and corneal specialist at Warrenville EyeCare & LASIK in Warrenville, IL and teaches part time at the renowned University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago, IL. After graduating from Benedictine University, Dr. Nijm went on to pursue a post-graduate education that uniquely combined her interests in patient care and health care policy advocacy. She pursued a 6 year dual M.D., J.D. degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and School of Law, a program was designed to train physicians who believe a legal education will augment their primary... Read More
    When she is not advocating for her patients in Washington D.C., Dr. Lisa Nijm works as a board-certified ophthalmologist and corneal specialist at Warrenville EyeCare & LASIK in Warrenville, IL and teaches part time at the renowned University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago, IL. After graduating from Benedictine University, Dr. Nijm went on to pursue a post-graduate education that uniquely combined her interests in patient care and health care policy advocacy. She pursued a 6 year dual M.D., J.D. degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and School of Law, a program was designed to train physicians who believe a legal education will augment their primary career goals in medicine. In medical school, Dr. Nijm decided to become an ophthalmologist, to be able to help patients however she could to improve their vision. She often quoted her father, Dr. William Nijm, a long-time internist in Warrenville, that she “will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of curing disease and alleviating pain.”

    After completing residency at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and a top ranked corneal fellowship at the University of California at Davis, Dr. Nijm worked in underserved regions of central Illinois. She started a subspeciality clinic to serve corneal patients in Lincoln, IL and became the first surgeon in Central Illinois to perform Intralase (all laser) LASIK surgery, bringing state-of-the art care to patients in this underserved area. Dr. Nijm then decided to open her own practice in the Warrenville, to provide compassionate, expert eye care to patients in her hometown. At a time when patients are constantly being rushed through the health care system, Dr. Nijm was determined to devote the time and resources necessary to address each patient’s concerns.

    Given the changing environment of health care, Dr. Nijm also pursued opportunities to help her patients out of the office, by devoting a substantial amount of time to advocate for her patients through organized medicine on a state and national level. With her unique background as an attorney as well, Dr. Nijm wished to utilize her knowledge and experience to help legislators shape health care policies that would be beneficial to patients and preserve the physician-patient relationship. In recognition of her work, she was nominated to serve as a member on the OPHTHPAC committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has served as a representative from the Academy to the American Medical Association for the past several years. Locally, Dr. Nijm is the president of the Women Ophthalmologists of the Windy City, to further advance the delivery of quality eye care through professional education and networking for female ophthalmologists in the Chicago area.

    Dr. Nijm has been an invited lecturer and instructor at several national ophthalmology meetings on many topics since 2006. She is a recognized expert on panels for treatment of dry eyes, risk management and instruction in performing LASIK surgery. She is also a published author in both medicine and law, having received awards for her writing in the past, several articles in peer reviewed medical and legal journals as well as several book chapters in cornea. She has received numerous honors and awards, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital 50th Anniversary Heroes in Medicine.

    Having a deep appreciation for the dedicated professors that helped to educate her, Dr. Nijm also holds a strong commitment to teaching. She currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology on the faculty of the renowned Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, IL. Her primary duties include teaching ophthalmology residents and staffing the comprehensive eye clinic.

    Further, Dr. Nijm is one of the directors of the Osler Ophthalmology Board Review course, a national board review course that helps ophthalmologists prepare for written and oral board examinations. She is the most frequent instructor requested for the course and serves as a lecturer, examiner and private tutor for students in all subjects of ophthalmology in preparation to take their boards.

    In her free time, Dr. Nijm enjoys volunteering in her local community, keeping physically fit and travelling. She has volunteered at many local Catholic Church events, charitable fundraisers as well as working for the American Cancer Society at their annual Skyline Soiree.


    Immediate Past President – Susan MacDonald, MD

    Dr. Susan MacDonald is an Associate Professor at Tufts School of Medicine. She is president of EyeCorps, a nonprofit focusing on Cataract Blindness. She received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Internal Medical Residency at Brown University. During her time at Brown, she helped create Miriam Hospitals’ first HIV outpatient clinic focused on dignified care for all patients. She then went on to complete a residency in Ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center of the University of Utah. It is here where she found her true passion, Ophthalmic Surgery. For 25 years Dr. MacDonald’s Lahey Clinic-practice focused on cataract surgery and complex anterior segment reconstruction.... Read More
    Dr. Susan MacDonald is an Associate Professor at Tufts School of Medicine. She is president of EyeCorps, a nonprofit focusing on Cataract Blindness.

    She received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Internal Medical Residency at Brown University. During her time at Brown, she helped create Miriam Hospitals’ first HIV outpatient clinic focused on dignified care for all patients. She then went on to complete a residency in Ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Center of the University of Utah. It is here where she found her true passion, Ophthalmic Surgery.

    For 25 years Dr. MacDonald’s Lahey Clinic-practice focused on cataract surgery and complex anterior segment reconstruction. She dedicated her career to teaching cataract surgery training over 100 residents. She has served as residency co-director at Lahey Clinic and is a recipient of the Tufts University School of Medicine Award for Teaching Excellence. For over 10 years, she directed CORE, a national cataract course which teaches safe state of the art cataract surgery to residents. She recently won the University of Utah’s Moran Alumni Award.  She has volunteered as an editor for EyeNet and Executive Committee member on the Women’s Eye Health and  FDA Advisory Board. She lectures internationally on surgical techniques, Value of Peer-review and the management of complications. Research includes multifocal IOL, Toric IOL lens, surgical teaching. In 2018, she left private practice to focus full time on Cataract Blindness leading a new foundation EyeCorps. EyeCorps focus is to help cataract surgeons in resource-poor areas providing teaching, equipment loans, and staff training. EyeCorps is built on collaboration and coordination between NGOs  We are all part of the solution. Dr. MacDonald lives with her wonderful husband Doug and her super cool kids, Danielle and Tommy. They all take care of their neurotic dog, Lucy.


    Secretary – Janine Clayton, MD

    Dr. Clayton, was appointed Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health and Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2012. She is leading NIH’s policy change initiative that requires scientists to include female animals and cells in preclinical research design. Dr. Clayton was previously the Deputy Clinical Director of the National Eye Institute (NEI). A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Clayton’s research interests include autoimmune ocular diseases and the role of sex and gender in health and disease. Dr. Clayton has a particular interest in ocular surface disease and discovered a novel form of disease associated with premature ovarian insufficiency that affects... Read More

    Dr. Clayton, was appointed Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health and Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2012. She is leading NIH’s policy change initiative that requires scientists to include female animals and cells in preclinical research design.

    Dr. Clayton was previously the Deputy Clinical Director of the National Eye Institute (NEI). A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Clayton’s research interests include autoimmune ocular diseases and the role of sex and gender in health and disease. Dr. Clayton has a particular interest in ocular surface disease and discovered a novel form of disease associated with premature ovarian insufficiency that affects young women. She is the author of more than 80 scientific publications, journal articles, and book chapters.

    Dr. Clayton is a native Washingtonian, and received her undergraduate degree with honors from the Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Virginia and fellowship training in cornea and external disease at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital and in uveitis and ocular immunology at the NEI.

    Dr. Clayton has been an attending physician and clinical investigator in cornea and uveitis at the NEI since 1996, conducting research on inflammatory diseases of the anterior segment and providing medical and surgical uveitis fellowship training. Her clinical research has ranged from randomized controlled trials of novel therapies for immune mediated ocular diseases to studies on the development of digital imaging techniques for the anterior segment.

    Dr. Clayton has received several awards from NIH and has been recognized as a leader by her peers. She received the Senior Achievement Award from the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2008 and was selected as a 2010 Silver Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.


    Treasurer – Carol Ziel, MD

    Dr. Carol Ziel a fellowship trained surgeon and clinician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts and other complicated causes of vision loss in adults. She is highly skilled and experienced in cataract and glaucoma surgery as well as other anterior segment laser and incisional surgeries. Dr. Ziel is proficient in the use of new technology premium IOL’s for cataract surgery including multifocal, toric, and wavefront, which help patients see better after cataract surgery often without glasses. In addition to her clinical and surgical expertise, Ziel has contributed to her subspecialty through publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, and educational research presentations. Her most recent research involves the treatment... Read More
    Dr. Carol Ziel a fellowship trained surgeon and clinician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts and other complicated causes of vision loss in adults. She is highly skilled and experienced in cataract and glaucoma surgery as well as other anterior segment laser and incisional surgeries. Dr. Ziel is proficient in the use of new technology premium IOL’s for cataract surgery including multifocal, toric, and wavefront, which help patients see better after cataract surgery often without glasses. In addition to her clinical and surgical expertise, Ziel has contributed to her subspecialty through publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, and educational research presentations. Her most recent research involves the treatment of angle closure glaucoma with cataract surgery. She received her M.D. at the University of Kentucky at Lexington.


    Development Director and AAO Councilor – Regine Pappas, MD

    Dr. Pappas is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist – Eye Surgeon and Fellowship trained Glaucoma Specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  She completed an internship program at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and then completed a residency program in ophthalmology at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC.  She also completed one-year ophthalmology fellowship program in glaucoma at the University of Maryland, one of the top schools in the country in the glaucoma treatment area.  While at the University of Maryland, she also served as a Clinical Instructor.  During her training she was actively involved in scientific and clinical research especially in the latest state of... Read More

    Dr. Pappas is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist – Eye Surgeon and Fellowship trained Glaucoma Specialist.

    She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  She completed an internship program at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and then completed a residency program in ophthalmology at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC.  She also completed one-year ophthalmology fellowship program in glaucoma at the University of Maryland, one of the top schools in the country in the glaucoma treatment area.  While at the University of Maryland, she also served as a Clinical Instructor.  During her training she was actively involved in scientific and clinical research especially in the latest state of the art glaucoma developments/management that resulted in numerous conference presentations and published articles.  Dr. Pappas is certified by the Board of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the National Board of Medicine.  Dr. Pappas is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Member of the National Medical Association, the American Glaucoma Society and Women in Ophthalmology.  She is the President of the Medical Staff at Melbourne Surgery Center.  She is on the Board of Directors for WIO (Women in Ophthalmology) and is a councilor for the AAO.  She is on the staff at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.

    Dr. Pappas has been in private practice in Central Florida since 1998.  Having also completed her residency and fellowship training, Dr. Pappas is an expert and well trained in all the latest ophthalmic and surgery techniques in Glaucoma and Cataracts.  Her practice emphasis is on delivering high quality eye care, compassionate and personalized treatment.  In all the places she has worked she has gained the ultimate respect of her colleagues and patients.

    Since 2000 she has been the president of her own practice, Pinnacle Eye Center in Melbourne.  She is also a member of the Brevard County Chapter of The Links Incorporated and a member of St Sophia Philoptochos Society.  She has been recognized by the Brevard County Hosts Organization and by the United Way for her service to the community.

    Dr. Pappas is originally from Port Au Prince, Haiti.  She is married for 35 years to Costas Pappas, an engineer for aircraft jet engines.  They have two sons, Alex, a second-year Ophthalmology Resident, and Constantine, a Business law attorney in New York.  She enjoys traveling and bike riding, her hobbies include embroidery and jewelry making.


    Alternate Councilor to AAO – Femida Kherani, MD

    Dr. Femida Kherani completed her Medical School and Surgical Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Alberta. During Medical School, Dr. Kherani spent a year at Oxford University studying Humanism of Medicine. She subsequently completed a Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, Dr. Kherani was a Clinical and Surgical Instructor for Residents and Medical Students at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kherani worked the Centre for Human Appearance, where she worked in a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Kherani is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary and a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia. She speaks... Read More
    Dr. Femida Kherani completed her Medical School and Surgical Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Alberta. During Medical School, Dr. Kherani spent a year at Oxford University studying Humanism of Medicine. She subsequently completed a Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, Dr. Kherani was a Clinical and Surgical Instructor for Residents and Medical Students at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kherani worked the Centre for Human Appearance, where she worked in a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Kherani is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary and a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia. She speaks nationally and internationally on Adult and Pediatric Oculoplastic conditions. Dr. Kherani is committed to providing excellence in medical care and exceptional service to her patients. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. She is a member of the Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons. She is the founder of the Western Canadian Women in Ophthalmology Chapter.


    Director – Susan Burden, MD

    Dr. Burden is a comprehensive ophthalmologist, with the rank of Associate Professor, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She has been a member of the faculty since 2005.  She mentors resident surgeons at the VA hospital in Salisbury, NC, in cataract surgery and functional oculoplastics.  She is also the Medical Student Clerkship Director for the Department of Ophthalmology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.   She matriculated at the University of Michigan (undergraduate, medical school, ophthalmology residency).  She is a graduate of the AAO Leadership Development Program and has received the AAO Secretariat Award.  She has served on the board for the North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians... Read More
    Dr. Burden is a comprehensive ophthalmologist, with the rank of Associate Professor, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She has been a member of the faculty since 2005.  She mentors resident surgeons at the VA hospital in Salisbury, NC, in cataract surgery and functional oculoplastics.  She is also the Medical Student Clerkship Director for the Department of Ophthalmology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.   She matriculated at the University of Michigan (undergraduate, medical school, ophthalmology residency).  She is a graduate of the AAO Leadership Development Program and has received the AAO Secretariat Award.  She has served on the board for the North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons for eight years, including as President (2014-2015).  She is a member in good standing in a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Women in Ophthalmology, and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.  Dr. Burden is committed to advocacy on behalf of her patients, students, and colleagues.


    Director – Erin Shriver, MD

    Erin Shriver, MD, FACS is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa. A California native, Erin graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Iowa. She did her ASOPRS oculoplastic fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and stayed on the faculty there for five years before returning to the University of Iowa. While at Bascom Palmer she established a full-time Oculoplastics Service at the Palm Beach office. She enjoys sharing her passion for oculoplastics with students, residents, fellows, patients, and colleagues. In 2015 she was awarded both the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology Medical Student Teaching Award and the... Read More
    Erin Shriver, MD, FACS is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa. A California native, Erin graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Iowa. She did her ASOPRS oculoplastic fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and stayed on the faculty there for five years before returning to the University of Iowa. While at Bascom Palmer she established a full-time Oculoplastics Service at the Palm Beach office.

    She enjoys sharing her passion for oculoplastics with students, residents, fellows, patients, and colleagues. In 2015 she was awarded both the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology Medical Student Teaching Award and the Carver College of Medicine Medical Education Teaching Award. Medical students she has mentored have first authored numerous publications and presented podium presentations and posters at national and international meetings.

    Erin is active both in AAO and ASOPRS. She received the AAO Achievement Award this past year and recently joined the ASOPRS Executive Committee as an ASOPRS AMA delegate. Erin chaired the WIO annual meeting in 2013 and received the WIO Emerging Leader Award in 2015.


    Director – Laura Enyedi, MD

    Dr. Enyedi is an Associate Professor in ophthalmology and pediatrics at Duke University. She is from NC and did her undergraduate training, her ophthalmology residency, and her fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Duke. Though she spent 4 years at the Univ. of NC during medical school and currently lives in Chapel Hill, she is a Blue Devil to the core! She has been on the Duke faculty since 1999 and has spent much of her career working part-time. She is primarily a clinician, but also participates in clinical research. She has a passion for teaching and has helped train over 100 residents and 40 pediatric fellows in her... Read More
    Dr. Enyedi is an Associate Professor in ophthalmology and pediatrics at Duke University. She is from NC and did her undergraduate training, her ophthalmology residency, and her fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Duke. Though she spent 4 years at the Univ. of NC during medical school and currently lives in Chapel Hill, she is a Blue Devil to the core! She has been on the Duke faculty since 1999 and has spent much of her career working part-time. She is primarily a clinician, but also participates in clinical research. She has a passion for teaching and has helped train over 100 residents and 40 pediatric fellows in her career.

    She is married with 3 children (ages 15, 18, and 21) and a Yorkie-Poo. In her free time Laura can be found at her kids’ field hockey and soccer games, shopping, or spending time on the NC coast. She enjoys her second job as a group fitness instructor almost as much as her “real” job.
    Women in Ophthalmology has provided Laura much inspiration and opportunity for personal and career growth, as well as many new friends and colleagues. She eagerly anticipates the summer symposium each year and always leaves feeling invigorated, encouraged, and motivated to be her best self in both her personal and professional life.


    Director – Dr. Gloria P. Fleming

    Dr. Gloria P. Fleming is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, at The Havener Eye Institute – here at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. A native New Yorker, she completed her undergraduate and medical degree at Cornell University and Syracuse Upstate Medical Center, respectively. Subspecialty Fellowship trained in the field of Glaucoma, she is regarded as both a collaborative and innovative physician. She is annually recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and “Top Doctor in Ophthalmology” by Castle Connolly. As the first African American woman on faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology, she currently serves as their Director of Diversity, where her leadership has been critical... Read More
    Dr. Gloria P. Fleming is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, at The Havener Eye Institute – here at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. A native New Yorker, she completed her undergraduate and medical degree at Cornell University and Syracuse Upstate Medical Center, respectively. Subspecialty Fellowship trained in the field of Glaucoma, she is regarded as both a collaborative and innovative physician. She is annually
    recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and “Top Doctor in Ophthalmology” by Castle Connolly.

    As the first African American woman on faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology, she currently serves as their Director of Diversity, where her leadership has been critical in addressing issues of inclusion and equity. Additionally, she served on the President and Provost Council on Women, where she co-chaired the committee on Recruitment and Retention, which was charged with making institutional recommendations on improving retention rates among women and underrepresented faculty. She previously served on the Admissions committee for the College of Medicine and currently serves as a physician leader on the Physician Engagement Steering Committee for the College and several College task forces.

    Dr. Fleming is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Glaucoma Society and an Associate Councilor for the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Her research interests include investigations into new mechanisms of Glaucoma – currently funded by the Columbus Foundation.

    Dr. Fleming serves as a preceptor to residents and fellows and as a mentor to many young women in medicine as well as undergraduate students.


    Director – Sara Tullis Wester, MD, FACS

    Sara Tullis Wester, MD, FACS is an Associate Clinical Professor, University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She did her undergraduate training at Dartmouth College and worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs & Co. prior to returning to medical school. Her medical degree is from Harvard Medical School. She is a board certified Ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Orbital Surgery and Oncology in an American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery accredited program. She specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids.  Her research focus is on adipose stem cells and their application in the treatment of thyroid eye disease as well... Read More
    Sara Tullis Wester, MD, FACS is an Associate Clinical Professor, University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She did her undergraduate training at Dartmouth College and worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs & Co. prior to returning to medical school. Her medical degree is from Harvard Medical School. She is a board certified Ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Orbital Surgery and Oncology in an American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery accredited program. She specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids.  Her research focus is on adipose stem cells and their application in the treatment of thyroid eye disease as well as reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.  Her other research interests include laser treatment of surgical and traumatic scars.  She has authored several chapters on stem cells in ophthalmology, multiple peer reviewed journal articles and serves as a reviewer for OPRS, Clinical Ophthalmology, and LIMS.  She has received numerous rewards including the 2013 Leading Physicians of the World Top Ophthalmologists in Miami, Fl and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of ASOPRS, AAO, FSO, ASLMS, WIO and NASBS. She practices in Miami, Fl and Coral Gables, FL at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

  • Finance Committee

    Oversees development of the annual budget and ensures accurate tracking/monitoring/accountability for funds.

    Committee Members:

    Alisa Kim, MDChair

    Alisa Kim, MD
    Chair

    Irene Kuo, MD

    Irene Kuo, MD

    Divya Srikumaran, MD

    Divya Srikumaran, MD

    Membership Committee

    Evaluates efficacy of member benefits, assess renewal and recruitment efforts and develops plans to enhance and increase membership/member satisfaction.

    Committee Members:

    Susan Burden, MD    Co-Chair

     

    Carol Ziel, MD          Co-Chair

    Nominating Committee

    Responsible for determining board position nominations and selecting award winners from membership nominations.

    Committee Members:

    Linda Christmann, MD, MBA

     

    Path to the Podium Taskforce

    Seeks to work with program committees of national organizations to increase awareness about the lack of women in podium and leadership roles and offer these organizations resources to fill the gap of women represented. This taskforce offers training opportunities to help women get to the podium and understand how to get invited back.

    Taskforce Members:

    Susan MacDonald, MD

    Susan MacDonald, MD

    Ruth D. Williams, MD

    Ruth D. Williams, MD

    Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD

    Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD

    Cynthia Mattox, MD

    Cynthia Mattox, MD

    Erin Lessner, MD

    Erin Lessner, MD

     

    Summer Symposium Program Committee

    The program committee is typically comprised of the program chair, program co-chair and 8-10 additional committee members. These individuals are responsible for program development which includes selecting session topics, identifying appropriate speakers, general meeting decisions and the approval of the final symposium agenda. Additionally, the committee has the task of identifying companies and providing contacts within the companies for adequate symposium fundraising to be achieved.

    Committee Members:

    Lisa Nijm, MD, JD   Chair

    Barbara Arnold, MD

     

    Gloria Fleming, MD

    Jacqueline Leavitt, MD

     

    Lindsay McConnell, MD

    Lorraine Myers, MD

     

    Shorye Payne, MD

    Erin Shriver, MD

     

    Grace Sun, MD

    Nicole Fram, MD

     

    Neda Shamie, MD

    Misha Faustina, MD

    Laura Enyedi, MD

    Resident Taskforce

    Seeks to recruit and revitalize the young ophthalmologists within the organization.

    Taskforce Members:

    Lama Al-Aswad, MD, Board Liasion

    Lama Al-Aswad, MD, Leader Liasion

    Usiwoma Abugo, MD

    Usiwoma Abugo, MD

    Saba Alniemi, MD

    Saba Alniemi, MD

    Saranya Balasubramaniam, MD

    Saranya Balasubramaniam, MD

    Christi Carter, MD

    Christi Carter, MD

    Hema Ramkumar, MD

    Hema Ramkumar, MD

     

  • WIO Executive Office
    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 3948, Parker, CO 80134
    Physical Address:
    4600 S Syracuse St, 9th Floor, Denver, CO 80237

    (303) 339-0070 phone
    (720) 496-4974 fax
     [email protected]