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Executive Committee and Staff

Mary Elizabeth White
Administrative Director, CPA
Vice President
Charles S. Bouchard, M.D.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Vice President
Kara E. Crumbliss, O.D.
Vice President of Clinical Services
Thomas S. Bridges
Managing Director and Co-Head, High Net Worth Sales
John S. Pollack, M.D.
Research Grant Committee Chair
Elyse Fineman, MPH, MHA
Executive Director
Katherine Mueller, MPH
Education and Communications Manager


Chris Albanis, M.D.
Managing Partner/President
Kathryn Colby, M.D., Ph.D.
Louis Block Professor and Chair
Michael Giovingo, M.D.
Maureen LaRaviere, M.Ed.
Senior Director
Mathew MacCumber, M.D., Ph.D.
Partner, Illinois Retina Associates
Yi Pang, M.D., O.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Mark Rosenblatt, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Dean, College of Medicine
Jonathan Rosin, M.D.
Jon Ruderman, M.D.
Evan B. Stubbs, Jr., Ph.D.
Research Health Scientist
Melissa Suckow, O.D.
Bruce Teitelbaum, O.D.
Associate Dean
Lawrence J. Ulanski, Jr., M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Nicholas Volpe, M.D.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

Emeritus Directors

Dimitri Azar, M.D.
Senior Director, Verily Life Sciences
Philip B. Dray, M.D.
David Morimoto, M.D.
Associated Ophthalmologists
Kirk Packo, M.D.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Peter Panton, M.D.
Thomas Patrianakos, D.O.
Chair, Division of Ophthalmology

Free Eye Health Curricula for Children Available

Many schools and educational facilities across the country are now closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators, public health and non-profit groups are looking for quality, no-cost educational materials...

May is UV Awareness Month

Extended exposure ultraviolet (UV) rays can immediately cause damage to eyes, including photokeratitis, also referred to as a “corneal sunburn.”  UV damage to the eyes may also be cumulative,...

Important Message to Eye Care Patients regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

For everyone’s health and safety, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other doctors are being urged to see only patents for urgent or emergent problems during the coronavirus pandemic. This is important...