OPHTHALMIC DEVICES PANEL ROSTER

 

OCTOBER 3, 2003 MEETING

 
 
CHAIR

 

 

JAYNE S. WEISS, M.D.

 

Dr. Weiss, a specialist in corneal and refractive surgery, is Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Director of Refractive Surgery, and Director of Ophthalmic Pathology at the Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  Dr. Weiss received her M.D. from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York with fellowships in ocular pathology at Harvard University's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston and in corneal disease and refractive surgery at Emory University in Atlanta.  Dr. Weiss has served as a regular member of the National Institutes of Health Visual Sciences Study Section for the National Eye Institute and is Principle Investigator of an RO1 grant on Genetic Mapping of Schnyder's Crystalline Corneal Dystrophy.  She is currently a member of the research committee of the Eye Bank Association of America as well as multiple American Academy of Ophthalmology Panels including the Preferred Practice Patterns Cornea/External Disease Panel, the Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) on Cornea/External Disease and chairs the recently created BCSC on Refractive Surgery. She is a member of the editorial board of Cornea and is a reviewer for many other ophthalmology journals.  Dr. Weiss is nationally and internationally recognized for her lectures and publications.

 

 

 
VOTING MEMBERS

 

 

ARTHUR BRADLEY, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Bradley is a Professor of Optometry and Visual Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Neural and Cognitive Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.  He is a graduate of Reading University, England, and has a Ph.D. in physiological optics from the University of California, Berkeley.  He has been a principal investigator for the

National Eye Institute (NIH), NASA, and USAF.  His research interests include optics of the eye, spatial vision, assessment of night vision systems, and entoptic assessment of retinal vasculature. Dr. Bradley has authored over 100 publications in the field of visual optics and spatial vision.  He consults on optics of the eye for the US Department of Defense and reviews research proposals and reports for several branches of the US government.  Dr. Bradley is a recognized authority on the optics of the human eye and optical strategies for enhancing vision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNE L. COLEMAN, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Dr. Coleman is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine.  In addition she is the Director of the Center for Eye Epidemiology at the Institute.  Dr. Coleman is a graduate of Duke University and the Medical College of Virginia and completed her ophthalmology residence at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago and a fellowship in glaucoma at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore.  She received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California at Los Angeles, CA.  Dr. Coleman currently serves as a reviewer for Ophthalmic Epidemiology, Current Eye Research, Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma, Archives of Ophthalmology, and Investigative Ophthalmology and Research among others.  She has published and lectured extensively and is internationally recognized for her expertise in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma

 

 

MICHAEL R. GRIMMETT, M.D.

 

Dr. Grimmett is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine.  He graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA and received his M.D. from the University of California at Irvine.  Dr. Grimmett is board certified in both internal medicine and ophthalmology and completed his fellowship in corneal and external disease at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1993.  He is a recognized expert on the medical/legal/ethical issues associated with refractive surgery, publishing The Call of the Sirens, Ethically Navigating the Sea of Nonvalidated Therapies, in the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the journal of the International Society of Refractive Surgery.  He is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Cornea.  Dr. Grimmett has been actively involved in the Eye Bank Association of America since 1994, and contributes his expertise to the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s continuing medical education (CME) program and the development of their CME website.

 

 

ALLEN C. HO, M.D.

 

Dr. Ho is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and an Associate Surgeon with the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital.  He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical doctorate from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.  He completed his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital and a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases at Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital.  Dr. Ho served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Executive Committee of the Choroidal Neovascularization Prevention Trial for Age-Related Macular Degeneration prior to returning to the Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital.  He maintains a special interest in the study of macular and surgical diseases and diabetic retinopathy.  Dr. Ho has authored numerous publications on vitreoretinal disease.  He is the Editor-in-chief of Current Opinion in Ophthalmology and on the editorial boards of Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers and Ophthalmology Times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALICE Y. MATOBA, M.D.

 

Dr. Matoba is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. and is a recognized expert on corneal and external disease and anterior segment surgery. She received her M.D. from Yale School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in corneal and external disease at the Cullen Eye Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Matoba has published extensively and is recognized internationally for her presentations on many clinical aspects of infectious corneal diseases, contact lenses and intraocular lenses, and corneal transplants.  Since 1995, she has been the Chairman of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Cornea/External Disease Panel and serves as peer reviewer for numerous journals including Archives of Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Current Eye Research, and the Journal of Refractive Surgery.

 

 

TIMOTHY T. McMAHON, O.D., F.A.A.O.

 

Dr. McMahon is a Professor of Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.  He received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1980, and completed a residency at the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center in 1981.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a Diplomate in Cornea and Contact Lenses.  He is a past Chair of the Academy’s Research Committee and is a member of the AOA Council on Research.  Dr. McMahon was appointed Secretary/Treasurer of the American Optometric Foundation in 2002.  Recently the National Academies of Practice named him a Distinguished Clinical Fellow.  Dr. McMahon is an investigator in several NIH and VA funded research projects, including the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus Study, where he serves on the Executive Committee.  He currently serves on the editorial boards of Cornea and Eye & Contact Lens.  He has published extensively in the areas of contact lenses, corneal topography and the clinical course and therapeutic modalities of anterior segment diseases.  He has lectured nationally and internationally.  The breadth of his expertise in optometry and experience in clinical research methodology are widely recognized.

 

 

CONSULTANTS

 

KAREN BANDEEN-ROCHE, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Bandeen-Roche is a Professor of Biostatistics in the School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, MD.  She graduated from the Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI and received her master’s and doctorate in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Dr. Bandeen-Roche has contributed extensively to many publications including the American Journal of Epidemiology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science, and the Journal of American Statistical Association, Biometrika, and Statistics in Medicine.  She is nationally recognized in the professional areas of multi-variate and longitudinal data analysis, quality of life assessment, and clinical study issues.  She has authored journal articles on research related to ophthalmic issues, particularly with respect to the non-invasive assessment of the visual system, women’s health, and aging.  In 1997, Dr. Bandeen-Roche was awarded a Brookdale National Fellowship for excellence in research on aging.  A paper she co-authored received the American Academy of Optometry’s 1999 Garland Clay Award as the most cited paper in the preceding five years’ issues of Optometry and Vision Science.

 

MARIAN S. MACSAI, M.D.

 

Dr. Marian S. Macsai is Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Northwestern University.  She completed her medical education at Rush Medical College followed by a residency was at the University of Illinois and fellowship in cornea and external disease at the University of Iowa.  In 1989, Dr. Macsai was recruited to West Virginia University where she was the Director of the Cornea External Disease and Refractive Surgery Service for ten years.  During that period of time, Dr. Macsai also served as the Medical Director of the Medical Eye Bank of West Virginia.  She has served as the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, the Research Committee and the Accreditation Committees of the Eye Bank Association of America.   She has served on the Board of Directors for eight years and on the Certification Board for the past four.  Dr. Macsai was recently awarded the Paton Award by the Eye Bank Association of America and will receive this award in November of 2003.  Dr. Macsai has also served on the Board of Directors of the Cornea Society formerly known as the Castroviejo Society and has served as the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the Society for the past four years.  In addition, she has served on many academies for the American Academy of Ophthalmology including the committee on eye banking.  She is a former voting member of the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel. In 1996, Dr. Macsai co-edited the book, Eye and Skin Disease.  She has authored 11 book chapters and published over 40 papers in peer review journals. 

 

 

WILLIAM D. MATHERS, M.D.

 

Dr. Mathers is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Oregon Health Sciences University, Casey Eye Institute in Portland, OR.  He received undergraduate education at Allegheny College, and his medical doctorate at Stanford University.  After a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Washington, he completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, DC.  Dr. Mathers is very active in research and has been a principal investigator on many National Institutes of Health grants related to tear production and dry eyes, the molecular genetics of corneal dystrophys, and acanthamoeba keratitis.  In addition, he has served on the NIH study section, multiple editorial boards and as president of CLAO (Contact Lens Association Organization and the Pan American Association for Contact Lenses and Refraction.  Dr. Mathers has authored many publications and book chapters and is internationally recognized for his clinical expertise and scholarship.

 

 

JAMES P. McCULLEY, M.D.

 

Dr. McCulley is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Southwestern Medical School.  He is also Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Zale Lipshy University Hospital.  He was the Physician Monitor for National Eye Institute (NEI) Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy and a member of the Visual Sciences A study Section, Division of Research Grants.  He received his undergraduate education at Texas Christian University and received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.  His activities as a guest lecturer, extensive honors and publications have earned him an international reputation as a corneal expert.

 

 

 

 

OLIVER D. SCHEIN, M.D., M.P.H.

 

Oliver Schein, M.D., M.P.H. is the Grossman Professor of Ophthalmololgy at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He holds a joint appointment in the Department of  Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Hygiene.  His clinical expertise is in the medical and surgical management of patients with corneal disease and problems involving the anterior segment of the eye.  Research interests have centered on the application of epidemiologic and public health principles to the study of eye disease, the practice of ophthalmology, and the evaluation of ophthalmic technology.  The focus of recent publications has been on the assessment of outcomes of cataract surgery using a variety of research methodologies including randomized clinical trials, longitudinal cohort studies and case-control studies.  Another major focus has been the development of standardized questionnaires to measure the functional impact of common ophthalmic interventions (eg. cataract surgery, refractive surgery) from the patient perspective.  Dr. Schein is an author of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Preferred Practice Pattern on management of cataract in the adult and is a member of the AAO’s Quality of Care Committee.

 

 

JOEL SUGAR, M.D.

 

Dr. Sugar is Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the Cornea Service, and Vice-Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago, IL.  He was graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed a residency in ophthalmology at Washington University in St. Louis and a post graduate fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Florida Medical School in Gainesville, FL.  Dr. Sugar is currently on the Board of Directors of the Eye Bank Association of America and is also on the Accreditation committee and the Medical Advisory Board where he served as Chairman from 1991-1996. He has published extensively and is internationally recognized for his research and publications on many aspects of corneal surgery in addition to addressing numerous issues on corneal diseases, contact lenses and intraocular lenses.

 

 

CONSUMER REPRESENTATIVE

GLENDA V. SUCH, M.Ed.

 

Ms. Such is the Director of Computer Training Program, Department of Career Services, Lighthouse International in New York, NY.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Pre-Law at Norwich University in Montpelier, VT and a Master of Education in Education of the Visually Impaired at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA.  She is a recognized expert in the field of adaptive technology for visual impairments and the functional implications of visual disabilities, particularly low vision.  In addition to teaching students who are visually impaired, she lectures at Temple University Graduate School, Harcum College, and Saint Joseph's University Graduate School in areas relating to working with clients who are visually impaired.  She served for four years as a board member of the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International and was a member of the Institutional Review Board of Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

 

 

 

 

 

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE (Acting)

 

R. MICHAEL CROMPTON, J.D., M.P.H., R.A.C.

 

Mr. Crompton is the Vice President for Regulatory and Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance for Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. He received a B.S. in biochemistry and a Masters in Public Health (Biomedical Sciences) from the University of California, Berkeley.  In addition he received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and is a member of the California Bar Association.  His varied experience in the regulatory, clinical affairs and quality control aspects of the device industry and his training as a JD and MPH have given him the skills necessary to represent manufacturers to the Agency.  Through his past interactions with the Agency he is known and respected as a dedicated, knowledgeable and forthright person.