Featured Speakers Snell Memorial Lecturer Timothy Stout, M.D., PhD. Timothy Stout, M.D., Ph.D. is Chair of the Baylor School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Cullen Eye Institute. He is a recognized leader and eye diseases. He previously served as Vice President, Technology Transfer and Business Development and was a professor of ophthalmology and molecular genetics at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Dr. Stout specializes in retina/macular and retinal vascular diseases. His current research projects include human gene therapy for proliferative and inherited ocular disease, retinal disease genotype-phenotype correlation, and ocular disease gene mapping and discovery. His clinical interests include medical and surgical diseases of the vitreous and retina in adults and children. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston followed by internship at Texas Children’s Hospital and his residency at the University of Southern California. He completed subspecialty training at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London and at Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in ophthalmology and is a 2012 inductee into the Doheny Eye Institute’s Board of Scholars. Billitier Family Distinguished Visiting Professor, Todd Margolis, M.D., Ph.D. Todd Margolis, M.D., Ph.D. is the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University, St. Louis. He previously served as the Rose B. Williams Chair for Research in Corneal Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he directed the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, a privately endowed organized research unit dedicated to research and training in infectious and inflammatory eye diseases, and the application of that research to the prevention of blindness worldwide. Margolis’ laboratory focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the establishment and maintenance of latent neuronal infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV). His ongoing research is aimed at documenting the role of both neuronal and viral gene expression in the establishment and maintenance of HSV latency. The ultimate goal of this work is to gain enough understanding about the regulation of HSV infection that therapeutic interventions can be devised to eliminate infections or prevent reactivation of the virus. His clinical expertise is in the diagnosis and management of infectious and inflammatory eye disease, with a particular interest in eye disease due to herpes viruses and ocular infections in immune-compromised patients. Margolis received a doctorate in neuroscience and a medical degree from UCSF in 1984 where he also completed his residency in ophthalmology and later did subspecialty training in corneal and external diseases at the F.I. Proctor Foundation. Later, he completed postdoctoral research training in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at University of California, Los Angeles, where he served as a visiting assistant professor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. He has been president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the world’s largest eye and vision research organization, and he has served on the National Eye Advisory Council of the National Eye Institute. He also is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Uveitis Society and the Society for Neuroscience. He is an author on more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and seven book chapters, and during his tenure at UCSF has served as a mentor or adviser for more than 100 students, fellows, residents, faculty and international scholars. Merle Fernandes, M.D. Merle Fernandes, M.D. is Director of the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) hospital at Visakhapatnam where she is a consultant in Cornea and Anterior Segment Services She completed her basic medical training and a residency program in ophthalmology at Goa Medical College, Goa, followed by a fellowship in cornea and anterior segment at LVPEI in 2001. She has several publications in international and national peer reviewed journals and has presented papers at conferences in India and abroad. Fernandes is a reviewer for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. Her main interests are in pediatric penetrating keratoplasty, ocular surface disorders and microbial keratitis. She is also interested in making educational videos, one of which (Epkeratoplasty for Keratoglobus with Mechanical Lagophthalmos) received the first prize in the Refractive Surgery category at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Washington, USA, 2004. Fernandes is currently completing a fellowship at Harvard University’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute. Gerald Harris, M.D. Gerald Harris, M.D. is Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include orbital diseases and surgery, oculoplastic surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear duct surgery and ocular oncology. His research interests include eyelid and periocular reconstruction, aesthetic approaches to orbital surgery, orbital fractures, orbital infections, and the diagnosis and management of orbital tumors. Dr. Harris completed his medical training and residency in ophthalmology at Northwestern University School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in orbital and oculoplastic surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University. He has authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed publications and lectures throughout the world. Harris has received numerous awards including the Lester T. Jones Award (ASOPRS), the ASOPRS Outstanding Contribution Award and the Residents’ Award for Teaching Excellence (MCW Department of Ophthalmology). Warren Hill, M.D. Warren Hill, M.D. is Medical Director of East Valley Ophthalmology in Mesa, Arizona. He specializes in consultative ophthalmology, challenging anterior segment surgery for other ophthalmologists and intraocular lens power calculations. He is a consultant to industry in the field of intraocular lens mathematics, intraocular lens design, and optical biometry. Hill received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York. He is certified in general ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has subspecialty certification in anterior segment surgery by the American Board of Eye Surgery. Dr. Hill is also a member of the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International College of Surgeons and the American College of Eye Surgeons. In 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002 and again in 2004 Dr. Hill was voted a “Top Doc” in the specialty of ophthalmology by medical peers in Phoenix Magazine. In 2005 and 2006 Dr. Hill was voted “One of the Top 50 Opinion Leaders in Cataract and Refractive Surgery” by the readership of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. In 2010 he was named one of 250 Primer Surgeons by Slack Publishers. In 2012 was listed as a “Phoenix Super Doctor” in Arizona Magazine and a US News and World Report “Top Doctor.” Jeffrey Liebmann, M.D. Jeffrey Liebmann, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York University School of Medicine where he is Director of the Glaucoma Service. For the past 15 years Dr. Liebmann has devoted himself to the care of patients with glaucoma, glaucoma research, and education of physicians and residents. He is Principal Investigator of two National Eye Institute Clinical Trials sponsored by the national Eye Institute, including the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study, a fifteen year project devoted to assessment of glaucoma risk and the effect of treatment on disease progression. He is the author and/or co-author of over 650 medical and scientific papers, book chapters, and abstracts. In addition, Dr. Liebmann has lectured widely in the United States and abroad on glaucoma diagnosis and management. His current main areas of research interest include investigations into the causes of glaucoma, clinical trials, ocular imaging, and neuroprotection. Nancy J. Newman, M.D. Nancy J. Newman, M.D. is the Leo Delle Jolley Chair of Ophthalmology by Emory University School of Medicine in February 2002. She also holds the positions of professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, and instructor in Neurological Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Newman is one of the leading opinion makers in the field of neuro-ophthalmology and has more than 350 publications, including scientific articles, book chapters and books. Dr. Newman has lectured widely throughout the world and is known for her innovative teaching style. She sees both adults and children with neuro-ophthalmologic problems, such as optic nerve disorders, visual field defects and disorders of ocular motility. Her main research interests include disorders of the optic nerve and mitochondrial diseases. Dr. Newman earned her medical degree at Harvard University. There she completed a residency in Neurology and went on to complete a fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary . She served on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University for 14 years and is currently a trustee emerita. She is also president-elect of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) and will serve as its president from 2014-2016 and its chair of the board from 2016-2018.