Chair – Nancy Holekamp, MD
Dr. Nancy M. Holekamp is a professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She is also director of Retina Services at the Pepose Vision Institute in St. Louis. Dr. Holekamp received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College Summa cum Laude. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Holekamp then went on to completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in ophthalmology at the Washington University School of Medicine; her fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery was with the Retina Consultants in St. Louis.
Vice Chair- Judy Kim, MD
Dr. Judy E. Kim is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program. She completed her ophthalmology residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and vitreoretinal fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Currently she is a professor of ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Kim has received numerous awards and honors, including being named in the “Best Doctors in America” annually since 2003 as well as in the US News & World Report Best Doctors list and the Castle Connolly Top Doctors list. She has received American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, the Senior Achievement Award, and the American Society of Retina Specialists Honor Award and Service Award. She is a Heed Foundation Fellow and has been selected to the Leadership Development Program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has been elected to many regional and national leadership and committee positions and serves on the review boards of a number of peer-reviewed journals.
Treasurer - Mina Chung, MD
Secretary - Camille Palma, MD
Dr. Camille Palma graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Psychology. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. She then went on to pursue a fellowship in Vitreoretinal surgery and Diseases at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is currently in private practice in the northern suburbs of Chicago, IL and is an integral part of the teaching program for Northwestern University’s vitreoretinal fellowship.
Communications Chair - Jessica Randolph, MD
Dr. Jessica Randolph graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Biomedical Ethics. She received medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where she stayed to complete her ophthalmology residency. She then continued her training with a Vitreoretinal surgery and disease fellowship at Retina and Vitreous of Texas in Houston, Texas. She is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology. She currently is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Member-at-Large - Diana Do, MD
Diana V. Do, MD, is Vice Chair for Education and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Truhlsen Eye Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Before joining the University of Nebraska, Dr. Do was a faculty member at the Wilmer Eye Institute, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. At Hopkins, she was an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Head of the Retina Fellowship Training Program.
She is a leading clinician-scientist who specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of retinal disorders. She has been the principal investigator and co-investigator on more than 35 clinical trials investigating novel treatments for retinal diseases. She has authored over 125 publications in the medical literature and has contributed to over 25 book chapters.
Her academic achievements have been recognized with numerous national awards including the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Clinician-Scientist Award, the Ronald Michels Fellowship Foundation Award, and the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Member-at-Large - Caroline Baumal, MD
Member-at-Large - Zelia Correa, MD, PhD
Fellow-in-Training Chair - Elizabeth Atchison, MD
Chair-Emeritus -Jennifer Lim, MD
Dr. Jennifer Lim is a professor of ophthalmology and director of the Retina Service atUniversity of Illinois, Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. She is the Marion H. Schenk Esq., Chair in Ophthalmology for Research in the Aging Eye. She received her medical degree with distinction from Northwestern University Six–Year Honors Program in Medical Education where she was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA) and received the Dean’s AOA Student Research Award and the Julius Conn Memorial Award. She completed her ophthalmology training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Eye and Ear Infirmary where she received the Resident Research Award and the American College of Surgeons Resident Competition Chicago Chapter Keeshin Prize. She completed her medical retina and surgical retina training at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital and was a Heed Fellow Awardee and a Heed Knapp Fellow Awardee.
Alice Lyon, MD
Dr. Alice Lyon is an associate professor of ophthalmology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is director of Vitreoretinal Service and Vitreoretinal Fellowships. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Chicago with general honors and special honors in biology and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA) and received the American Medical Womens Association (AMWA)Award. Following her ophthalmology residency at Northwestern University, she underwent clinical medical and surgical retina fellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Retina Associates, and completed her graduate research training at the Schepens Eye Research Institute. Dr. Lyon has been on the full-time faculty at Northwestern University since 1993. She is a principal investigator for many clinical trials in retina and serves on data safety and monitoring boards. She has been director of the Chicago Curriculum in Ophthalmology since 1993, was a director for medical student education At Northwestern's Department of Ophthalmology for 10 years.
Pauline Merrill, MD
Dr. Pauline Merrill is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Rush University, where she is section director for Uveitis and Inflammatory Disease. She is also a partner at Illinois Retina Associates in Chicago. After graduating summa cum laude from Princeton University, Dr. Merrill received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Her ophthalmology residency at Duke University was followed by a vitreoretinal fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. A diplomate of and examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Merrill has also received numerous honors, including a Heed Knapp Fellowship and the American Society of Retinal Specialists Senior Honor Award.
Julia Haller, MD
Dr. Julia A. Haller is Ophthalmologist-in-Chief of the Wills Eye Institute, where she holds the William Tasman, M.D. Endowed Chair, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. She was educated at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Princeton University, and Harvard Medical School, and trained in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she also completed her retina fellowship and served as Wilmer’s first female chief resident. Dr. Haller is past president of the American Society of Retina Specialists, president elect of the Retina Society, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, the Board of the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research, and the Board of Trustees of Princeton University.