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.
Vice-Chair - Diana V. Do, MD
Treasurer - Zelia M. Correa, MD, PhD
Dr. Zelia M Correa is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Ocular Oncology and Echography Services at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She has been a long-term mentor of women and URMs, and is part of the Minority Ophthalmology Mentorship Program of the AAO. She is the founder/director of the Leadership Program of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology. She has received numerous awards from her service with the AAO (including the Senior Achievement Award), PAAO (including the Benjamin Boyd Humanitarian Award and the Ambassador of Education), and the Achievement Award from the ASRS.
Dr. Correa is a vitreoretinal surgeon and is recognized for her research and innovation in Ocular Oncology.
Secretary - Elizabeth Atchison, MD
Elizabeth Atchison, MD is a partner at Ophthalmology Ltd in her hometown of Sioux Falls, SD where she practices surgical retina. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and AOA from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. Her ophthalmology residency was completed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN before returning to Chicago, IL for her vitreoretinal surgery fellowship with Rush University and Illinois Retina Associates. During fellowship she won first place in Ophthalmology Times Retina Research Scholar Program. Most recently she was awarded a grant from The H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, Center for Quality Eye Care IRIS® Registry Research Fund for research on the prognosis of dry AMD. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine.
Communications Chair - Manjot K. Gill, MD
Member-at-Large - Durga Borkar, MD
Member-at-Large - Carolyn K. Pan, MD
Dr. Carolyn Pan graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in Chemical Engineering. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado. She then went on to pursue a fellowship in Vitreoretinal surgery and Diseases at Stein Eye Institute/University of California Los Angeles. She is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and currently serves as the Associate Secretary for Special Projects (Chair, Special Projects Committee) for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University and is also the Associate Program Director of the ophthalmology residency program.
Member-at-Large - Katherine E. Talcott, MD
Dr. Katherine Talcott is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, where she practices surgical retina. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa, followed by medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was elected Alpha Omega Alpha. Her ophthalmology residency was completed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, MA followed by a chief residency year there, where she served as Director of the Ocular Trauma service. She then moved to Philadelphia, PA for virtreoretinal surgery at Wills Eye Hospital/Mid Atlantic Retina and was awarded a Heed Fellowship. At Cole Eye Institute, she is an integral part of the retinal fellowship program and serves as Associate Program Director for the residency program.
Fellow-in-Training Chair - Karen M. Wai, MD
Dr. Karen Wai graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a BA in Chemistry. She then received her medical degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where she was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA). She completed her ophthalmology residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and was awarded a Heed Fellowship. She is currently a second-year vitreoretinal surgery fellow at the Byers Eye Institute/Stanford Ophthalmology.
Chair Emerita - 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.
President Emerita - 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.
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.
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.
President Emeria - 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.