About Us

Leon Herndon

President

Leon W Herndon, Jr MD
Term:
2023 - 2024

Duke Eye Center
2351 Erwin Rd # Dumc3802
Durham, NC 27705-4699

David G Godfrey, MD

Treasurer

David G Godfrey, MD 
Term:
2023-2025

Glaucoma Associates of Texas
10740 N Central Expy. Ste 300
Dallas, TX 75231-2168


Lama A Al-Aswad, MD, MPH

Member-at-Large

Lama A Al-Aswad, MD, MPH
Term:
2022-2024

NYU Langone Eye Center
222 E 41st St Fl 4
New York, NY 10017-6739

Ying Han, MD, PhD

Research Committee Chair

Ying Han, MD, PhD 
Term:
2023 - 2027

UCSF Department of Ophthalmology
490 Illinois Street, room 58H
BOX 4081
San Francisco, CA 94158 

Kelly W Muir, MD

Education and Communication Committee Chair

Kelly W Muir, MD
Term:
2022 - 2026

Duke University Eye Center
2351 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705-4699

Ann Caroline Fisher MD

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee Chair

Ann Caroline Fisher MD 
Term:
2023-2024

Byers Eye Institute at Stanford
2452 Watson Ct. Room 2276
Palo Alto, CA 94303-3216

Thasarat S Vajaranant, MD

Lead Ambassador

Thasarat S Vajaranant, MD
Term:
2019-2024

University of Illinois At Chicago
1855 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60612-7242

Donald L Budenz, MD, MPH
Term:
2020-2023

Carla Siegfried

Vice President

Carla J Siegfried, MD 
Term:
2023 - 2024

Washington University School of Medicine
660 S Euclid Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110-1010 

Samuel P Solish, MD

Councilor to the AAO

Samuel P Solish, MD
Term:
2022-2025

Eyecare Medical Group
53 Sewall St
Portland, ME 04102-2625

Roma P Patel

Member-at-Large Jr.

Roma P Patel, MD
Term: 2023 - 2025

Baylor College of Medicine
1977 Butler Blvd
Houston, TX 77030 


Douglas J Rhee, MD

Nominating Committee Chair

Douglas J Rhee, MD 
Term:
2023 - 2024

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
11100 Euclid Ave
Lakeside #4129
Cleveland, OH 44106-1716 

Felipe A Medeiros, MD, PHD

Bylaws and Strategic Planning Committee Chair

Felipe A Medeiros, MD, PHD
Term:
2022 - 2026

Duke Eye Center
2351 Erwin Rd # Dumc3802
Durham, NC 27705-4699


Chris Girkin

Past President

Christopher A Girkin, MD, MSPH
Term:
2023-2025

Gregory L Skuta, MD

Executive Vice President

Gregory L Skuta, MD
Term:
2023 - 2028


JoAnn A Giaconi, MD

Secretary

JoAnn A Giaconi, MD
Term: 2022-2024

Jules Stein Eye Institute
100 Stein Plz Ste 2-118
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7065

Angela Turalba

Member-at-Large

Angela V Turalba, MD, MMS 
Term:
2023-2025

Atrius Health
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215


Kateki Vinod, MD

Member-at-Large Jr.

Kateki Vinod, MD
Term:
2022-2024

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
310 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003-4201

Geoffrey T Emerick MD

Patient Care Committee Chair

Geoffrey T Emerick MD
Term:
2022 - 2026

Consulting Ophthalmologists, PC
499 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT 06032-1933


Michele C Lim, MD

Program Committee Chair

Michele C Lim, MD
Term: 2022 - 2024

UC Davis Ophthalmology
4860 Y St Ste 2400
Sacramento, CA 95817-2307
 

Ronald Leigh Fellman, MD
Term:
2022-2024