Board of Trustees

Board Roster

The Board of Trustees is comprised of elected members from ARVO's 13 Scientific Sections along with elected and trustee-appointed officers. The president and vice president(s) are elected from within the Board each year. The executive vice president is elected by the general membership to a five-year term and is a voting member of the Board of Trustees. The ARVO executive director serves as an ex officio member of the Board. For more information on Board of Trustee duties, appointments and elections please refer to the bylaws.


Claude Burgoyne President and  Glaucoma Trustee
Claude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO
Devers Eye Institute/Legacy Research Institute
Portland, Ore.
Term: 2013 – 2018
Coupland Vice President and  Anatomy & Pathology/Oncology Trustee
Sarah E. Coupland, MBBS, PhD, FARVO
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, England, U.K.
Term: 2013 – 2018
Steven Fliesler President-elect and Retinal Cell Biology Trustee
Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVO
State University of New York-Buffalo/VA Med Center-Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y.
Term: 2014 – 2019
Raymond Applegate Vice President-elect and Visual Psychophysics/Physiological OpticsTrustee
Raymond A. Applegate, OD, PhD, FARVO
Visual Optics Institute/College of Optometry, University of Houston
Houston, TX
Term: 2014 – 2019
Andrew Dick Vice-President-elect and Immunology & Microbiology Trustee
Andrew D. Dick, MBBS, MD, FMedSci, FARVO
University of Bristol-Bristol Eye Hospital
Bristol, England, U.K.
Term: 2014 – 2019
Emily Chew Photo Immediate Past  President 
Emily Y. Chew, MD, FARVO
National Eye Institute/NIH
Bethesda, Md.
Term: 2012 – 2018
Justine Smith

Executive Vice President
Justine R. Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO
Flinders University
Adelaide, South Austrailia
Term: 2017 - 2022

T. Michael Redmond

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Trustee
T. Michael Redmond, PhD, FARVO
National Eye Institute/NIH
Bethesda, MD
Term: 2017 – 2022

Maureen Maguire

Clinical/Epidemiologic Research Trustee  
Maureen G. Maguire, PhD, FARVO  
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Term: 2017 – 2022

 Stephen Pflugfelder

Cornea Trustee
Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Tex.
Term: 2016 – 2021 

 Irene Gottlob Eye Movements/Strabismus/Amblyopia/Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustee
Irene Gottlob, MD, FARVO
University of Leicester
Leicester, U.K.
Term: 2016 - 2021
 Melinda Duncan Lens Trustee
Melinda K. Duncan, PhD, FARVO
University of Delaware
Newark, Del.
Term: 2016 - 2021
Dan Stamer Board Physiology/Pharmacology Trustee
W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO
Duke University
Durham, N.C.
Term: 2015 – 2020
 Jennifer Kang-Mieler small

Retina Trustee
Jennifer J. Kang Mieler, PhD, FARVO
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Ill.
Term: 2015 – 2020

Maureen McCall
Visual Neuroscience (VN) Section Trustee
Maureen A. McCall, PhD, FARVO
University of Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
Term: 2017 - 2022
 Ex Officio Members:
Mark Petrash ARVO Foundation Board of Governors Chair
J. Mark Petrash, PhD, FARVO
Section: Lens
University of Colorado, School of Medicine
Aurora, Colo.
 Philip Ruzycki-MIT

At-large Members-in-Training Trustee
Philip Ruzycki
Section: Retina
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Term: 2016 – 2017

Iris 2017   Executive Director
Iris M. Rush, CAE
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Rockville, Md.


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