Lama A. Al-Aswad, MD, MPH, is ophthalmologist with subspecialty in glaucoma and cataract with a strong interest in disease prevention and population health management. She is professor of ophthalmology at NYU Langone Health and the Vice Chair for Innovations and the Director of Teleophthalmology, Artificial Intelligence and Innovations and the Associate director of the glaucoma fellowship. Dr. Al-Aswad is a believer in prevention of blindness as evident from her large-scale glaucoma screening project in NYC where she screened more than 8500 individuals for glaucoma. In 2019, she piloted the first teleophthalmology kiosk for screening for the four leading causes of blindness. Dr. Al-Aswad has experience in building data capturing systems in addition to app development. She is currently working on validating artificial intelligence systems in glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy screening as a tool in blindness prevention.
Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO, is an Associate Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry and Chief of Staff of the Illinois Eye Institute. He is a graduate of State University of New York College of Optometry and completed a Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Chaglasian is charge of the Glaucoma Service at the Illinois Eye Institute, providing patient care while instructing residents and students. His clinical practice is directed exclusively to patients with glaucoma while co-managing surgical care with two glaucoma specialists. His research interests include normal tension glaucoma, automated perimetry and the clinical use of OCT imaging.
Jennifer Gould, MD, MS, FAAO, Dipl ABO, is an Associate Clinical Professor at SUNY College of Optometry and the Chief of Advanced Care Services for the University Eye Center. She earned both her Doctor of Optometry and Masters of Vision Science degrees from SUNY Optometry in 2013. She completed an ocular disease residency at East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center in 2014 Dr. Gould’s areas of interest include glaucoma, retina, and anterior and posterior segment disease. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society.
Danica Marrelli, OD, FAAO, Dipl AAO & ABO, is a Clinical Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry, where she is the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and director of the Medical Eye Service. After receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree at the UHCO, Dr. Marrelli completed a residency in hospital-based optometry at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. She is currently . In the classroom, Dr. Marrelli teaches ocular pharmacology, glaucoma and case-based learning courses. Dr. Marrelli is a diplomate in the ocular disease (glaucoma) section of the American Academy of Optometry and serves as the secretary of the Optometric Glaucoma Society.
I. Paul Singh, MD, is the President of The Eye Centers of Racine & Kenosha, Ltd., founded in 1981 by his father, Dr. Kanwar A. Singh. He was a chief resident and completed his residency at Cook County Hospital – Division of Ophthalmology, and his internship at Michael Reese Hospital – Department of Medicine, both in Chicago, Illinois. He maintains a full-time research facility and is currently is involved in industry sponsored and independent research in glaucoma, cataract, ocular surface disease, and retina. He has a strong passion for new technology. He was the first surgeon in Wisconsin to perform many of the minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS), such as the iStent, Cypass, Hydrus, and Kahook Dual Blade goniotomy.
Shalini Sood-Mendiratta, MD, is a Glaucoma specialist at Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She trained at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency and completed her fellowship training at Emory Eye Center. Dr. Sood has been practicing for more than thirteen years and in addition to her clinical practice, she is involved with resident and fellowship education and training. Dr. Sood is excited about the surgical advancements being made in the field of glaucoma. She currently performs cataract surgeries including laser-assist and premium lenses, glaucoma lasers and surgeries, including a variety of MIGS procedures, trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage implants.