Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD is the Fran and Ray Stark Professor of Ophthalmology in the Stein Eye Institute as well as a Professor of Epidemiology in the UCLA School of Public Health. Dr. Coleman received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, completed her fellowship training in glaucoma at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and received a PhD in Epidemiology from UCLA. Dr. Coleman's research is focused on the diagnosis, treatment, genetic-environment interactions, and societal impact of glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including the study of lifestyle limitations imposed on patients with these eye diseases.
Dr. Coleman is actively involved in national outreach programs in ophthalmology. A few notable involvements include serving as the Chair of a 14-member committee of eye health experts overseeing National Eye Health Educational Program’s education programs, and serving as a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Ophthalmic Devices Panel. She is a former at-large member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Board of Trustees, president of Women in Ophthalmology, and recipient of the Academy's Senior Achievement Award and Secretariat Award and is a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Ophthalmic Devices Panel. Since 2003, she has served as Executive Editor of Glaucoma for the American Journal of Ophthalmology. In 2020, she was elected as the President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an organization of more than 30,000 ophthalmologists.
Rene Galvan is our longest serving ophthalmic assistant, having been here for over 20 years.