It is my pleasure to announce exciting changes to our editorial board. In an effort to continually evolve in covering ophthalmology, I met recently with the editorial team of OSN to make some significant changes to the board.
I’m proud to announce the following appointments: Elizabeth Yeu, MD, Section Editor, Cornea/External Disease; Andrew G. Lee, MD, Section Editor, Neurosciences; John P. Berdahl, MD, Section Editor, Refractive Surgery; Wendy W. Lee, MD, Section Editor, Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Surgery; and, Allison Weber Shuren, MS, JD, Section Editor, Regulatory/Legislative.
I believe that the new group of section editors, along with John A. Hovanesian, MD; Thomas W. Samuelson, MD; Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD; Uday Devgan, MD; and William B. Trattler, MD, will all continue to help us innovate and guide the publication to even greater heights in print as well as on Healio.com/OSN.
I would like to personally thank our outgoing section editors, David Hardten, MD; Mark Levine, MD; Barrett Katz, MD; Daniel S. Durrie, MD, and Alan E. Reider, JD, for their numerous and important contributions made over the years. They have helped lead and shape the publication and online presence as we continue to grow and innovate editorially. Their leadership has been instrumental in growing OSN into the publication and strong brand it is today.
Please see a brief bio of each of our new section editors and why I believe they will make great contributions to the publication.
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Chief Medical Editor
Elizabeth Yeu, MD, earned her Doctorate of Medicine in 2003 through an accelerated program at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She had an ophthalmology residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she acted as chief resident. She completed a fellowship in cornea, anterior segment and refractive surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Yeu served as an assistant professor in the college’s Department of Ophthalmology. She currently practices at Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk, Virginia. Yeu also serves as an assistant professor in ophthalmology residency education at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Andrew G. Lee, MD, is a professor in the departments of ophthalmology, neurology and neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a neuro-ophthalmologist and chairman of the department of ophthalmology, Blanton Eye Institute, at Houston Methodist Hospital. He is also an adjunct professor of ophthalmology at the University of Iowa. Lee came to Houston Methodist Hospital after serving on the faculty at both the University of Iowa, Baylor College of Medicine and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He was an Alpha Omega Alpha Graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Lee did his ophthalmology residency at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He did a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, and was a Fight for Sight (Herbert Tenzer Memorial) post-doctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Neuropathology.
Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Wendy W. Lee, MD, is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. She treats a broad spectrum of oculoplastic disorders, including the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers of the eyelids, trauma involving the eyelids and orbit, eyelid malpositions, tearing disorders, and orbital tumors, infection and inflammation. In addition, Lee has become a leading innovator and lecturer on facial aesthetics procedures, including surgery to correct drooping upper eyelids; blepharoplasty, brow and forehead lifts, and enhancements such as Botox, dermal fillers and photorejuvenation. Lee also performs laser skin resurfacing, a technique to rejuvenate the face, neck and hands by reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles, sunspots, and acne scars. She is also trained and certified to perform the Contour Thread technique, a self-anchoring thread technology that uses barbed sutures to lift the brows, midface, jowls and neck in a minimally invasive way. In addition to her clinical practice, Lee is devising novel techniques to reconstruct eyelids and is continually searching for successful ways to replace eyelid tissue while also restoring function, anatomy and aesthetics in the case of large cancer resections or severe trauma.
In addition to refractive surgery, John P. Berdahl, MD, specializes in advanced cataract, cornea and glaucoma surgery. He earned his medical doctorate, graduating with honors from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, and finished his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Duke University where his published work, research, teaching and care of patients brought him many honors including best resident and national recognition as first place winner of the Resident Writers Award. Berdahl pursued additional advanced surgical training at Minnesota Eye Consultants. As a fellow he received the Claes Dohlman Award from Harvard University, which recognizes outstanding fellows training in the area of cornea, refractive surgery and external diseases.
Allison Weber Shuren, MS, JD, a partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, covers regulatory, compliance, enforcement, and legislative matters. She regularly interacts with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A primary focus of Shuren’s practice is compliance with health regulatory requirements, especially health care fraud and abuse laws. She counsels on complex referral arrangements as well as sales and marketing programs, including discounts and rebates, represents clients in government investigations and qui tam actions involving False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and health care fraud allegations. She also contributes regularly to our Health Care and Regulatory and Legislative Update with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP for OSN as well as across all Healio.com medical specialties.