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Paul Chan M.D. 
Executive Board Member

R.V. Paul Chan, MD is Professor and Head of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of  Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is the Co-Director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship and serves as Director of the Pediatric Retina and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Service. His clinical practice

focuses on vitreoretinal surgery, with an expertise in pediatric retinal disease.

Dr. Chan is committed to global health initiatives with a focus on both surgical training and education for the diagnosis and management of adult and pediatric retinal disease. Dr. Chan’s primary research interests focus on utilizing new technology and imaging techniques to better evaluate and manage pediatric retinal disease. He receives grant funding from the NIH as well as a number of charitable foundations. Dr. Chan has led efforts to develop tele-education programs aimed at addressing the growing global burden of ROP and has established clinical, teaching, and research collaborations in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Dr. Chan also serves as a consultant for both Orbis International and Helen Keller International (HKI), and sits on the

Board of Trustees for HKI.

Dr. Chan is Executive Editor of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Global Ophthalmology (GO) Guide, is an assistant editor for the journal, Retina, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases, Retina Today, New Retina MD, and


Ocular Surgery News. He serves on the Global ONE Advisory Board and the Ethics Committee for the AAO. He is also on the Executive Committee for the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO). Dr. Chan has won numerous awards including a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, the Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship, the Paul Kayser International Fellowship, the Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award

(XOVA), the American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award, the Achievement Award and two Secretariat Awards by the AAO.

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