Scientific Advisory Board of KERANOVA

Christophe Baudouin

Born in 1961, Christophe Baudouin is professor of Ophthalmology since 1995, at University Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines, after achieving his MD in Nice in 1989 and a PhD in Paris in 1992. Since 2000, he is also chairman of the department of Ophthalmology III in Quinze-Vingts National Ophthalmology Hospital, Paris. Since 2008 he is the Director of an INSERM-labelled research group, located in Vision Institute, a top line research center dedicated to Ophthalmology. He is currently the Editor-in-chief of the French Journal of Ophthalmology, Honorary director of the Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology (Beijing, China), past General Secretary of the French Society of Ophthalmology, vice-president of the French Glaucoma Society, and active member of several international societies, including the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society and Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, member of the board of the International Council of Ophthalmology. He was awarded silver fellow of ARVO in 2011 and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2015. He has published more than 400 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has developed extensive research in new surgical techniques, ocular surface inflammation, biomarkers, imaging technologies or side effects of anti-glaucoma medications and preservatives.

Ralph Chu

Y. Ralph Chu, M.D., is recognized as an international leader in cataract and refractive surgery. He is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist whose practice focuses on refractive, cataract, and corneal surgery.
As a prominent global lecturer and surgeon, Dr. Chu is a leading authority on modern technological advances in cataract and refractive surgery. He has authored several textbook chapters, writes articles for industry journals and publications, and serves on numerous editorial boards. Dr. Chu is the current vice president and incoming president of the Ophthalmic Outpatient Surgery Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, along with 21 other professional memberships.
Dr. Chu received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed an internship at Evanston Hospital and an ophthalmology residency at Duke University Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Chu then completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease, refractive, cataract and lens implant surgery and glaucoma in Minneapolis. He holds professorships at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Utah, Moran Eye Clinic.

Arthur Cummings

Dr Arthur Cummings is medical director of the Wellington Eye Clinic in Dublin and an internationally recognised cataract and refractive surgeon. He is associate chief medical editor of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Europe and a reviewer for many ophthalmic journals including JRS and JCRS. He is immediate past-President of AECOS Europe and serves on the Practice Development Committee of the ESCRS. Dr Cummings has authored more than 100 articles in peer reviewed and trade journals and co-written 2 books and more than 10 chapters in this field. He has presented more than 350 lectures and 50 courses at international conferences. As a recent graduate of the Physician CEO program at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA, he is dedicated to his patients and to helping bring the benefits of cataract and refractive surgery to more people, hence his interest in working with industry to achieve these goals.

Damien Gatinel

Damien Gatinel, MD, PhD, has been the head of the Anterior and Refractive Surgery Department of the Rothschild Foundation, Paris, since 2007. His research is mainly focused on IOL optical design, mathematical modelling of laser refractive surgical procedures, astigmatism correction, and the detection of subclinical keratoconus. He owns several patents, including the first diffractive trifocal IOL design (e.g. FineVision IOL). Dr Gatinel is a board member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) and of the Research Committee of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS). He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He has received 20 international awards, published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited three books.

Dominique Monnet

Dominique Monnet, MD, PhD, is Professor of Ophthalmology at University Paris Descartes since 2011, and is head of the brand new operating “open space” recently created in Cochin Hospital in Paris, among the Ophthalmology department directed by Prof. Brézin, one of the most important ophthalmology department in France, and one of the most modern ophthalmic surgery facilities in the world.
Dominique Monnet received his medical degree in 2001 from Lariboisière Medical University, Paris, and completed a Research Fellowship in ocular inflammatory diseases, in University California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2003. He also was entitled to supervise Research, and got his PhD in 2009. Dominique Monnet was recently involved in a french National research protocol on Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery.

Mark Packer

Mark Packer is internationally recognized as a leader in ophthalmology, the author of original research establishing innovative techniques and groundbreaking technologies. He is widely sought by industry for his medical, clinical and regulatory expertise. Dr. Packer has served as Principal Investigator or Medical Monitor in over sixty clinical trial protocols leading to US FDA clearances and approvals. His peer-¬reviewed publications include “Evaluation of the Aspheric Tecnis Multifocal Intraocular Lens” in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, “Effect of Intraoperative Aberrometry on the Rate of Postoperative Enhancement” in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and “Aspheric Intraocular Lens Selection Based on Corneal Wavefront” in the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He has edited textbooks on cataract and refractive lens surgery, written hundreds of book chapters and medical articles, served as editor for the annual “Cataract and IOL” issue of Current Opinion in Ophthalmology and served on the Editorial Board of Journal of Refractive Surgery. He served as Chairman of the Cataract Clinical Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery from 2009 – 2012. Elected to membership in the prestigious International Intraocular Implant Club in 2005, Dr. Packer has delivered hundreds of presentations at scientific meetings around the world and demonstrated cataract surgery before a live audience at conferences throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Pavel Stodulka
Czech Republic

Dr. Pavel Stodulka, Ph.D., FEBOS-CR is a chief surgeon and CEO of Gemini Eye Clinics in the Czech Republic and Vienna.
He is a high volume surgeon dedicated to innovations. He started quite a few surgeries as the first in his country – he was the first to perform lasik (1994), femtolasik (2006), MICS (2001) and femtocataract (2012).
The first in the world who implanted presbyopic diffractive phakic IOL (2014) and he is a co-inventor of new laser for capsulotomy called CapsuLaser. He performed the world first CapsuLaser capsulotomy (2015) and received the 1st price in innovative category for his video about CapsuLaser at ESCRS meeting in Copenhagen in 2016. The first surgeon who has implanted hydrophobic version of trifocal FineVision IOL in 2016.
He also happened to return vision by Boston KPRO artificial cornea to several patients who used to be blind for many years with the longest cured blindness as long as 53 years. He performed surgery on the former president of Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus. Dr. Stodulka has made over 700 presentations worldwide.