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Deputy Editor in Chief

The deputy editor in chief provides support to the editor in chief on editorial decision-making, and is responsible for editorial-decisions when the editor in chief is unavailable or has declared a conflict of interest. 

Donald J. Egan, OD, FAAO

Dr. Egan is a Professor and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville, the Leading University of Central Appalachia in Pikeville, Kentucky. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and also completed a Post-Doctoral Residency in Clinical Optometry at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science after which he continued as a member of their faculty.  Subsequently, Dr. Egan joined the faculty in St. Louis of the newly established School of Optometry at the University of Missouri as well as the St Louis University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology.  While a tenured faculty member at UM-St. Louis, he also served as a voting member of the FDA’s Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health.  Dr. Egan continued his passion for teaching as a hospital-based optometrist at the Geisinger Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology before relocating to another new College of Optometry at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California before moving to Kentucky. Dr. Egan’s scholarly activity additionally includes, invited lectures, scientific posters, article reviews and numerous publications in referred journals. His main interests are optometric education with an emphasis in contact lenses.

Editorial Board

The editorial board is the journal's primary source of peer reviewers and members occasionally provide assistance to the editor in chief.  The editor in chief welcomes applications from suitable candidates to join the editorial board.  Further information on the editorial board is available here.

Rain G. Bosworth, PhD
Project Scientist, Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA

Chi-Chao Chan, MD
Chief, Section of Immunopathology, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Robert E. Cone, PhD
Emeritus Professor, Immunology, University of Connecticut Health Centre, Farmingtom, Connecticut, USA

Nigel G. F. Cooper, PhD
Professor, Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Richard D. Dix, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology, Viral Immunology Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, Adjunct Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Kristina Irsch, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Krieger Children's Eye Center, Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Stephen C. Kaufman, PhD, MD
Professor and Lyon Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology, Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA

Stuart A. Lipton, PhD, MD
Professor and Scientific Director, Sanford-Burnham Center for Neuroscience, Aging, and Stem Cell Research, Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Scripps Research Institute, and University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA

Daniel E. Maidana, MD
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

David L. Nelson, PhD
Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Noorjahan Panjwani, PhD
Professor and Director of Opthalmic Research, Opthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Arjun Saha, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Duke Translational Medicine Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Sindhu Saraswathy, PhD
Research Scientist, Department of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA

Mansoor Sarfarazi, PhD
Professor of Human Molecular Genetics, Head of Molecular Ophthalmic Genetics Laborotory, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, USA

Ronald H. Silverman, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmic Science, Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA

Jie (Jessica) Sun, PhD, MD, MPH
Senior Research Associate, Department of Opthalmology, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Zong Zhong Tong, PhD
Scientist, Navigen Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Terri L. Young, MD, MBA
Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, and Medicine, Duke University Medical Centre, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina USA

Kang Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Human Genetics, University of California at San Diego School of Medicine and VASDHS, Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM), La Jolla, California, USA

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