Leadership

Chairman

Gregory L. Skuta, MD

Dr. Gregory L. Skuta is the president and chief executive officer of the Dean McGee Eye Institute and the Edward L. Gaylord Professor and Chair and Regents’ Professor of the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology.

A native of Illinois, he received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, respectively. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he was chief resident, and a glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Skuta also served on the faculty at the University of Michigan’s W. K. Kellogg Eye Center from 1987 to 1992. He joined the faculty at DMEI/OU in 1992 and became the organization’s third leader in 2009.

He served as president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in 2014. From 2007 to 2012, Skuta was the Academy’s senior secretary for Clinical Education. In 2006, Skuta completed a six-year term as secretary for Ophthalmic Knowledge for the AAO. In addition, he has received the AAO’s Achievement Award, Senior Achievement Award, and Life Achievement Honor Award.

Skuta is a past president of the American Glaucoma Society (2005-2006) and a past director/senior examiner (2001-2008) for the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). He served as chair of the Written Examinations Committee for the ABO and on its Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Examiners Committee, and Maintenance of Certification Committee.

Skuta has contributed to more than 115 publications, book chapters, and educational products. He has delivered lectures and presentations at more than 250 meetings throughout the United States and also in South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and South Africa.

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Gregory L. Skuta, MD
Gregory L. Skuta, MD – President/CEO, DMEI

Program Director

R. Michael Siatkowski, MD

Dr. R. Michael Siatkowski is the David W. Parke II, MD Professor, vice chair for Academic Affairs, and residency program director of the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) / University of Oklahoma (OU) Department of Ophthalmology. He is the first ophthalmologist in the history of the University of Oklahoma to hold a David Ross Boyd Professorship.

Siatkowski graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University with distinction and as a junior member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society. He completed residency training at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1991 and fellowship training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute / University of Miami in 1993. He is fellowship trained in both neuro-ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. He served on the faculty of the University of Miami from 1993 to 1999, at which time he relocated to the Dean McGee Eye Institute.

Siatkowski is a former president of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), and the Program Directors Council of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO). He is an emeritus director of the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), former president of the Christian Ophthalmology Society (COS), and past vice chair for the Ophthalmology Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Siatkowski has received eight different teaching awards throughout his career. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles, has had over three dozen extramural speaking invitations, and was the recipient of a Presidential Professorship from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.

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R. Michael Siatkowski, MD
R. Michael Siatkowski, MD – Physician, DMEI