Visiting Lecturer Series

Distinguished Visiting Lecturers

At the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI)/University of Oklahoma (OU) Department of Ophthalmology, we know the value of continual learning and the sharing of new ideas and best practices. That is why multiple times a year we bring leaders in the field of ophthalmology to DMEI to present to our residents, fellows, faculty, and the broader ophthalmic community in Oklahoma. These distinguished lecturers present not only to the entire group of physicians, but also spend several hours lecturing the residents in a more intimate format. In a rotating fashion, residents also participate in smaller social groups for dinner with visiting faculty. This series has brought in some of the most influential and well-known ophthalmologists in the country to share their expertise.

The distinguished visiting lecturer series includes the named Tullos O. Coston Lecture and the Walter J. Stark Memorial Lecture, plus three to five additional lectures endowed by the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma. Upcoming and recent distinguished lecturers are shown below. Click on the + to show details.


Tamara R. Fountain, MD

  • Professor, Rush University Medical Center
  • Topic: Oculoplastics

Hilda Capó, MD

  • John T. Flynn Professor of Ophthalmology
    Division Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
    University of Miami
    Miami, Florida
  • Topic: Strabismus After Non-Strabismus Ocular Surgery


Alice Lorch, MD, MPH, & Bethany-Rose Daubman, MD

  • Focus on Ethics, Professionalism, and Communication, Harvard University/MEEI/Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Topic: Breaking Bad News to Patients

Leon W. Herndon Jr., MD

  • Professor of Ophthalmology & Chief of Glaucoma Division, Duke Eye Center
  • Topic: Glaucoma

Tamara R. Fountain, MD

  • Professor, Rush University Medical Center
  • Topic: Oculoplastics


Janet L. Davis, MD

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Topic: Uveitis/Surgical Retina

Kamran M. Riaz, MD

  • Dean McGee Eye Institute
  • Topic: Resident Optics Review

Bennie Jeng, MD

  • University of Maryland
  • Topic: Cornea and External Disease

David W. Parke II, MD

  • CEO, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Thomas E. Johnson, MD

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami
  • Topic: Oculoplastics and Orbit

Ruth D. Williams, MD

  • Wheaton Eye Clinic
  • Topic: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Anthony C. Arnold, MD

  • Jules Stein Eye Institute/University of California at Los Angeles
  • Topic: Neuro-ophthalmology


Steven A. Newman, MD

  • University of Viginia
  • Topic: Neuro-ophthalmology

Constance E. West, MD

  • Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University
  • Topic: Optics Review

Linda Lawrence, MD

  • Salina, Kansas
  • Topic: Global Ophthalmology/Ophthalmic History/Epidemiology

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD

  • Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA
  • Topic: Glaucoma

Robert H. Rosa Jr., MD

  • Texas A&M Health Science Center/Scott and White Eye Institute
  • Topic: Pathology

George A. Williams, MD

  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Topic: Retina

Laura Wayman, MD

  • Vanderbilt University/Eye Institute
  • Topic: Cataract and Resident Education


C. Gail Summers, MD

  • University of Minnesota/Minnesota Lions Children’s Eye Clinic
  • Topic: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus – “Why Can’t My Baby See?”

Jeffrey A. Nerad, MD

  • Cincinnati Eye Institute
  • Topic: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Michael Chiang, MD

  • Oregon
  • Topic: Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics

James D. Brandt, MD

  • UC Davis Eye Center
  • Topic: “Informatics in the Glaucoma Clinic – How EMRs, Big Data, and Expert Systems Will Change How We Practice”

Keith D. Carter, MD

  • Lillian C. O’Brien and Dr. C.S. O’Brien Professor
  • Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Professor of Otolaryngology
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine/University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • President, Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
  • President-Elect, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Topic: “The Clinical and Surgical Challenges of Thyroid Eye Disease”

Ronald Krueger, MD

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Topic: Laser Vision Correction/Refractive Surgery


Douglas Rhee, MD

  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Topic: Glaucoma

Thomas Whittaker, JD, MD

  • University of Kansas
  • Topic: Neuro-ophthalmology/Medicolegal Considerations

May 9

Jeffrey Rutgard, MD, MS

  • Surgical Instructor, SEE International, Hawaiian Eye Foundation
  • Topic: International Humanitarian Service, MSICS Course and Wet Lab

Culver H. Boldt, MD

  • University of Iowa
  • Topic: Retina

James Chodosh, MD, MPH

  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard University
  • Topic: Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis


Glenn H. Strauss, MD

  • Chief Medical Office, Help Me See, New York NY
  • Topic: Global Ophthalmology

William J. Feuer, MS

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
  • Topic: Biostatistics