Scientific Advisory Board

C. Stephen Foster, MD

C. Stephen Foster, MD, is Founder and Director of the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute (MERSI), and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Foster is Founder and President of the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. In 1980 he created the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and in 1984 founded the Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Fellowship Training Program. He is the author of over 500 publications, has won numerous awards and has been repeatedly listed in America’s Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Foster holds a BS degree in Chemistry from Duke University and a MD from the Duke University School of Medicine.

Jean-Marie Parel, PhD

Jean-Marie Parel, PhD, is Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Ophthalmic Biophysics Center at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He also holds an appointment to the Henri and Flore Lesieur Chair in Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Parel’s research interests include developing novel polymers, laser systems, devices for advanced ophthalmic diagnostics and therapy, and the study of optical and mechanical properties of ocular tissues. He is a Board member of Adventus Technology, an Honorary Faculty of Université de Liège School of Medicine (Belgium), and an Honorary Faculty of Université de Paris. Dr. Parel holds a PhD from the Université de Paris.

Michael Raizman, MD

Michael Raizman, MD, is a specialist in laser vision correction and treatment of the cornea with Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. He is also an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine where he has directed the Corneal Fellowship Training Program. Dr. Raizman has also served on the full-time faculty of Harvard Medical School. He is on the editorial board of the Archives of Ophthalmology and Therapeutic Updat es in Ophthalmology, and is author of over 60 medical articles. Dr. Raizman holds a MD from the University of Michigan Medical School.