Board of Managers

The AUPO FCC Board of Managers is responsible for managing the business and affairs of the AUPO FCC.

The Board of Managers consists of a chair and vice chair, seven pairs from the participating subspecialty societies representing Cornea, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Oncology & Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, and Uveitis, three representatives total for Surgical Retina, which represents three different societies, and four representatives from the AUPO.

The Board of Managers establishes a “Review Committee” to evaluate fellowship programs that are up for review The Review Committee consists of one Subspecialty Manager from each participating subspecialty and the Chair and Vice Chair of the Company. The Review Committee elects a Chair and Vice Chair of the Review Committee.

Board of Managers Officers

Michael W. Belin, MD, Chair
Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, Vice Chair 
Andrew G. Lee, MD, Treasurer
Nisha Acharya, MD, Secretary
Jennifer E. Thorne, MD, Chair Review Committee
Elmer Y. Tu, MD, Vice Chair Review Committee


Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery
Sophie Deng, MD
Elmer Y. Tu, MD*

Steven J. Gedde, MD
Dale K. Heuer, MD*

Neuro Ophthalmology
Andrew G. Lee, MD*
Prem Subramanian, MD

Michelle Bloomer, MD
David J. Wilson, MD*

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Daniel J. Karr, MD*
Alex Levin, MD

Justin L. Gottlieb, MD
Tarek S. Hassan, MD*
G. Baker Hubbard, MD

Nisha Acharya, MD
Jennifer E. Thorne, MD*

*Review Committee


Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
Keith Carter, MD
Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA
Donald Budenz, MD, MPH
Laura L. Wayman, MD


Stuart L. Fine, MD - Retina - AUPO - Founding Co-Chair and Senior Advisor
Steven E. Rubin MD - Consultant


Kathleen Mitchell - AUPO FCC Manager