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, six pairs from the participating subspecialty societies representing Cornea, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Oncology & Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, and Uveitis, three representatives each for Surgical Retina and Medical 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

Jennifer E. Thorne, MD, PHD Chair
Elmer Y Tu, MD, Vice Chair 
Kelly Muir, MD, Chair Review Committee
Sophie Deng, MD, PHD, Vice Chair Review Committee


Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery
Sophie Deng, MD*
Wuqaas Munir, MD

Ahmed Aref, MD
Kelly Muir, MD*

Medical Retina
Jaclyn Kovach, MD
Deeba Husain, MD*
Rukhsana Mirza, MD

Neuro Ophthalmology
Michael Lee, MD
Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD*

Oculoplastic Surgery
Cat Nguyen Burkat, MD*
Reza Vagefi, MD

Michelle Bloomer, MD*
Jill Wells, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Alex Levin, MD*
Phoebe Lenhart, MD

Lisa Olmos De Koo, MD, MBA
Sunir Garg, MD*
Christina Weng, MBA, MD

John Gonzales, MD
Amit Reddy, MD

*Review Committee


Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology

Nicholas J Volpe, MD
Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA
Jacque Duncan, MD
Christina Prescott, MD, PhD


No current advisors


Craig Carey - Manager

Tara Capizano - Coordinator