The Stein Eye Institute at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA announces the appointment of Anne L. Coleman, M.D., Ph.D., as Chair and Executive Medical Director of the Department of Ophthalmology in the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM), and Director of the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and Affiliation Chair of the Doheny Eye Institute, effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Coleman will assume these roles as Dr. Barty Mondino steps down after nearly three decades in that capacity.
Dr. Coleman is the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology in the DGSOM as well as Professor of Epidemiology in the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health. She is Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs for the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Coleman received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, completed her residency training at the University of Illinois in Chicago and finished her fellowship training in glaucoma at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from UCLA and is a graduate of the Anderson School of Management Executive Program in Management.
Dr. Coleman is an accomplished researcher, focused on the diagnosis, treatment, risk factors, gene-environment interactions, and societal impact of glaucoma, cataracts, myopia, and age-related macular degeneration. Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Coleman pioneered the use of the Ahmed glaucoma valve—the world's leading glaucoma drainage device. She has more than 240 peer-reviewed publications and has received over 20 million dollars in federal/private funding over the course of her career.
Dr. Coleman has a passion for patient care, particularly for those who traditionally are underserved by mainstream medical systems. As Director of the Stein Eye Institute Center for Community Outreach and Policy, Dr. Coleman has overseen outreach efforts to screen and treat over 180,000 underserved residents of Southern California. She has also served as Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and been involved with the recruitment of over 40 faculty members to the UCLA department of ophthalmology and the UCLA Stein Eye/Doheny Eye Institute.
Dr. Anne Coleman Replaces Retiring Distinguished Professor, Director of the Stein Eye Institute, and Chairman of UCLA Ophthalmology, Dr. Bartly J. Mondino.
Dr. Coleman is also a national leader in Ophthalmology, having served as president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Chair of the National Eye Institute’s National Eye Health Educational Program, President of Women in Ophthalmology, and member of the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel among other positions. Currently, she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel for Research to Prevent Blindness, President of the Council for the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS), and current Associate Editor of Glaucoma for the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
For her accomplishments, Dr. Coleman has received many awards including the AAO Life Achievement Award and Secretariat Award and being elected to the National Academy of Medicine.