Stephen J. Ryan, M.D.
Dr. Stephen J. Ryan is the founding President of the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR). Dr. Ryan is Home Secretary of the Institute of Medicine of The National Academy of Sciences. He is the President of the Doheny Eye Institute, which is an affiliate of the University of Southern California.
After his medical school and residency training at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Ryan served on the faculty there as Assistant and Associate Professor at the Wilmer Institute.
Dr. Ryan served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Southern California, as Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs of USC.
An internationally recognized expert in the field of retinal diseases and ocular trauma, Dr. Ryan has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions in support of the National Institutes of Health and the National Eye Institute.
Dr. Ryan is a member of numerous ophthalmologic organizations and has served as President of a number of them. As a Board member of the International Council of Ophthalmology, Dr. Ryan has organized and chaired the Scientific Program Committee for the last three World Ophthalmology Congresses.
Dr. Ryan serves on the Boards of Allergan, Inc., the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the W. M. Keck Foundation. He is the author or editor of 9 books, more than 270 articles in the scientific peer-reviewed literature, has delivered more than 30 named lectures, and has received 20 prestigious medals and awards.