The Ophthalmologist magazine has named four John A. Moran Eye Center leaders in care and research to its 2023 Power List of the 100 most influential people in ophthalmology worldwide.
Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, director of the Alan S. Crandall Center for Glaucoma Innovation, ranked at No. 4 on the Power List. Ahmed is recognized as one of the world’s top surgeons for complex eye conditions and is renowned for his groundbreaking research in the surgical treatment of diseases, including glaucoma and surgical complications. Known as the father of micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), Ahmed splits his time between his practices in Canada and the Moran Eye Center.
A panel of 15 judges ranks the first 20 members on the Power List in order of impact within the field; the rest appear alphabetically.
Also ranked from the Moran Eye Center:
- Randall J Olson, MD. Olson chairs the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and serves as Moran’s CEO. He has won many of the field’s top awards for research and surgical innovations that have improved cataract surgery for millions of patients. He has developed innovative new models to speed drug development in academia and leads 500 employees and 17 research labs and centers at Moran.
- Liliana Werner, MD, PhD. Werner is recognized as a foremost authority on intraocular lens technology. She co-directs the Moran-based Intermountain Ocular Research Center, a non-profit that performs scientific research on artificial intraocular lenses used to replace the eye’s natural lens. Companies worldwide use Werner’s expertise to vet new products and to investigate lens-related complications.
- Nick Mamalis, MD. Mamalis is a renowned clinician-scientist who co-directs the Intermountain Ocular Research Center and directs Moran’s Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory. Mamalis is a past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and has helped hospitals around the country protect patients from a sight-threatening inflammatory syndrome known as TASS.
"It's truly an honor to be acknowledged on this prestigious list," says Olson. "It’s noteworthy that although the Moran Eye Center is not one of the country’s largest programs, among U.S. institutions we have the third highest number of faculty on the 2023 Power List. I couldn’t be more proud."
Marking the 10th anniversary of its Power List in 2023, The Ophthalmologist has created two new lists celebrating ophthalmology influencers worldwide. The magazine will debut its Power List Hall of Fame and a Power List Rising Stars issues later this year.
"It’s noteworthy that although the Moran Eye Center is not one of the country’s largest programs, among U.S. institutions we have the third highest number of faculty on the 2023 Power List. I couldn’t be more proud."