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Secretary for Quality of Care
coleman picAnne L. Coleman, MD, PhD

Dr. Coleman is currently a member of the Academy's Committee of Secretaries as secretary for quality of care. She has served on several Academy committees, including as trustee-at-large on the Board of Trustees, chair of the Glaucoma Panel for the Knowledge Base, chair of the EyeCare America Glaucoma subcommittee, former chair of the Interspecialty Education Committee, former member of the Health Policy Committee and the Task Force on Aging. She has received the Academy's Senior Achievement Award (2004) and Secretariat Award (2003, 2004).

Dr. Coleman received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where she earned membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. After a surgical internship there, she went to the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency training in ophthalmology, followed by fellowship training in glaucoma at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University. She received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1997, where she earned membership in the Delta Omega honor society.

Dr. Coleman’s research is focused on the diagnosis, treatment and societal impact of glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including the study of lifestyle limitations imposed on patients with these eye diseases. Ongoing research projects include participation as an investigator in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study; a population-based study of the prevalence of glaucoma and AMD in Thessaloniki, Greece; geographic variation in diagnostic procedures and clinical outcomes among patients with eye diseases in the Medicare population and the possible association between hip fractures from falls and impaired vision from glaucoma, cataracts and AMD. Dr. Coleman is currently principal investigator of a collaborative, multi-site study funded by the NEI on the incidence of AMD in elderly women.

With activities ranging from local to national and international organizations, Dr. Coleman has made numerous professional contributions. She is currently a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration Ophthalmic Devices Panel and she chairs the Glaucoma Subcommittee of the National Eye Health Education Program of the NIH. Since 2003, she has served as executive editor of glaucoma for the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Other professional activities include service as president of the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology in 2003, and current service as chair of the Nominating Committee of the American Glaucoma Society, and president of Women in Ophthalmology. She is the co-editor (with Dr. John Morrison) of the text Management of Cataracts and Glaucoma, published in 2004.

Dr. Coleman is a professor of ophthalmology in the Jules Stein Eye Institute of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as well as professor of epidemiology in the UCLA School of Public Health. She holds the Frances and Ray Stark Endowed Chair at UCLA and is director of the Jules Stein Eye Institute Mobile Eye Clinic.