Anne 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, completed her fellowship training in glaucoma at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and received a PhD in epidemiology from UCLA. Dr. Coleman's research is focused on the diagnosis, treatment, genetic-environment interactions 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. With contributions to numerous studies and peer-reviewed journal articles and other publications, Dr. Coleman continues to serve as an investigator for a number of ongoing studies and clinical trials.
Dr. Coleman is also actively involved in national outreach programs in ophthalmology, as the chair of a 14-member committee of eye health experts overseeing National Eye Health Educational Program's education programs. She is a former president of Women in Ophthalmology. She is currently a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Ophthalmic Devices Panel, the American Ophthalmological Society Council and the board of trustees of Helen Keller International. Since 2003, she has served as executive editor of glaucoma for the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Coleman is the Fran and Ray Stark Professor of Ophthalmology in the 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 is vice-chair for academic affairs for the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the SEI Center for Community Outreach and Policy, overseeing both the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic and the UCLA Center for Eye Epidemiology.