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President

Gregory L. Skuta, MDGregory L. Skuta, MD

Dr. Skuta served on the Academy's Board of Trustees as Senior Secretary for Clinical Education from 2007 to 2012 before becoming President in 2014. He also served on the Committee of Secretaries for 12 years, first as Secretary for Ophthalmic Knowledge and then as Senior Secretary. He currently serves or has served on many Academy committees, including the Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Awards Committee, EyeNet editorial board, Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) Committee, and Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Task Force. He is past chair of the Self-Assessment Committee and has been an editor for the Academy's ProVision print and CD-ROM educational products.

A native of Illinois, he received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois College of Medicine respectively. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he was chief resident, and a glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Dr. Skuta served on the faculty at the University of Michigan's W. K. Kellogg Eye Center from 1987 to 1992. Currently, he is the president and CEO of the Dean McGee Eye Institute and the Edward L. Gaylord professor and chair of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine's department of ophthalmology in Oklahoma City. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Skuta has contributed to more than 100 publications, book chapters, and educational products and has a particular research and clinical interest in wound healing and its modulation in glaucoma filtering surgery as well as glaucoma clinical trials. He is a past president of the American Glaucoma Society (2005 to 2006) and a past director/senior examiner (2001 to 2008) for the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). Dr. Skuta was chair of the ABO's Written Examinations Committee and served on its Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Examiners Committee, and Maintenance of Certification Committee. He also was an ABO representative to the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is a past member (2004 to 2007) of the Board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association.  Dr. Skuta has served as a principal investigator for the National Eye Institute-sponsored Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study and Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study. In addition, he was a member of the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee for the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study.

He is a past chair of the American Glaucoma Society's Program Committee and past president  of the American Eye Study Club. Dr. Skuta is a current member of the editorial board for the Journal of Glaucoma and an active member of the Glaucoma Research Society. He has delivered lectures and presentations at more than 200 meetings throughout the United States and also in South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and South Africa.

Among Dr. Skuta's honors and awards are Phi Beta Kappa, president of the University of Illinois Varsity Men's Glee Club, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Resident Teaching Award from the University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology, and the Academy's Honor Award and Senior Achievement Award. He appears in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World, The Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly's Top Doctors, America's Top Ophthalmologists (Consumers' Research Council of America), and Oklahoma Super Doctors.

He and his wife Anne, who is a nurse and director of clinical operations and education for the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, have three children, Jon (Director of Finance for the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department), Cate (a physical therapy student at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center), and Matt (an undergraduate student at the University of Oklahoma - Norman). They reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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