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Gary Foulks MD

Job Title:
Executive Secretary General , IMCLC
Medical School:
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency Program:
Duke University Eye Center
Louisville, United States
International Medical Contact Lens Council, Treasurer

Dr. Foulks is The Arthur and Virginia Keeney Professor of Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is Director of the Cornea and External Disease Service at this institution. He is also Assistant Dean for Clinical Trial Research at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His AB degree in biochemistry from Columbia College in the City of New York in 1966 was followed by an MD degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1970. He served a surgical internship at the University Hospital of San Diego County with the University of California at San Diego. Two years in the US Public Health Service preceded his ophthalmology residency training at Duke University. A fellowship in cornea at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a research fellowship at the Eye Research Institute of the Retina Foundation at Harvard Medical School occupied two years before his return in 1978 to the faculty at Duke University Eye Center where he was Director of the Cornea Service and Medical Director of the Contact Lens Service for seventeen years. He left Duke to assume the chairmanship of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh in 1996 and served as Chairman for five years after which he moved to Louisville as the Arthur and Virginia Keeney Professor of Ophthalmology.

Dr Foulks is immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation and has been a member of that board for eight years. A Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology he has received Honor and Senior Honor awards from that society. Dr. Foulks has authored more than a one hundred ten publications regarding his research in a wide variety of ophthalmologic areas including corneal graft rejection, dry eye, ocular surface disease, and contact lenses. He is past president of the Castroviejo Cornea Society and the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists. Dr Foulks presently is Editor-in-Chief of The Ocular Surface and is on the editorial boards of Cornea and the Eye and Contact Lenses. He has delivered the Morton Grant Lecture, the Whitney Sampson Lecture, the Claes H Dohlman Lecture and received the Castroviejo Medal in 2005.

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