Scientific & Medical Advisory Board (SMAB)


The SMAB is composed of scientists nominated from each member organisations’ scientific & medical advisory boards.

Its purpose is to

  • help national research efforts to produce the best possible results through the exchange of information and co-operation
  • inform and advise Retina International and national Retina International member societies in medical and research matters

SMAB Members


  • Prof. Eberhart Zrenner
    University Eye Hospital, Tübingen
  • Prof. Joe G. Hollyfield
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA


  • Prof. Gerald J. Chader
    Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA


  • Australia
    Prof. Erica Fletcher
    University of Melbourne, Parkville Victoria
    Dr. Michael Kalloniatis
    University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Belgium
    Prof. Leroy Bart

    Prof. Karin Dehan
  • Brazil
    Dr. Juliana Maria Sallum
    Sao Paulo
    Dr. Rosane Resende
    Rio de Janeiro
  • Canada
    Dr. Elise Heon
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
    Dr. Robert S. Molday
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • China
    Prof. Xia Xiaoping
    Zhongshan University, Guangzhou
  • Denmark
    Dr. Thomas Rosenberg
    National Eye Clinic for Visually Impaired, Hellerup
  • Finland
    Dr. Eeva-Marja Sankila
    Helsinki University Eye Hospital, Helsinki
    Prof. Hannu Uusitalo
    Tampere University
  • France
    Dr. Josseline Kaplan
    Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris
    Prof. Jean-Louis Dufier
    Hôpital Necker – Enfants Malades, Paris
  • Germany
    Prof. Andreas Gal
    Institut für Humangenetik, Hamburg
    Prof. Eberhart Zrenner
    Universitätsaugenklinik Tübingen
  • Greece
    Ass. Prof. Miltiadis K. Tsilibaris
    University of Crete, Crete
    Dr. Kamakari Smaragda
    University of Athens, Athens
  • Hong Kong
    MD Stephen T.S. Lam
    Clinical Genetics Service, Dept. of Health, Kowloon
    Prof. She-ping Yip
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon
  • Iceland
    Prof. Einar Stefansson

    Depart. of Ophthalmology National Hospital Rykjavik, University of Iceland
    Prof. Kristinn P. Magnusson
    University of Iceland
  • India
    Dr. S. Natarajan
    Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Aashirwad, Mumbai
  • Ireland
    Prof. Peter Humphries

    Trinity College, Wellcome Ocular Genetics Unit, Dublin
    Mr. David Keegan
    Consultant Ophthalmologist Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin
  • Italy
    Prof. Francesca Simonelli
    Universitâ Federico II, Napoli
    Prof. Sandro Banfi
    Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Napoli
  • Japan
    MD,PhD Shuichi Yamamoto
    Chiba University School of medecine, Chiba
    Dr. Akira Murakami
    Jyuntendo University School of Medecine, Tokyo
  • Lithuania
    Ph. D. Julia Vidute Archiuliene
    Laboratory of Visual Rehabilitation, Kaunas Medical Academy
    Prof. Vaidutis Kucinskas
    Vilnius University Hospital, Vilnius
  • Netherlands
    Dr. Caroline Klaver
    Afd. Oogheelkunde, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
    Dr. Arthur A.B. Bergen
    The Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute, Amsterdam
  • New Zealand
    Assoc. Prof Andrea Vincent
  • Norway
    MD, PhD. Cecilie Bredrup
    Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen
    Ragnheidur Bragadóttir
    Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo
  • Pakistan
    Dr. Bashir Ahmed Chohan
    Chohan Eye Hospital, Islamabad
    Dr. M. Mazhar Qayyum
    Mazhar Eye Hospital, Saddar, Rawalpindi Islamabad
  • Portugal
    Prof. Eduardo Silva
  • South Africa
    Dr. Linda Visser
    Natal Medical School, University of Natal, Congella
    Prof. Raj Ramesar
    UCT Medical School, Cape Town
  • Spain
    Prof. Nicolas Cuenca Navarro
    Dr. Isabel Pinilla Lozano
  • Sweden
    Prof. Sten Andréasson
    University Hospital of Lund, Lund
    Prof. Fredrik Ghosh
    University of Lund, Lund
  • Switzerland
    Prof. Charlotte E. Remé
    Lab of Retinal Cell Biology, University of Zürich
    Prof. Francis Munier
    Clinique ophthalmique universitaire, Lausanne
  • United Kingdom
    Prof. Susie Downes
    University of Oxford
    Prof. Carmel Toomes
    University of Leeds
  • USA
    MD. Alan M. Laties
    University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia
    Dr. Stephen M. Rose
    The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Owings Mills

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