The Power List 2016
Chairman and Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Director of the Shiley Eye Institute, and Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, California
As a clinician, surgeon and scientist, Robert Weinreb maintains diverse medical and research interests. He oversees all clinical activities at the Shiley Eye Institute and within the Department of Ophthalmology. As the Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, a state-of-the-art laboratory and clinical research facility, Weinreb oversees a team of scientists and staff dedicated to glaucoma research and treatment. His principal research interests include glaucoma surgery, optic neuropathy, ocular senescence, and optic disk imaging – Weinreb is a pioneer of retinal tomography (and of many more retinal imaging modalities too). He is also a prolific educator; many of his (more than 100) postdoctoral fellows in glaucoma have gone on to hold department chairs and other distinguished academic positions in the United States and throughout the world.