Johnson & Johnson
The Power List 2017
Worldwide President, Surgical Johnson & Johnson Vision
What initiatives is Johnson & Johnson Vision involved in to support ophthalmologists in the early stages of their career?
Johnson & Johnson Vision is committed and dedicated to partnering with leading institutions around the world, in fact Johnson and Johnson is currently in over 100 teaching institutes globally. We will continue our best efforts in working with major residency programs to conduct research and development, explore advancement in technology, and manage information sharing programs – influencing those who continue to pursue the field.
What importance does Johnson & Johnson Vision place on working with early-stage career ophthalmologists?
Johnson & Johnson Vision has been an active member with the Millennial Eye Symposium, an organization focused on the development and mentorship for ophthalmologists under 40, for many years. We will continue to play a key part giving ophthalmologists exclusive access to special training programs with state-of-the-art equipment and connecting them to our unique network of professionals and KOLs with deep expertise.
What impact will tomorrow’s leaders have on the future of ophthalmology?
As the next generation of leaders comes forward, their impact will be similar to many of their predecessors and mentors. There is a substantial unmet need in eye health that needs to be addressed and I believe many of them will go on to drive innovation in technology and become pioneers of new surgical procedures – paving the path for future leaders. The stakes are high with 50% of the world’s population needing vision correction and only 10% are treated.
What characteristics make an ophthalmologist one of tomorrow’s leaders?
Intellectual curiosity for technology and a passion for exploring new ideas will be influential for any ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist must also bring with them drive and determination for better patient outcomes. Someone working in this challenging, but rewarding field must be committed to improving and restoring sight for people around the world. That determination to succeed will serve them well as their career develops into tomorrow’s leader.