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Steve Charles

The Power List 2020 – Power List

Steve Charles, CEO and Founder, Charles Retina Institute, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee, TN, USA

 If you had three wishes, what would they be? 

World peace, equality for women, no more domestic violence

What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?  

Study cell biology not just electrical, mechanical, electrical and optical engineering

What was the most serendipitous OR funniest moment of your career?  

Operating in China with shirt cut off my back because it was so hot in the OR

What was the most unexpected turn your career took? 

Living in Memphis

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