Diana V. Do
The Power List 2021 – Power List
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Professor of Ophthalmology, Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
Why is it important to celebrate women in ophthalmology with the 2021 Power List?
I applaud The Ophthalmologist for recognizing the amazing leadership and skills women bring to the field of ophthalmology. Approximately half of US medical students are female, and up to 30 percent of ophthalmologists are women. Naturally, women have risen to leadership positions in academia, research, surgery, and clinical care. We should celebrate the amazing achievements of our female colleagues and friends.
What can be done to make the field more diverse?
Diversity is important for ophthalmology and medicine. By promoting diversity and inclusion, we are ensuring success for future generations of ophthalmologists and better care for our ethnically diverse patients. In addition, greater creativity and problem solving can be achieved with collaboration from a diverse team of professionals. Let’s work together to be inclusive.