Ophthalmology and Vision Seminars

The Vanderbilt Eye Institute is proud to support several seminar series in which top clinician-scientists and research scientists from institutions around the world present their latest studies and results. Guest speakers enjoy one-one-meetings with our faculty and informal discussions with our doctoral and post-doctoral fellows. Vision seminars and visiting professorships at Vanderbilt take many forms, ranging from clinical science to translational research that bridges findings from the laboratory with clinical applications to fundamental studies of vision. For more information, please contact David Calkins, Ph.D.



Distinguished Lecture Series 






Wednesday, September 27th 12:00 CST Webinar- CLICK HERE to register for Teams link
José-Alain Sahel, MD 
Distinguished Professor and Chairman, 
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
The Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair, Director of the UPMC Eye Center;
Professor of Ophthalmology, Sorbonne University, Paris, France;
Founding Director, Institut de la Vision (Sorbonne University, Inserm, CNRS), Paris, France

December 5th, in person, 12-1pm
Sheila West, PhD, PharmD
Vice Chair for Research, Wilmer Eye Institute,
El-Maghraby Professor of Preventative Ophthalmology,
The Johns Hopkins Hospital





January 8th-9th, in person
Michael F. Chiang, MD
Director of the National Eye Institute


March 4th, in person
Edward Pugh, Jr., PhD
Professor of Physiology & Membrane Biology, and Cell Biology & Human Anatomy, 
University of California Davis


March 19th, Virtual, 12-1pm
Emily Chew, MD
Senior Investigator and Director of the Division of Epidemiology
and Clinical Applications 
Chief of the Clinical Trials Branch

The Annual Sternberg, Sr. Lectureship Series

April 8, 2019
Paul Lee, M.D., J.D.
F. Bruce Fralick Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director, W. K. Kellogg Eye Center
University of Michigan

April 9, 2018
Alexander J. Brucker, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Retina & Vitreous Service
Vice-Chair, Scheie Eye Institute
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Vision Research Seminar Series

April 11, 2018
David Berson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Brown University