NAEC Council Members posed outside building

National Advisory Eye Council members (from left to right) Thomas Glaser, Carol Mason, Jose-Manuel Alonso, Mary Ann Stepp, Katia Del Rio-Tsonis, Jane Gwiazda (ad hoc), Dennis Levi, NEI Deputy Director Santa Tumminia, Benjamin Teller, NEI Director Paul Sieving, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Russel VanGelder, Louis Pasquale, Sylvia Smith, and Eduardo Alfonso. 

Eduardo Alfonso, M.D. (2020)
Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Jose-Manuel Alonso, M.D., Ph.D. (2021)
The State University of New York College of Optometry

Katia Del Rio-Tsonis, Ph.D. (2022)
Department of Biology
Miami University

Thomas M. Glaser, M.D., Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy
University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, M.D. (2022)
Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Utah

Dennis M. Levi, O.D., Ph.D.  (2019)
Professor of Optometry and Vision Science
University of California, Berkeley

Carol A. Mason, Ph.D. (2020)
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Neuroscience, and Ophthalmic Science
Columbia University

Louis R. Pasquale, M.D. (2019)
Director, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Glaucoma Service and Ophthalmology Telemedicine
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Sylvia B. Smith, PhD, FARVO (2019)
Professor and Chair
Department of Cellular Biology/Anatomy
Medical College of Georgia

Mary Ann Stepp, Ph.D. (2021)
Departments of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology, and Ophthalmology
George Washington University Medical Center

Benjamin Teller, O.D. (2022)
Eye Rx
Chevy Chase, MD 

Russel VanGelder, M.D., Ph.D. (2020)
Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Washington

Ex Officio

Marco A. Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman Department of Ophthalmology
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Newark

NJ DoD Representative position is vacant

Note: Numbers in parentheses indicate the year the member's term ends.

Last updated: September 27, 2019