David Parke II, MD
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Dr. Parke is CEO of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Parke served as president and CEO of the Dean McGee Eye Institute and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma. He was president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2008. His professional interests have focused on retina, biomedical organizational leadership, and on health policy. Dr. Parke is also currently President of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and on the Boards of FIGmd and the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company. Other past medical leadership positions have included president of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology and director of the American Board of Ophthalmology.