David W. Parke II, MD
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Dr. Parke is CEO of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The Academy is the world’s largest ophthalmology organization with over 32,000 members and offices in San Francisco and Washington, DC. It is the principal source of educational materials and quality of care programs for ophthalmologists as well as the profession’s voice to physicians, the public, and Washington policy-makers. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Parke served for 17 years as president and chief executive officer of the Dean McGee Eye Institute and Edward L. Gaylord Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology in the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.