Jai G. Parekh, MD, MBA

Jai G. Parekh, MD, MBA (“DrJ”), is a board-certified, practicing anterior segment surgeon in the NJ/NY area. He serves as Vice-President, Global Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Office/Eye Care & Dermatology @ Allergan. In addition, he still runs & maintains a part-time boutique practice at EyeCare Consultants of NJ, a 45-year old comprehensive practice in NJ, as well as Chief of Cornea & Head of the Research Institute @ St. Joseph’s HealthCare System. He is founder of the Center for Ocular Surface Excellence of NJ. DrJ is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology @ the Icahn School of Medicine of Mt. Sinai & on the Cornea Service @ the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. He completed medical school @ the Boston University School of Medicine Early Acceptance Program & remained in Boston to fully train in Internal Medicine & Ophthalmology where he was Chief Resident for both. DrJ is on the Board of Directors for the Society of Academic Medicine & a co-founding member of the Vanguard Ophthalmic Society, CEDARS-ASPEN Group, & AECOS; he is on the Editorial Board for the new CollaborativeEYE! DrJ’s interests include the ocular surface, complex cataract surgery & innovation, drug delivery, practice management, integrated eyecare, business development, strategy, entrepreneurship, fund-raising & medical philanthropy; he earned an MBA at the Fuqua School of Business @ Duke University. He has served as consultant for several major healthcare companies, as well as CMO/EVP of 1-800-DOCTORS, COO/President of EyeTrans Technologies, & Chief Clinical Integration Officer/VP for OcuHub.