The Who's Who in Ophthalmology was opened to the public today to provide an interactive, knowledge-sharing, and promotional platform to showcase leading ophthalmologists and leading practices.
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine and surgery that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders and there are more than 23,000 ophthalmologists in the United States and more than 210,000 worldwide.
“Professionals in the field of ophthalmology are often confused with optometrists and opticians so we’ve created a dedicated social network for ophthalmologists, their practices, and their affiliates,” stated Brian Christie, CEO of Brainsy. “The Who’s Who in Ophthalmology will feature leading personalities and practices and give them a unique set of tools to both share knowledge and highlight their credentials and thought leadership.”
Some of the leading ophthalmologists featured on the Who’s Who include:
Dimitri Azar MD, MBA Senior Director of Ophthalmic Innovations, Verily Life Sciences, Distinguished Prof. & BA Field Chair/ Ophthalmology; Former Dean of Medicine Univ. of Illinois; Senior Director Verily.
Julia Haller MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief of Wills Eye Hospital, where she holds the William Tasman, M.D. Endowed Chair.
Bonnie Henderson MD, Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, an Internationally-recognized expert in cataract and refractive surgery, specializing in complicated anterior segment surgery.
Carol L. Shields MD, Director of the Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital; Professor of Ophthalmology - Thomas Jefferson University; Consultant - Children’s Hospital
Prospective patients will have access to a public directory of providers but the site will not be for patient consultations or the discussion of specific conditions as the site is for general information only and does not replace a client-patient relationship formed through in-person consultations.
Individual medical doctors invited to the platform will be peer-nominated or selected based on certifications in the field. They will have access to interactive tools including the “InCall®” feature so they can get paid for one-on-one phone calls with peers or industry.
“The Who’s Who in Ophthalmology incorporates the best features that modern social media has to offer into one unified place for professionals in our field,” commented Julia A. Haller, MD Ophthalmo...more