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Editorial introductions

Section Editor(s): Busbee, Brandon G.; Kitchens, John W.; Hsu, Jason; Garg, Sunir J.

Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: May 2016 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p v–vi
doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000264

Current Opinion in Ophthalmology was launched in 1990. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of Ophthalmology is divided into nine sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.

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Brandon G. Busbee

Dr Brandon G. Busbee received his undergraduate and Medical Doctorate at Wake Forest University, USA, graduating magna cum laude. Dr Busbee completed his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, USA, during which he was elected Co-Chief Resident. After his residency, Dr Busbee completed a two-year vitreoretinal fellowship at Tufts-New England Eye Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, USA, and held staff appointments and teaching responsibilities at Tufts- New England Eye Center, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School, USA.

In 2004, Dr Busbee moved to the Nashville area and joined Tennessee Retina (formerly Retina-Vitreous Associates). He was honored in 2005, with the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and graduated from the AAO Leadership Development Program in 2007. Dr Busbee has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. His recent writings and presentations have focused on the areas of age-related macular degeneration, anesthetic techniques, healthcare policy, endophthalmitis, diabetic eye disease, macular surgery and retinal detachment. Dr Busbee is a member of the AAO, American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), ARVO and Retina Society. He sits on the editorial boards of the journal Retina MD, the ASRS Retinal Image Bank and the ASRS Online. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology and serves as the Chairman of its Health Plans Relations Committee. He also serves on national health policy committees for both the ASRS and the AAO.

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John W. Kitchens

John W. Kitchens, MD, is a vitreoretinal surgeon with the Retina Associates of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Evansville, USA, and Doctor of Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine, USA. He completed his internship at Indiana University, followed by a residency at the University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology, USA. After the completion of his residency, Dr Kitchens undertook a vitreoretinal fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, USA, where he was also Chief Resident and an instructor.

Dr Kitchens practice focuses on medical and surgical diseases of the retina. His research interests include macular hole surgery, retinal detachment, ocular imaging, and ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. Currently, he is undertaking two studies; on lucentis for ocular histoplasmosis and another on the pharmacogenetics of AMD.

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Jason Hsu

Dr Jason Hsu graduated from Princeton University, USA, with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and a Certificate in Engineering Biology. He completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA. Following his ophthalmology residency at the University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute, he finished a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Wills Eye Institute, USA. Dr Hsu is currently a Managing Partner at Mid Atlantic Retina, USA, a faculty member of the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University, USA. He is board certified in ophthalmology and an active member of the Retina Society, American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on vitreoretinal diseases and has received the American Society of Retina Specialists Honor Award and Senior Honor Award. Dr Hsu has a special interest in clinical research and imaging technologies. He has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on several clinical trials pertaining to age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and vitreoretinal surgery.

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Sunir J. Garg

Dr Garg is board certified in ophthalmology and is currently Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, USA. Dr Garg is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is an active member of the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the American Uveitis Society. He is President of the Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmic Society and is Secretary of the Metro Philadelphia American College of Surgeons.

Dr Garg serves as Principal Investigator on several major national and international clinical trials, and has authored or co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, is the editor of several textbooks, and has authored numerous papers and book chapters.

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