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.
Brandon G. Busbee
Dr Brandon G. Busbee received his undergraduate and Medical Doctorate at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA, graduating magna cum laude. Dr Busbee completed his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, USA, during which he was elected Co-Chief Resident. After 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 has previously served at the AAO, American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), ARVO and Retina Society. He has contributed on the editorial boards of the journal Retina MD, the ASRS Retinal Image Bank and the ASRS Online.
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, Indiana, 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 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, USA. After 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.
Dr Jason Hsu is Co-Director of Retina Research at the Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital, a partner at Mid Atlantic Retina, and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. After graduating from Princeton University with a BSE in Electrical Engineering, Dr Hsu earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute followed by his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Wills Eye Institute.
Dr Hsu has a special interest in clinical retina research and has received funding from Wills Eye Innovation Grants and the J. Arch McNamara Memorial Research Fund. He has authored over 90 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr Hsu serves as section editor for Current Opinion in Ophthalmology and Retina Times. He is an associate editor for Retinal Cases & Brief Reports and currently serves on committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Retina Society. Dr Hsu has received the American Society of Retina Specialists Honor Award and Senior Honor Award as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award.
Sunir J. Garg
Dr Sunir J. Garg, MD, is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, and is a partner with Mid Atlantic Retina. He is co-director of the Retina Research Unit at Wills Eye Hospital. He has published over 100 papers and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He is ophthalmology editor for the Merck Manual, Retina Committee Chair for the American Academy of Ophthalmology ONE Network, an official clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is Editor-in-Chief of Retina Times, an official publication of the American Society of Retina Specialists.