Chair of Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Robert N. Weinreb, M.D. is the Chair and Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego as well as Director of the Shiley Eye Institute and the Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center. He also holds the Morris Gleich MD Chair of Glaucoma and is appointed as Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering. Dr. Weinreb graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Weinreb is a clinician, a surgeon and a scientist. He oversees all clinical activities at the Shiley Eye Institute and within the Department of Ophthalmology. As the Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, Dr. Weinreb also oversees a world-renowned team of scientists and staff dedicated to glaucoma. Dr. Weinreb’s clinical and research interests include glaucoma surgery, optic neuropathy and aging of the eye, imaging of the optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer, mechanisms of optic nerve damage in glaucoma, neuroprotection of glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Weinreb has trained more than 170 post-doctoral Fellows in Glaucoma, including 24 department Chairs and many others who hold distinguished academic positions in the United States and throughout the world. His h-impact factor in July 2023 was 145, the highest in world Glaucoma. He also has been cited for several consecutive years by Expertscape as the #1 expert in world glaucoma. Dr. Weinreb is an elected member of the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society.