Liliana Werner MD, PhD
Liliana Werner, MD, PhD is a Tenured Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, and Co-Director of the Intermountain Ocular Research Center, at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah. She has a MD/Ophthalmology degree from Brazil, and a PhD degree (Biomaterials) from France (Université Paris V, René Descartes). She is the 2003 Research to Prevent Blindness Olga Keith Wiess Scholar awardee, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS), member of the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club, member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the University of Utah, as well as member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Ophthalmic News & Education Network (O.N.E.), and chair of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). Dr. Werner’s research is centered on the interaction between ocular tissues and different intraocular lens designs, materials and surface modifications. These include intraocular lenses implanted after cataract surgery, and also phakic lenses for refractive surgery and ophthalmic implantable devices in general. She has authored more than 260 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on the subject, co-edited 3 books, and received numerous awards in international meetings for scientific presentations, videos and posters. She has also been a guest speaker in different international meetings in at least 20 countries, she is a consultant for different companies manufacturing IOLs and other ocular biodevices, as well as a consultant for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).