At-Large Candidate: Shahzad Mian, MD

Shahzad Mian, MD

Medical Director, Eversight

Candidate Bio

Dr. Mian is a Professor in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at University of Michigan/Kellogg Eye Center and holds the Terry J. Bergstrom Collegiate Professorship for Resident Education.  His practice is focused in cornea and refractive surgery and research interests include corneal transplantation techniques, ocular graft versus host disease, and eye banking.  He is the Vice Chair for Clinical Sciences and Learning and has been director of the residency training program since 2004.  In 2003 and 2012, he received the Bergstrom Faculty Teaching Award presented by ophthalmology residents.  He received the Straatsma award for resident education in 2017.  He serves on the Residency Review Committee for Ophthalmology, Accreditation Board for the Eye Bank Association of America, as the senior medical director of Eversight Michigan Eye bank, and is the past-president of the Program Director’s Council of the Association of University Professor in Ophthalmology.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cornea Society and Eversight Eye Bank.

Candidate Statement

I strongly believe in the mission of eye banking in restoring vision by delivering the gift of sight.  I have had the privilege of serving as a medical director of an eye bank for nearly 17 years ago. I currently serve as the senior medical director, on the Board of Directors and as chair of the Medical Advisory Committee.  These roles have given me the opportunity to help in development and implementation of policies and procedures to help enhance our mission to restore sight not only in the United States but also globally.  As a member of the board, I would seek to strengthen the values of the EBAA with respect to promoting tissue quality including continued efforts to reduce risk of transmission of infections, support collaboration amongst the membership while we address the challenges associated with evolving practice patterns in corneal transplantation and need for innovation in delivery of care.  I also would seek to increase our efforts in global partnerships to provide patients access to care.  Given the challenges in eye banking, I believe the EBAA is the ideal way forward to provide the vision and strength that we need to honor the gift of sight.

Prior Service
  • Member, Accreditation Board (2010-current)
  • Co-Vice Chair, Accreditation Board (2014-2016)
  • Co-Chair, Accreditation Board (2016-2018)
  • Chair, Medical Advisory Board, Policy and Positions Review Committee (2014-2016)
  • Member, Medical Advisory Board, Policy and Positions Review Committee (2018-present)
  • Member representative, Board of Directors (2014-2016)
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