Subspecialty Liaisons

The American Board of Ophthalmology is committed to continuously enriching the value of certification for practicing ophthalmologists. To that end, we cultivate strong relationships with various subspecialty societies within the profession by identifying liaisons to serve as intermediaries between their respective organizations and the ABO. Liaisons typically serve in this capacity for 2-4 years. Diplomates selected as liaisons must be in active clinical practice, participate in the Continuing Certification program, and have the time and commitment to:

  • Report annually to the ABO on subspecialty organization priorities and activities, highlighting requests for the ABO and potential areas for collaboration;
  • Assist the ABO in communicating with the organization’s leadership and membership, and identify promising individuals to serve on various ABO committees and other activities; and,
  • Participate in ABO initiatives, such as contributing to the ABO’s Quarterly Questions program by identifying “must-read” subspecialty articles from recent peer-reviewed literature.
2024 ABO Subspecialty Liaisons 
Rutar Ng Li Vinod
Tina Rutar, MD
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
John Ng, MD
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
Jennifer Li, MD
Cornea Society
Kate Vinod, MD
American Glaucoma Society (AGS)
Shakoor Sohn Gottlieb Liaisons
Akbar Shakoor, MD
American Uveitis Society (AUS)
Elliott Sohn, MD
Macula Society
Justin Gottlieb, MD
American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
Madhura Tamhankar, MD
North-American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)
Wilson Hatch VanTassel Winges
Matt Wilson, MD
American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists (AAOOP)
Kathryn Hatch, MD
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
Sarah Van Tassel, MD
American Academy of Ophthalmology Young Ophthalmologists (YO)
Kimberly Winges, MD
Women in Ophthalmology (WIO)