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COS Officers and Directors

The Chicago Ophthalmological Society is managed by its officers, directors and the two most recent past-presidents which together serve as the society's governing body.  In addition, the annual meeting and quarterly conference program chairs are part of the board.  Finally, a salaried executive director handles all of the day-to-day functions of the Society and carries out the initiatives of the Council.  Officers serve one-year terms, while the Councillors serve staggered 3-year terms.  Program chairs are appointed by the president.

2023 - 2024 Terms

130th President

Nicholas J. Volpe, MD
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
Chicago, IL

 Thomas R. Mizen, MD practices Ophthalmology in Chicago
Vice President

Thomas Mizen, MD
Thomas Mizen & Associates
Rush University
Chicago, IL


Vivek Chaturvedi, MD
Illinois Retina Associates, SC
Harvey, IL


Asim Farooq, MD
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Councilor - A
Quraish Ghadiali, MD
Retina Consultants, Ltd.
Chicago, IL
Councilor - B

Meenakshi Chaku, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, I

Councilor - C
R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MBA
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Young Ophthalmologist Committee Chair 
Liza Cohen, MD
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

Past-president - B

Jennifer I. Lim, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Past-president - A
David Yoo, MD
Loyola University Medical Center Ophthalmology Dept.
Maywood, IL

Quarterly Meeting Chair (2023-2024) 
Manjot Gill, MD
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Annual Meeting Co-chair (2024-2025)

Rukhsana Mirza, MD
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Executive Director

Richard H. Paul
Vernon Hills, IL
Last Updated on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 07:03 PM