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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.

2022 - 2023 Terms

129th President

David Yoo, MD
Loyola University Medical Center Ophthalmology Dept.
Maywood, IL

Vice President

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

 Thomas R. Mizen, MD practices Ophthalmology in Chicago

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


Asim Farooq, MD
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

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

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

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 - A

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


Medical Director, St. Bernard Hospital
Chicago, IL

Quarterly Meeting Chair (2022-2023) 
Meenakshi Chaku, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

  Annual Meeting Co-chair (2022-2023)
Pooja Bhat, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

      Executive Director
Richard H. Paul
Vernon Hills, IL
Last Updated on Thursday, August 25, 2022 05:04 PM