Louis R. PASQUALE (USA)

Louis R. Pasquale, MD is Professor of Ophthalmology and Distinguished Scholar in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. In addition to co-directing Harvard’s Glaucoma Center of Excellence, he directs the Glaucoma Service, Glaucoma Fellowship Program and the Teleretinal Program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Pasquale is a member of the PLOS One, Journal of Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review and American Journal of Ophthalmology editorial boards. He currently serves as chair of the American Glaucoma Society Research Committee and is a member of the National Institute of Health’s National Advisory Eye Council. He is a Gold Fellow of ARVO and a member of the American Ophthalmological Society and the Glaucoma Research Society. He has given numerous named lectures and keynote presentations throughout the world.

Dr. Pasquale is an NIH Principal Investigator with continuous support since 2006. His research, which leverages the rich resources available in the Nurses Health Study, Health Professional Follow-up Study and the Women’s Genome Health Study, focuses on the discovery of primary prevention strategies in the open-angle glaucomas. His work has highlighted environmental risk factors for exfoliation syndrome and the role nitric oxide signaling plays in the pathogenesis of primary open angle glaucoma.