Robert N. Weinreb, the Chairman and Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology, Morris Gleich Chair, Director of the Shiley Eye Institute, and the Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center at the University of California, San Diego. He also is Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering. A graduate of the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Weinreb is a clinician, a surgeon and a scientist. He has been named to every edition of Best Doctors in America since its inception, and patients from throughout the world seek his medical and surgical expertise. Dr. Weinreb also is a prolific researcher and teacher. He has authored more than 1600 scientific publications. His current research interests include aging and the eye, all aspects of glaucoma, neuroprotection of the optic nerve and retina, and the translation of stem cell biology and genetics to eliminate blindness. Dr. Weinreb has served as President of some of the most respected organizations within the profession including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2002-2003), the World Glaucoma Association (2004-2006), the American Glaucoma Society (2007-2009), the American Glaucoma Society Foundation and the Pan American Glaucoma Society (2013-15). Dr. Weinreb also is Chair of the Global Glaucoma Consensus Initiative of the World Glaucoma Association. He has trained more than 150 post-doctoral Fellows in Glaucoma, many of whom hold distinguished academic positions throughout the world.