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Rarely will you find a value as great as an OWL membership! By becoming a member you establish yourself as committed to "Advancing Diversity in Leadership" and in standing as a leader for today's world. You'll also be affiliated with the best and brightest in Ophthalmology. Take a look here at some of our Champion members!



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Owl Awards

The OWL Awards are given annually at OWL's Signature Event during AAO.  The finalists are distinguished and respected - always an impressive group!

Nominations for the OWL Awards open in the Summer.  A Nominations Committee selects the finalists and then OWL members cast their votes in the Fall.

Contact Us for information on nominating a colleague as a ‘Rising Star’, ‘Catalyst’ or ‘Visionary’ in Ophthalmology.


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OWL Fellows Virtual Connect
6.4.20 | 12p
More 2020 Events Coming Soon...

Featured Champion Members

Zaiba Malik, M.D.

Medical Director - Medpace, Physician/CEO - EyeMD, LLC, Assistant Professor - Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Zaiba Malik M.D. is a board- certified Ophthalmologist, practicing in the Dayton area. In additional to clinical practice, she is a Medical Director at Medpace, a global CRO, providing full service clinical development to biopharmaceutical and medical device companies.

She has been serving as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Surgery Department at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine since 2008. She participates in the global health education advisory, the scholarship in medicine, and the medical school admissions committees. She is passionate about global health and conducts yearly health camps mostly partnering with NGOs to provide cataract surgery to economically underserved areas. She is on faculty at University of Dayton teaching global health and senior capstone courses for the pre medicine department.

She has lectured nationally and internationally on sustainable global health, professional development, and leadership.

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Arthur Chan, PhD, MBA

Lead Medical Director, Eye Care - US Clinical Development and Medical Affairs Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Arthur is the lead medical director at Novartis’ eye care division, developing and leading the company’s anterior segment medical affairs strategy and team. His expertise in and love for ophthalmology, his strong collaborations and working relationships with physicians, and his experience with medical strategy and field medical leadership makes him a natural fit for the role. Arthur has been a mentor to ophthalmologists and optometrists who have transitioned from clinical practice to industry, and has guided many medical science liaisons and medical directors in their careers. He is a strong believer in and advocate for diversity from building teams to advisory boards. Arthur has been a WIN mentor at his company and served on the board of several non-profit organizations.

Prior to his current position, Arthur was the head of field medical capabilities, leading field medical training across all of Novartis’ franchises and transforming how medical science liaisons learn by introducing adult education principles and innovative technologies. Arthur was the North America Head of MSLs, building and leading Alcon’s first MSL team which supported the company’s entire line of products ranging from intraocular lenses to cataract surgery equipment. His career highlight was representing Alcon/Novartis in Cambodia on a truly life-changing SEE international medical mission trip where he had the opportunity to assist with pediatric ophthalmology procedures.

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