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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!LEARN MORE
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Chief Operations Officer, Ocular Therapeutix
Patricia Kitchen brings nearly 25 years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical experience, including roles managing global operations and manufacturing relating to complex product development, technology transfer, supply chain management, and process-scale up and validation. Prior to joining Ocular, Patricia held a number of senior management positions at Mundipharma, including Global Director of Technical Operations (ex-U.S.) where she was responsible for leading the transformation of manufacturing operations, supply chain, technical services, and other technical development teams across Mundipharma’s global markets and manufacturing suppliers. Prior to her work at Mundipharma, Patricia occupied executive roles in operations and manufacturing at Teva Pharmaceuticals and Actavis, Inc. (formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals).
Patricia was an adjunct Professor in Biotechnology and currently participates on several FDA Development Taskforces focused on Patient Drug Development, Biotechnology Development, and Transdermal Product Development. She holds degrees from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
VP & Chief Medical Officer, Eye Care Allergan Plc
Jai G. Parekh, MD, MBA is a board-certified anterior segment surgeon in the NJ/NY area. Jai Parekh was recruited in 2015 to join Allergan plc in the capacity of Vice-President, Eye Care and Global Head/Medical Affairs and headed up Dermatology Global Head/Medical Affairs. Currently, Jai Parekh is the Chief Medical Officer of Allergan Eye Care. In addition, he still maintains a part-time boutique practice, focusing on cornea, cataract and glaucoma at the newly named EyeCare Consultants of NJ, a 45-year old comprehensive ophthalmology practice in Northern NJ, as well as Chief of Cornea & External Diseases & Medical Director of the Research Institute at St. Joseph’s HealthCare System. He is founder of the Center for Ocular Surface Excellence of New Jersey (COSE-NJ). Dr. Parekh is also an active Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine of Mt. Sinai, NY, and on the Cornea Service at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai where he did his fellowship.
He completed medical school at the Boston University School of Medicine Early Acceptance Program and remained in Boston to fully train in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology where he was Chief Resident in both specialties.