Category: Interviews

Leadership Lessons with Jeannette Bankes: Authentic, Vulnerable and Self-Reflective – Being A Unicorn

Jeannette Bankes is President and GM Global Surgical Franchise of Alcon. She joins us to share her leadership lessons. Thanks to Bindu Manne, OWL Board member, for conducting the interview. Bindu Manne:  After hearing several accolades, I was pleased to meet you for the first time in Hawaii. I walked away thinking, she’s a unicorn… Read More


Doctors, Industry and COVID-19: Caring and Collaboration 3

On May 12th, 2020, OWL hosted the third virtual program in our Doctors, Industry and COVID-19 webinar series. If you’re interested in learning more about how practices are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, as well as some inspiration on how industry and ophthalmologists can work together on solutions to get us through these challenging times,… Read More


Doctors, Industry and COVID-19: Caring and Collaboration 2

On May 5th, 2020, OWL hosted another virtual program in our Doctors, Industry and COVID-19 webinar series – bringing together clinicians to share how practices are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, as well as some inspiration on how ophthalmologists and industry can work together on solutions to get us through these challenging times. Watch our… Read More


Doctors, Industry and COVID-19: Caring and Collaboration

On April 7th, 2020, OWL hosted a Virtual Program, bringing together clinicians to share how COVID-19 and the recent AAO directive is impacting their patients, practices and personal lives.  And what industry needs to know!   If you’re interested to learn how practices are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, as well as some inspiration on… Read More


An OWL Interview with Tracy Kenniff

  What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today (in Ophthalmology or in general?) When thinking about the biggest challenges a CEO or Administrator of an Ophthalmology practice faces today, the first thing that comes to mind is Consolidation.  This is the hot topic on all levels; small single physician independent practices struggling with the… Read More


OWL Interview with Dr. Constance Okeke

Why did you decide to join OWL? Dr. Okeke:  If you’re in ophthalmology, it’s great to meet other ophthalmologists and clinicians, but it’s also great to meet non-HCPs, whether it’s those in the media world, research, industry, or another division – all whose work relates to eye care. I joined the OWL Development Committee because… Read More


The Art of Networking | An Interview with Craig Simak, Co-founder of OIS

What drives innovation in addition to great science?


OWL Interview with Kim Bartels, VP of Operations at Vance Thompson Vision

I have had the opportunity to meet fantastic professionals through this organization and I look forward to OWL events.


An Interview with Eric Major

Outlet: Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL): Advancing Diversity in Leadership – Blog Interviewer: OWL Publication Date: March 2019   OWL | What led you to joining OWL? Eric:  I am one of the newer members of OWL, having joined this past summer.  Our firm is an investment bank focused exclusively in healthcare services transaction advisory, and… Read More


Interview with Al Waterhouse

Outlet: Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL): Advancing Diversity in Leadership – Blog Interviewer: OWL Publication Date: February 2019   1 | What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today (in Ophthalmology or in general)? Despite the quantum leaps in technology, despite the ever-changing regulatory requirements, despite major shifts in the geopolitical environment, and despite the volatility of… Read More