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Board of Directors



D. Wilkin "Will" Parke, MD

VitreoRetinal Surgery


John Chen, MD, PhD

Mayo Clinic


Timothy "Tim" Olsen, MD

Mayo Clinic


Nataliya Danylkova, MD, MBA

Mankato Clinic

Immediate Past President

Mary Lawrence, MD, MPH


AAO Councilor (Ex Officio)

Amanda "Amy" Maltry, MD

University of Minnesota


Anne Abel, MD

Hennepin County Medical Center

M Tariq Bhatti, MD

Mayo Clinic

Emily Birkholz, MD

Ophthalmology Associates of Mankato

Steven Grosser, MD

West Metro Ophthalmology

Stephen Kaufman, MD

University of Minnesota

Cheryl Khanna, MD

Mayo Clinic

James "Jim" Lawrence, MBA

AAO Public Trustee

Michael Lee, MD

University of Minnesota

Jill Melicher, MD

Minnesota Eye Consultants

Susan Relf, MD

Relf Eye Care Specialists

Gavin Roddy, MD

Mayo Clinic

Edwin "Ed" Ryan, MD

VitreoRetinal Surgery

Gary Schwartz, MD, MHA

University of Minnesota

Sasha Strul, MD

University of Minnesota

Scott Uttley, MD

St. Paul Eye Clinic

George "Chip" Wandling, MD

North Suburban Eye Specialists

Aaron Fairbanks, MD

Mayo Clinic (Resident Representative)

James Kohler, MD

University of Minnesota (Resident Representative)