The CGS Meeting Planning Committee is excited to announce that Dr. Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO is he 2019 International Keynote Speaker.


Dr. Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO


Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO, is Site Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens. In addition, he serves as the Vice Chair of Translational Ophthalmology Research for the Mount Sinai Health System.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Pasquale joined the Mount Sinai Health System after a 25-year career at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. There, he rose to the rank of Professor of Ophthalmology and Distinguished Scholar in Ophthalmology. In addition, he co-directed the Glaucoma Center of Excellence and directed the Glaucoma Service, the Glaucoma Fellowship Program, and the Teleretinal Program.

Dr. Pasquale has garnered international recognition for his research achievements and has given numerous named lectures and keynote presentations throughout the world. As a Principal Investigator, he has received continuous support from the National Institutes of Health since 2006. His research takes advantage of the rich resources available in the Nurses Health Study, the Health Professional Follow-up Study, and the Women’s Genome Health Study to focus on the discovery of primary prevention strategies in open-angle glaucomas. His work has highlighted environmental risk factors for exfoliation syndrome, the most common form of secondary open-angle glaucoma, and the role nitric oxide signaling plays in the pathogenesis of primary open-angle glaucoma. He has also contributed to resolving the complex genetic architecture of primary open-angle glaucoma.

Dr. Pasquale is a member of the editorial boards of PLOS One, Journal of Glaucoma, Ophthalmology Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He serves as Chair of the American Glaucoma Society Research Committee and is a member of the National Institutes of Health’s National Advisory Eye Council. He is the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Glaucoma Section Trustee and a Gold Fellow of ARVO.  Additionally, he is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society and the Glaucoma Research Society.

Dr. Pasquale earned his medical degree at the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine internship at Bronx Municipal Hospital, an ophthalmology residency at Temple University Hospital, and a two-year fellowship in glaucoma at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 

Detailed program to be released Fall 2018.......