Biographies

Marc F. Lieberman, M.D.

Project Founder and Director of Rural Eye Programs

"Dr. Marc" founded the Project in 1995 to bring contemporary advances in ophthalmology to the people of Tibet. His medical training was at John Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Wilmer Eye Institue, with specialty training glaucoma at University of California San Francisco. In private practive as a glaucoma specialist in the San Francisco Bay area, he serves as Director of Glaucoma Services at California Pacific Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at University of California San Francisco. He is the author of three textbooks and over 30 scientific articles on glaucoma. In 2001, his work was recognized by the International Association for Prevention of Blindness at their Beijing Congress.  In 2003, he received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in recognition of the Tibet Vision Project.

Melvyn D. Bert, M.D., F.A.C.S

Director of the Lhasa Training Program

"Dr.Yogi" assisted in the earliest founding of the Project, and has worked and taught in Tibet on multiple occasions since 1995. His medical training was at State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In private practice as a comprehensive ophthalmologist in San Francisco, he has servered as Chief of Ophthalmology at Marshal Hale Memorial Hospital, and is active in resident training as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at University of California San Francisco.

Other Collaborators

We wish to also acknowledge the invaluable assistance throughout the years of Philippe Dufourg, M.D.; Sabriye Tenberken; Paul Kronenberg; David Heiden, M.D; Robert H. Ewing, M.D.; Benjamin Bert, M.D.; Michael M. Lieberman, J.D.; Sosia Bert; Patricia A. Simko, Ph.D.; Francis Howland, R.N.; and Catherine G. Metzger.