Roy S. Chuck, MD, PhD

Chairman & Cofounder

Dr. Roy S. Chuck is Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Einstein and Montefiore Health System. Dr. Chuck is a prominent stem cell and dry eye researcher and one of the youngest ophthalmology chairs in the country. He is a cornea specialist with expertise in the field of laser techniques, including LASIK surgery. His expertise includes corneal replacement and stem cell surgery. A basic scientist as well as a clinical researcher, Dr. Chuck has helped develop a unique model of dry eye using Botox that allows for testing of preclinical therapies. He has served as principal investigator on five FDA studies of vision correction, authored more than 125 peer-reviewed papers and 10 book chapters, and holds seven United States patents. Dr. Chuck also serves on the editorial boards of several publications, including the Journal of Refractive Surgery and Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Dr. Chuck is also professor of genetics at Einstein and the Paul Henkind Chair in Ophthalmology at Montefiore. Prior to his appointment at Einstein, Dr. Chuck served as director of refractive surgery and professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. A renowned refractive surgeon, he has run one of the largest LASIK surgery practices in Maryland. Dr. Chuck has served on the faculties of ophthalmology and engineering at Washington University, University of Southern California, and University of California. He was also on the faculty at the Southern California School of Optometry.

Dr. Chuck earned his MD and PhD degrees from Columbia University.

Dr. Chuck is a TECLens cofounder.