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Management Team

Jeffrey S. Heier, M.D. 

Chief Scientific Officer

Jeffrey S. Heier, MD, is and will continue to serve as the Director of the Vitreoretinal Service and Director of Retina Research at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston (OCB), one of the largest multi-specialty ophthalmology practices in the United States. Dr. Heier served as Co-President & Medical Director of OCB from 2016-2020. Dr. Heier is the Immediate Past President of the Retina Society and served as a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Retina Specialists from 2016 to February 2024. He is the Past President of the New England Ophthalmological Society and a member of the Macula Society. Dr. Heier is one of the leading retinal clinical researchers in the country for new treatments in exudative and non-exudative macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, venous occlusive disease, vitreoretinal surgical techniques and instrumentation, and diagnostic imaging of the retina. He has served as one of the national or international lead investigators on numerous landmark clinical trial programs, including the Phase 3 trials of pegcetacoplan for advanced dry AMD, aflibercept and ranibizumab for neovascular AMD, and the dexamethasone implant for retinal venous occlusive disease. Dr. Heier serves as the chair of multiple scientific advisory boards and steering committees focusing on study design, outcomes analysis, and implementation of new agents into clinical practice. Dr. Heier has served as the Principal Investigator in more than 200 clinical trials. He lectures nationally and internationally, and has authored over 140 peer-reviewed works. Dr. Heier has received the Life Achievement Honor Award, The Secretariat Award, The Senior Achievement Award, and the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and The Presidential Honor Award, The Senior Honor Award, and the Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Heier was selected as a charter inductee of the Retina Hall of Fame in 2017. Dr. Heier received his medical degree from Boston University, completed an internship and residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, and a vitreoretinal fellowship at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston/Tufts School of Medicine. He served as a physician in a Combat Support Hospital in the Persian Gulf War, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.