Dr. Anthony Anderson, Ophthalmologists Association of America’s executive vice president, has been named interim president of the National Ophthalmology Association, the association announced Tuesday.
Anderson, a specialist in ophthalmic surgery, joins the group as president of its executive committee.
He will oversee the organization’s global leadership in the field of ophthalmoscopy and related services, as well as the development and delivery of new technologies for the treatment of ocular diseases.
“The National Ocular Medicine Association has made a historic decision to support Dr. Anderson as our interim president,” said NOMA CEO Steve Siegel in a statement.
“He has an impeccable track record of success, and his leadership will be vital to the success of our mission to educate and train a new generation of doctors in this rapidly changing field.”
Anderson joins a group of doctors that includes several prominent surgeons and other prominent physicians, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, U, and former New Jersey Gov.
Jennifer Granholm.NOMA has also tapped former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice, who served as a senior adviser to President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.
The organization is one of the few major medical associations in the country that does not accept corporate funding.
The American Academy of Ophthalmic Surgeons is the association’s largest medical association.
Anderson has served as an ophthalmo-pharmacist since 2013, and has served on the boards of the American Academy for Ophthalmusculoskeletal and Related Research, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, and the American Society for Rheumatology.
He also serves on the board of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.