Latest Insights to Reopening Your Practice

June 16, 2020

6:00 PDT /  9:00 EDT



We received great interest in our recent panel discussion on reopening practices. The current situation changes daily, therefore it’s imperative to stay up-to-date with the latest news and insights.

For our second panel discussion on this important topic, please join moderator, Kendall Donaldson, M.D., and and a new panel of diverse speakers for a for a live panel discussion on Tuesday, June 16th at 6:00 PDT.

They will share their latest insights and advice for reopening practices as COVID-19 restrictions continue to lift. You will be able to submit your questions during the registration process and our panel will answer them live during the session.

Topics will include:

  • Lessons learned from colleagues who have already reopened
  • Safety protocols for their patients and staff
  • Managing their caseloads and surgery backlog
  • Tissue supply and demand


Kendall Donaldson MD

Kendall Donaldson, M.D.

Kendall E. Donaldson, M.D., M.S., Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and cornea specialist at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute completed her residency training and cornea/external disease fellowship at Bascom Palmer in 2004. During her ophthalmology training, she also pursued a certificate program in Management through the Wharton School for Business preparing her to become the Medical Director of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the Plantation satellite upon its opening in November of 2004. In addition to caring for her patients, Dr. Donaldson has also enjoyed working with the residents and fellows and became co-director of the cornea fellowship in 2013. She travels to give over a hundred lectures annually on a local, national and international levels on cataract surgery and corneal disease. She has authored a variety of peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She has also organized, moderated, and lectured at many local and national meetings and served on several AAO and ASCRS committees.


Brian Alder MD

Brian Alder, M.D.

Brian Alder, M.D., is a fellowship-trained cornea, external disease, and refractive eye surgeon. He received his medical degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where he interned then advanced to Chief Resident during residency. Dr. Alder did his corneal fellowship training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/the University of Miami.

Dr. Alder is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.


Yassine Daoud MD

Yassine J. Daoud, M.D.

Yassine J. Daoud, M.D., is an associate professor of ophthalmology at The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. He is a cornea specialist specializing in complex and complicated cataract and cornea surgeries and performs many kinds of keratoplasties.

Dr. Daoud is a highly published author and editor in multiple leading ophthalmology journals. He routinely lectures nationally and internationally. Dr Daoud is the chair of the Wilmer Eye Institute's Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery Committee. He currently leads a group of researchers to improve ocular health and incorporate evolving technologies to improve ocular surgery outcomes.

Ravi Patel MD

Ravi Patel, M.D., M.B.A.

Ravi Patel, M.D., M.B.A., is board certified in ophthalmology and is currently an attending surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and a Cornea/Refractive Specialist with Atlantic Eye Physicians in Long Branch, New Jersey. He is committed to providing the highest level of specialty eye care by offering the latest technology and most innovative surgical techniques to his patients. Dr. Patel also regularly participates in educational activities of trainees and peers in his community, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Patel received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, graduating magna cum laude. While at Jefferson Medical College, he also earned his M.B.A. in health care management. He completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami.


Kamran Riaz MD

Kamran Riaz, M.D.

Kamran Riaz, M.D., is a fellowship-trained and board-certified ophthalmologist whose clinical and surgical practices focus on cornea, external disease, anterior segment, cataract, and refractive surgery. He is currently a clinical associate professor at the Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Riaz attended medical school at the UIC College of Medicine. He completed his internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago and his ophthalmology residency at Northwestern University, where he served as chief resident during his senior year and received the “Best Resident Research” Award. He completed an additional year of fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Audrey R. Talley Rostov, MD

Audrey R. Talley Rostov, M.D.

Audrey R. Talley Rostov, MD, is a partner at Northwest Eye Surgeons. She joined the practice in 1995 and has extensive experience with femtosecond laser cataract surgery and presbyopic correcting IOLs, and was one of the first Crystalens surgeons.

Dr. Talley Rostov serves on several AAO and ASCRS committees, is a section editor for complex cataract case management for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today (CRST), and is on the editorial review boards for AJO, JCRS, and JRS. She is a frequent speaker and course instructor nationally and internationally and has helped create a curriculum for teaching endothelial keratoplasty in the developing world.

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