My career journey has been rather unorthodox! During my ophthalmology residency, one of the things that I noticed in our area of South Carolina there was very little care for people with ocular cancer – so I went to Wills Eye Hospital for a couple of years of training in ocular oncology, then came back six years ago to create an ocular oncology practice where I also do some medical retina work.

In parallel with that, I earned two degrees – one a Master’s of Business Administration, the other a Master’s of Applied Economics. Together, they ultimately led to my role at Lexitas, a contract research organization solely dedicated to ophthalmology. I began there as Chief Medical Officer, but about six months in, I became CEO, a position I’ve held for over two years now.

Check out more of this interview with George Macgrath in The Ophthalmologist