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IAO Board of Directors


Stephen R. Klapper, M.D., F.A.C.S.
IAO President

Dr. Klapper is a Board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery in central Indiana. Dr. Klapper did his medical training at Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Baylor of College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he was selected to be Chief Resident.


Yara Catoira-Boyle, M.D.
IAO President-Elect

Dr. Catoira-Boyle is a glaucoma specialist in Indianapolis. She also serves as the Chief of the Ophthalmology Section at Roudebush VA Medical Center. Dr. Catoira-Boyle is a graduate of the University Of Brasilia.



Jeffrey Hudson, M.D.
IAO Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Hudson is a Board-certified ophthalmologist in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and did residency training at the IU Residency program. He specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery.



Adam Brazus, M.D.
Immediate Past President

Dr. Brazus is a comprehensive ophthalmologist in Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and did residency training at the IU Residency program. Dr. Brazus specializes in no-stitch/no-patch cataract surgery and laser vision correction or LASIK.



Andrew Tharp, M.D.
IAO Councilor

Dr. Tharp is a Board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist in Evansville, IN. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and did residency training at the IU Residency program. Dr. Tharp is a past President of the IAO and a two time honoree as the IAO Ophthalmologist of the Year in 2006 and 2015.



Michael Hodges, M.D.
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Secretariat

Dr. Hodges attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where he completed his M.D. Degree and Ophthalmology Residency. He practices comprehensive ophthalmology in Evansville. He is a past President of the IAO.



Carissa Barina, M.D.
IAO Board Member
Term Expires 2018

Dr. Barina received her medical degree and residency training from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Barina specializes in laser assisted cataract surgery with advanced technology lens implants, laser vision correction, and ocular plastic surgery. She also manages diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and provides comprehensive eye exams.



Matthew Fornefeld, M.D.
IAO Board Member

Term Expires 2018

Dr. Fornefeld is a Board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist in Bloomington. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and did residency training at the IU Residency program. Dr. Fornefeld specializes in advanced lens implants.



Steve Gerber, M.D.
IAO Board Member

Term Expires 2019

Dr. Gerber received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and did his ophthalmology residency at the Indiana University Hospital and Riley Children's Hospital where he was Chief Resident during his final year. He also completed a glaucoma fellowship at Indiana University. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He practices in South Bend.


Ramana Moorthy, M.D.
IAO Board Member

Term Expires 2020

Dr. Moorthy is a Board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in retina and uveitis in Indianapolis. He trained at Indiana University School of Medicine, completed his Residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was the chief teaching resident for a year. He also completed Fellowships at Northwestern University (retina) and the Doheny Eye Institute (uveitis).



Michael Rothbaum, M.D.
IAO Board Member

Term Expires 2019

Dr. Rothbaum is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist in Noblesville. He completed his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine and residency with the Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology.



Jonathan Walker, M.D.
IAO Board Member

Term Expires 2020

Dr. Walker practices retinal surgery in Fort Wayne. He is board-certified. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Walker currently serves as the IAO Health Plan Relations Chair.



Charles Wesley, M.D.
IAO Board Member

Term Expires 2018

Dr. Wesley is recently retired from his ophthalmology practice. He is board-certified and practiced comprehensive ophthalmology in Noblesville.



Rudy Yung, M.D.
IAO Board Member

Term Expires 2020

Dr. Yung is a board-certified ophthalmologist in Indianapolis. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed residency at the University of Louisville. Dr. Yung is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute.



Douglas Zale, M.D.
IAO Board Member

Term Expires 2019

Dr. Zale is a past President of the IAO. He graduated from Indiana University and Indiana School of Medicine where he also completed his residency. Dr. Zale practices comprehensive ophthalmology in Valparaiso.



David Wallace, M.D.
IAO Ex-Officio Board Member

Dr. Wallace serves as chair for the IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute. He is an IU School of Medicine alumnus, completed residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and was fellowship-trained in pediatric ophthalmology at IU School of Medicine.


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