Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation is composed of top pediatric retinal specialists dedicated to caring for patients with Coats’ Disease, raising awareness, and advancing research in the field. The SAB is primarily responsible for making recommendations to our Board of Directors regarding research priorities and funding.

The Scientific Advisory Board is committed to ensuring that research funded by the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation is scientifically rigorous and has the potential to advance the Foundation’s work to find improved treatments and a cure through the latest cutting-edge medical research. Our goal is to offer all children hope as they wage a lifelong battle against Coats’ Disease and blindness.

Questions? Contact Katie Koborsi at [email protected]

 

Scientific Advisory Board Members

For more information about each member, please click on their name.


Arthur Fu, MD

West Coast Retina

 

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD
Director of Pediatric Retina, John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah; Professor, University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology

 


Michael Jumper, MD
West Coast Retina

 

 


Katie Koborsi, MS

Scientific Advisory Board Chair

 

 


Thomas Lee, MD

Director of The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC

 


Franco Recchia, MD

Tennessee Retina

 

 


Lejla Vajzovic, MD

Assistant Professor, Duke University Department of Ophthalmology

 

 


Sherri Van Everen, PharmD

Member of the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Board of Directors; Board Liaison