Kritzinger Safari Award Lecturer at SASCRS 2015

Guy M Kezirian, MD

Guy M Kezirian, MD

Guy M. Kezirian, MD, MBA, FACS is an American ophthalmologist living in Scottsdale, Arizona. His academic background includes a BSC from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, a Medical Degree from Brown University in Rhode Island and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, outside of Chicago. His ophthalmology training includes residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, NY and a fellowship in oculoplastics at New York Medical College in Albany, NY.

Dr. Kezirian is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the American European College of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS), and the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS). His board certifications are from the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery (ASOPRS). He has published more than 20 peer review articles and scores of articles in the trade publications, and is a frequent speaker at major ophthalmic meetings.

Career milestones include:
• Established SurgiVision® PC in 1991, the first practice in the United States to exclusively offer refractive surgery;
• Work with J. Charles Casebeer, MD to develop and present course in radial keratotomy and then LASIK;
• Administered the CRS LASIK Studies (also with Charles Casebeer) leading to the first FDA approvals for LASIK, with both the Summit and Visx lasers;
• Developed SurgiVision® DataLink software products for clinical outcomes and dynamic surgical planning algorithms, with development of some of the largest private refractive data registries in the world (over 1 million eyes);
• Designed and administered all the United States FDA studies for the WaveLight laser platform;
• First founding investor in Strathspey Crown, LLC, the first physician-owned growth-equity firm, which develops companies to provide products and services that serve private medicine;
• Founder of the Physician CEO™ program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
• Founder of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, a physician based organization to support the growth and development of refractive surgery.