Balamurali Ambati, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

President and Director

Dr. Ambati is Professor and Director of Ophthalmology & Visual Science at University of Oregon's Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.  He is also an ophthalmologist at Pacific Clear Vision Institute and co-founder & President of iVeena. He has 15 years of experience as a cataract, cornea, and refractive surgeon, and is principal investigator on 3 NEI R01 grants. Dr. Ambati has developed several ophthalmic devices, is the lead inventor on 4 issued patents, and was named the #1 Ophthalmologist in the Top 40 under 40 global competition by the Ophthalmologist Magazine. He has been awarded the Troutman-Veronneau prize in Cornea, the ARVO von Sallman Award, and the Gold Humanism Award by the University of Utah medical students. He regularly serves with ORBIS, Sightlife, Sight for the Sightless, Help Mercy International, and other humanitarian organizations.