People: Novartis AG (NOVN.VX)
Dr. Dimitri Azar, M.D., has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Novartis AG since February 2012. He qualifies as an independent Non-Executive Director. He is Dean of the College of Medicine and professor of ophthalmology, bioengineering and pharmacology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the United States, where he formerly was Head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society and the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Azar is Member of the American Ophthalmological Society and holds committee positions with the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Azar began his career at the American University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his fellowship and residency training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School in the United States. Dr. Azar practiced at the Wilmer Ophthalmologic Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Medicine, then returned to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary as director of the cornea and external disease. He became professor of ophthalmology with tenure at Harvard Medical School in 2003. Dr. Azar holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
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