David Khorram, MD

Board of Directors member

David Khorram is a physician, writer, and educator with extensive experience in grassroots development and capacity building. He has served on and chaired boards of both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

After completing his training in eye surgery in the United States, he spent 22 years in the South Pacific developing eye care in the Mariana Islands. In addition to co-founding Marianas Eye Institute, he helped establish programs to build capacity in health care and administration among island residents. Dr. Khorram has participated in and led eye-care projects across the continents with a recent focus in Ethiopia, Tajikistan, and Honduras. He currently serves as the Director of Global Ophthalmology for the University of Virginia from his home in the Czech Republic. He has been listed in Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists. David and his wife, Mara, are the co-founders of Brilliant Star School, a non-profit school on the island of Saipan.

He is the author of the books, “World Peace, a Blind Wife, and Gecko Tails,” and “Diabetic Eye Disease.”

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David Khorram, MD