Who we are

The St John Ophthalmic Association (SOA, Ltd)

Founded 2015

Registered office: 4 Charterhouse Mews, London EC1M 6BB

Board of Directors

Mr Guy Morton (Chair)
Dr Maged Abu Ramadan
Mr David Pyott
Mr Nick Goulding
Mr Tim Jones
Mr David Verity


Honorary appointments

SOA Patron: Surgeon Rear-Admiral Lionel Jarvis, CBE, KStJ, FRCR, DL
SOA Vice-Patron: Dr. Michael Dan, CM, OOnt, LLD, PhD (Hon)
SOA President: Mr David Verity, MD MA FRCOphth


Clinical Council

Order Hospitaller (Clinical Chair): Verity, David
US Hospitaller: Pyott, David
SJEHG CEO: Ma’ali, Ahmad
SJEHG MD: Iyad Habil
SJEHG Research Lead: Talbishi, Ala’a
Surgeon Adviser # 1: UK: Da Cruz, Lyndon (tba)
Surgeon Adviser # 2: USA: Freitag, Suzanne
Surgeon Adviser # 3: SOA Chair, Africa: Ladner, Grant
Surgeon Adviser # 4: SOA Chair, Australia: Verma, Nitin
Surgeon Adviser # 5: SOA Chair, Canada: Khan, Michelle
Surgeon Adviser # 6:  SOA Chair, Hong Kong: Yuen, Hunter
Surgeon Adviser # 7:  SOA Chair, NZ: Hart, Richard
Surgeon Adviser # 8:  SOA Chair, Scotland: Peden, Rob
Surgeon Adviser # 9: SOA Chair, Singapore: Shen, Sunny
Surgeon Adviser # 10: SOA Chair, Sweden: Bohman, Elin


SOA – Middle East

Chair: Dr Iyad Habil, MD
Research Chair: Dr Ala’a Talbishi, MD
Allied Health Chair: Dr Ahmad Ma’ali, PhD

SOA – Asia Pacific

(1) Australia: Prof Nitin Verma, MD
(2) New Zealand: Mr Richard Hart, MD (Chair). Miss Catherine McMurray, MD (Hon Sec)
(3) Singapore: Prof Sunny Shen, MD, FRCOphth
(4) Hong Kong: Prof Hunter Yuen, MD

SOA – Africa

Chair: Dr Grant Ladner, MD
Hon Sec.: Mr George Woods, MBA, HonRSCM, CStJ
Hon Scientific Adviser: Dr Mpopi Lenake, MD
Hon Treasurer: Dr Carol Willies, MD

SOA – Europe

England: Mr David H Verity, MD, MA, FRCOphth
Scotland: Mr Robert Peden, MD, MA, FRCOphth
Sweden: Dr Elin Bohman, MD

SOA – Americas

USA:
Chair: Mr David Pyott, CBE
Hon Sec: Dr Charles Mosteller, MD
Hon Treasurer: Dr Bruce Spivey, MD, MS, MEd

Canada: 
Chair: Dr Michelle Khan, MD


Advisory Positions

Royal College of Ophthalmologists Representative: TBA
Digital Director: Gore, Sri
Academic Event Coordinator: Mathewson, Priscilla
SJEHG Clinical Research Coordinator: Iriqat, Salam
USA West Coast Liaison: Terzian, Jim
Alliance Johannine Orders: Bender, John
Historical & Cultural Adviser: Revd Canon Nicholas Porter
Digital Marketing & Social Media: Borg, Anouk


The St John Ophthalmic Association Ltd (registered Company number 12631428) is part of St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group, Registered Charity Number 1139527