David Tanzer Named New Chief Medical Officer, Abbott Medical Optics

SANTA ANA, Calif.—David Tanzer, MD has been named divisional vice president, medical affairs and chief medical officer at Abbott Medical Optics with responsibility for medical affairs, product safety and the development and dissemination of scientific educational materials to the medical community. He is additionally responsible for providing medical input into AMO’s clinical strategy, innovation and business development activities.

Dr. Tanzer is a retired captain in the United States Navy and is the director emeritus of the Navy Refractive Surgery Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Naval Medical Center San Diego. He attended Georgetown Medical School and completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. He completed fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at the Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California.

Dr. Tanzer has held faculty positions as associate professor of ophthalmology at Loma Linda University, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego’s Shiley Eye Center, and assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on various topics in ophthalmology, is a medical reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, and has been involved in over 70 clinical protocols evaluating the latest techniques in corneal and refractive surgery.