BUSINESS Vial Adds Dr. Veeral Sheth to Ophthalmology CRO Scientific Advisory Board By Staff Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:15 AM SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Vial, a global tech-enabled contract research organization (CRO) providing next-generation clinical trial management services, announced the addition of Veeral Sheth, MD, MBA, to Vial's scientific advisory board (SAB). Dr. Sheth will work closely with the company's leadership team to shape the scientific strategy of the Vial Ophthalmology CRO's products and services. "We are elated for Dr. Sheth to join our SAB. We know he will provide us with masterful input and guidance on our methodology, technology platform, and other ophthalmology CRO services," said Simon Burns, CEO and co-founder of Vial. "It is a pleasure to work with Vial's passionate team. I look forward to applying my knowledge to help them reimagine the clinical research environment," said Dr. Sheth. Dr. Sheth is the director of clinical research at the University Retina and Macula Associates and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is also a board-certified vitreoretinal surgeon and has been the editor for the Shelf Life series and the Massachusetts Ear and Eye Infirmary review. Dr. Sheth received his medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine, after which he completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Sheth's clinical and research interests include medical and surgical management of retinal pathologies, including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He has extensive clinical trial experience assessing and developing new treatments and drug delivery systems for retinal diseases.