Daniel S. Durrie, MD.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—iOR Partners, a leader in ophthalmic office-based surgery (OBS), has announced the retirement of Daniel S. Durrie, MD, as chairman of the board of directors. Dr. Durrie co-founded the company in 2018 and with his support, iOR Partners established an ophthalmic OBS model that empowers surgeons with turnkey OBS suites and support services, including space planning, capital equipment acquisition, staff training, materials management, accreditation, billing and day-to-day oversight, according to the company.

Reflecting on his tenure with iOR Partners, Dr. Durrie said, “It has been an incredible journey helping lead the office-based surgery movement. iOR Partners has made a momentous shift to physician-led health care that is safe, convenient and efficient. As I step into retirement, I’m confident that iOR will continue to thrive and achieve even greater success.”

The founder of Durrie Vision, Overland Park, Kans., Dr. Durrie is an internationally renowned refractive surgeon with more than 50,000 surgical procedures completed during his career. “It has been a privilege to serve as chairman of the board and witness the incredible growth and impact of iOR Partners. I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together and have full confidence in the company’s continued success,” he added.

iOR Partners provides practices with support for a successful OBS program so surgeons can focus solely on their patients’ surgery without leaving their clinic. iOR’s comprehensive services include planning, development and launch, accreditation and compliance, materials management, OBS billing expertise and operational oversight.

“It is bittersweet,” said James R. Williams, iOR’s chief executive officer. “While we will miss Dr. Durrie, he has left us in a position of great strength with a market that is rapidly adopting the many benefits of OBS. Now he will be able to enjoy more time with his wife and their grandchildren.”