Paul Dubord MD FRCSC joined the Board of Directors in June 2021, but he has been in the Operation Eyesight family for over 20 years. As an eye surgeon specializing in corneal transplantation and eye banking, he has been active in international eye care development for over 30 years and has been instrumental in our mission to prevent blindness and restore sight.
In 1994, Paul founded Eyesight International, a developmental/capacity building charity which focuses exclusively on corneal transplantation and eye banking. He has been working with Dr. Nag Rao, Chairman of the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), since 1989, whom he introduced to Operation Eyesight in 2002. The bringing together of Operation Eyesight and LVPEI was a critical moment in Operation Eyesight’s history, and as a result of this partnership, quality became a key priority across our countries of intervention.
Paul is a Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Department of Ophthalmology and a world leader in international eye banking and corneal transplantation. He is a board member of the Branch of International Surgery at UBC. He is a member of the American Association of Ophthalmology Eye Bank Committee, as well as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Eye Bank Association of America.
In 2005, Paul was appointed to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Expert Advisory Panel on Cell Tissue and Organ Transplantation. He remains on this advisory panel and is on a WHO-appointed Task Force on Organ and Tissue Transplantation and Donation.