Jeffrey Rutgard, MD
Dr. Rutgard is an exteemed member of the executive board of the Hawaiian Eye Foundation and currently the only full-time humanitarian ophthalmologist in the United States. His humanitarian work includes extensive surgical training in regions with underdeveloped ophthalmic surgical programs in areas such as Vietnam, Mexico, Central America, South America, Caribbean, and Africa. He has participated in over 155 Humanitarian Medical Projects, performed over 100,000 charity patient evaluations and over 10,000 humanitarian surgeries. He is a surgical instructor for small incision cataract surgery in the United States and internationally and has educated over one thousand ophthalmologists worldwide. He is a popular guest lecturer in the U.S. and internationally for medical colleges, medical societies, and universities.
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