Dr. Lichter is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Immediate Past Chair of the department and Founding Director of the University’s W.K. Kellogg Eye Center that opened in 1985. A recent 230,000 square foot addition to the Center opened in March, 2010. Dr. Lichter is a native of Detroit and received his undergraduate, medical school, and ophthalmology residency education at the University of Michigan, and a glaucoma fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Lichter has to his credit over 200 publications including scientific articles, editorials, and book chapters and has delivered over 40 named lectures including the 50th Jackson Memorial Lecture. In 2008, he received the prestigious Howe Medal from the American Ophthalmological Society.
In addition to serving as the 100th President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1996, Dr. Lichter is also a Past President of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, the American Ophthalmological Society, the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology, and Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, as well as a Past Chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lichter is a past Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ophthalmology.
Dr. Lichter serves as Chair of the U-M Medical School’s Clinical and Educational Conflict of Interest Committee.