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RMLEB Team

 

Executive Director


The executive director is responsible for the total operations of the eye bank. 

Accounting


The accounting team oversees employee benefits, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receiveable.

Community & Professional Relations


The Community & Professional Relations team develops and maintains relationships with partners we depend on for a successful eye donation program, including hospitals, hospices, coroners and funeral homes. In addition, the team coordinates and oversees community awareness actitivities and events, volunteers, financial contributions, media relations and social media.

Quality Assurance


Quality Assurance ensures RMLEB is in compliance with government and industry standards and is following all regulatory and quality requirements. The team is responsible for regulatory reporting, fillings and registrations related to transplant and product development.

Technical


The technical department medically screens potential eye donors, communicates with donor families and coordinates the logistics of the eye tissue recovery. The team also evaluates the eye tissue and reviews the donor’s medical records in a short time frame to determine tissue suitability. The release and distribution of tissue is also coordinated and performed by our technical team. All tissue is thoroughly screened for recipient safety.  We strictly adhere to all FDA regulations and EBAA Medical Standards. The technical team is staffed and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to fulfill the wishes of eye donors and their families.

Medical Directors


Richard Davidson, MD

Richard Davidson, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After completing his fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery, Doctor Davidson joined the staff at the Department of Ophthalmology at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the cornea, including corneal transplantation. In addition, he is a specialist in cataract surgery and an expert in the area of refractive surgery and complications arising from refractive surgery.

Doctor Davidson received his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and his fellowship at the University of California at Davis. Curriculum Vitae

F. Lance Forstot, MD

F. Lance Forstot, MD, is a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Forstot completed his ophthalmology residency and a fellowship in cornea and external diseases at the University of Florida. He is a founding partner of Corneal Consultants of Colorado and has received the Senior Achievement Award from the Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also the President of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmology.