Itay Chowers is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Hadassah – Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Chowers has completed medical school at the Hebrew University and an ophthalmology residency at Hadassah. He then performed vitreoretinal and research fellowships at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2000 – 2003). Dr. Chowers served as a Chair of the Israeli Retina Specialists Association (2013 – 2016) as well as the Head of Ophthalmology Education in the Hebrew University School of Medicine (2011 – 2014), and chair of the Israeli Society for Vision and Eye Research (ISVER, 2018-2021). He serves as PI in multiple clinical trials, and he is leading basic, translational and clinical research projects focused on retinal diseases in general and age-related macular degeneration in particular.