Medical Directors

An eye bank’s medical director ensures that the eye bank operates in compliance with Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) Medical Standards and other regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Associate medical directors assist the medical director in the administrative responsibilities.

Medical Director

Joshua H. Hou, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences
Medical School
University of Minnesota

Associate Medical Directors

Edward J. Holland, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Cincinnati
Director, Cornea Service
Cincinnati Eye Institute

Stephen C. Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences
Medical School
University of Minnesota

Omar Awad, M.D.
Ophthalmologist
Minnesota Eye Consultants
Falcon Heights, Minnesota

Anne Keating, M.D.
Ophthalmologist
Essentia Health Fargo
Fargo, North Dakota

Leo J. Maguire, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Image of Dr. Hou, 2018 Rising Star

In 2018, Dr. Joshua Hou was chosen as a "Top Doctor: Rising Star" by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, who publish an annual list of up-and-coming physicians making a mark in medicine.