Gary Foulks, M.D.
Dr. Foulks is The Arthur and Virginia Keeney Professor of Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is Director of the Cornea and External Disease Service at this institution. He is also Assistant Dean for Clinical Trial Research at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His AB degree in biochemistry from Columbia College in the City of New York in 1966 was followed by an MD degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1970. He served a surgical internship at the University Hospital of San Diego County with the University of California at San Diego. Two years in the US Public Health Service preceded his ophthalmology residency training at Duke University. A fellowship in cornea at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a research fellowship at the Eye Research Institute of the Retina Foundation at Harvard Medical School occupied two years before his return in 1978 to the faculty at Duke University Eye Center where he was Director of the Cornea Service and Medical Director of the Contact Lens Service for seventeen years. He left Duke to assume the chairmanship of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh in 1996 and served as Chairman for five years after which he was Director of Clinical Research in that Department until moving to Louisville as the Keeney Professor of Ophthalmology.
Dr Foulks is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received Honor and Senior Honor awards from that society. He is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, the Cornea Society, the American Eye Study Club, the International Contact Lens Research Society, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Foulks has authored more than a hundred publications regarding his research in a wide variety of ophthalmologic areas including corneal graft rejection, dry eye and ocular surface disease, and contact lenses. He is currently active in clinical trial research in ocular surface disease, dry eye, and contact lens wear. He serves as a reviewer for several ophthalmology journals. He is past president of the Castroviejo Cornea Society and the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists. Dr Foulks presently is Editor-in-Chief of The Ocular Surface and is on the editorial boards of Cornea and the Eye and Contact Lenses (formerly the CLAO Journal). He has delivered the Morton Grant Lecture and the Whitney Sampson Lecture and was selected the Castroviejo Medalist in 2005.