Dr. Beckman is a board certified ophthalmologist who brings 13 years of clinical practice experience and over 20 years of corporate executive and consultancy experience within the global ophthalmic industry to Clearside. Prior to joining our company, Dr. Beckman managed a successful pharmaceutical and medical device industry consulting firm that served a broad range of companies. Previously, he held the position of Chief Medical Officer and General Manager of the Ocular and Novel Drug Delivery Systems business unit at Unilife Corporation. He has also held senior leadership roles with Ophthotech Pharmaceuticals, Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Alcon Laboratories, Lux Pharmaceuticals and Becton-Dickinson. Dr. Beckman received his medical degree from the University of Michigan, and practiced as a glaucoma specialist for three years in academic practice at North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical College, and for ten years in private practice following an ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a Glaucoma Fellowship at Harvard University.