HelpMeSee, a global nonprofit providing cataract treatment training using a simulation-based system, announced their new interim president and CEO, Bonnie Henderson, MD.
As a past president of the American Society of Cataract Refractive Surgery and a clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, Henderson is an internationally recognized expert in cataract and refractive surgery.
"Dr. Henderson brings a wealth of experience in cataract surgery and simulation-based training, along with a proven track record of innovation and strategic leadership," said Jim Ueltschi, founder and chairman of the board of directors. "We are thrilled to have her step into this role and confident that our mission will reach new heights under her leadership as we work to restore sight for millions of poor people who suffer from blindness and visual impairment because they cannot get access to care."
Henderson is currently the associate editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery and on the editorial board of Ophthalmology. She has authored more than 175 articles, papers, book chapters and abstracts, and delivered more than 300 invited lectures worldwide, including 32 invited visiting professorships and 16 named lectures.1 Henderson also created EnVision Summit, which is an international ophthalmology meeting to support and empower women leaders in medicine.
She has published 5 textbooks, with “Essentials of Cataract Surgery” being one of the most used textbooks for teaching cataract surgery in the US. She has also invented and commercialized several medical instruments including astigmatism-correcting markers, a capsule polisher, and the modified capsule tension ring. All royalties from her textbooks and instruments are donated to charity.
Henderson completed her ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary after graduating with high honors from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School.