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Stephen J. Ryan, MD, dies


Stephen J. Ryan, MD, a member of the Allergan Board of Directors, died on April 29, 2013 after a short illness.


Irvine, CA-Stephen J. Ryan, MD, died on April 29, 2013 after a short illness. He was 72 years old.

Dr. Ryan was an internationally recognized expert in the field of retinal disease and ocular trauma and a member of the Allergan Board of Directors.

“Steve, in all his modesty, was one of the greatest retinal surgeons and worldwide ophthalmic experts and, in fact, trained many of today’s global leaders in ophthalmology,” said David E.I. Pyott, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Allergan. “During our many years of working together, I have valued Steve’s perspective and guidance. All of us who have had the privilege of working with Steve will miss him greatly, not only as a colleague, but as a friend.”

Dr. Ryan was recognized as a Laureate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He also served as president of the Doheny Eye Institute and as the Distinguished Grace and Emery Beardsley Professor of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Dr. Ryan joined the Allergan Board of Directors in 2002. During his tenure, Dr. Ryan served as Chairman of the Board’s Science and Technology Committee and as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. In January 2013, he announced his retirement from the Allergan Board of Directors.

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