Surface Ophthalmics

Richard Lindstrom, MD

Richard Lindstrom, MD – Founder & Chairman

Leadership Richard Lindstrom, MD Founder & Chairman Dr. Richard Lindstrom is a founder, director and has been an attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants P.A., a provider of eye care services, since 1989. Dr. Lindstrom has served as a researcher, teacher, inventor, writer, lecturer and highly acclaimed physician and surgeon in the ophthalmology field. He […]

Charlotte Baenziger

Charlotte Baenziger - Vice President, Clinical Operations

Leadership Charlotte Baenziger Vice President, Clinical Operations Charlotte Baenziger is the Vice President, Clinical Operations at Surface Ophthalmics, a position she has held since January 2021. Her clinical operations and project management leadership experience spans over two decades and includes strategy and execution of national and international clinical programs, early and late stage, in ophthalmology, […]

Lyle Bowman

Leadership Lyle Bowman Product Formulation and Manufacturing Lyle is a veteran of the ophthalmic industry, with 46 years of experience spanning major companies like Syntex Ophthalmics, InSite Vision, and Surface Ophthalmics. After receiving his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utah in 1976, Lyle has dedicated his career to advancing research, development and […]

Scott Cooper

Leadership Scott Cooper Chief Financial Advisor Scott Cooper has spent nearly his entire career in financial and accounting positions at high technology and life science companies in Silicon Valley and Orange County, California and has worked at ophthalmic medical device and pharmaceutical companies for most of that time.  He currently operates his own part-time Chief […]

Vartan Ghazarossian, PhD

Vartan Ghazarossian, Ph.D.

Leadership Vartan Ghazarossian, PhD Strategic Advisor Vartan Ghazarossian, Ph.D., is a biomedical scientist with over three decades of experience in the healthcare technology sector. His areas of expertise encompass the research, development, and commercialization of therapeutic and diagnostic technologies, as well as medical devices. He has concentrated his efforts in the medical specialties, including cardiology, […]

Yari L. Mitchell

Yari L. Mitchell

Leadership Yari L. Mitchell Strategic Advisor Yari L. Mitchell is an experienced executive leader with a career spanning nearly 25 years in the ophthalmic medical device industry. Serving significant roles in both small and large companies, she has demonstrated expertise in market development, strategic business planning, commercialization, KOL engagement, and venture capital fundraising. To help innovators […]

Dennis Saadeh

Leadership Dennis Saadeh Manufacturing Operations Dennis Saadeh currently serves as Chief Scientific Officer for Harrow, an ophthalmic-focused pharmaceutical company. A pharmacist by education and training, he has 30 years of relevant drug development experience, and 10 years in ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. His current responsibilities include oversight of Harrow’s Medical and Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, CMC, and […]