Dr David M. Brown is a 5th generation native Texan and was raised in Deer Park, Texas. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with highest honors and completed ophtha lmology and retina training at the #4 ranked University of Iowa, where he was a Thomas Heed Fellow, a Hermann Knapp Fellow, and was awarded the Ron Michels Fellowship award presented to the top retinal surgery fellow in the US. Dr Brown is a world-renowned thought leader on the research and treatments of age-related macuiar degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion. His surgi cal interests are focused on macular surgery and the development of subretinal gene therapy techniques. Dr Brown is an elected member of the Macula Society and The Retina Society and he serves on the board of directors of the ASRS. Dr Brown's major honors include the AAO Honor Award (2000), ASRS Honor Award (2008), ASRS Senior Honor Award (2010), AAO Senior Achievement Award (2014), and continuous election as one of the "Best Doctors in America" 2007 - 2015 and "Texas Super Docs" 2009 - 2015. He is the director of the Greater Houston Retina Research Center and he is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr Brown has written and published over 250 scientific papers, nati.onal meeting presentations and abstracts, including many of the primary papers establishing the current standards of care for AMD, retinal vein occlusion, and diabetic retinopathy.