Itay Chowers is a Professor of Ophthalmology, and Chairman at the Division of Ophthalmology of the Hadassah – Hebrew University Medical Center. Prof. Chowers has completed medical school at the Hebrew University and an Ophthalmology residency at Hadassah. He then performed vitreoretinal and research fellowships at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2000- 2003). Prof. Chowers served as a chairman of the Israeli retina specialists association (2013-2016) as well as the head of ophthalmology education in the Hebrew University School of Medicine (2011-2014). He sees patients at the retina service in Hadassah and is involved in multiple clinical trials and basic research projects focused on retinal diseases in general and Age Related Macular Degeneration in particular.