LV LIBERTY VISION INNOVATIONS FOR EYE CARE

Our People

Our developments in eye care technology are the result of collaboration between our core group of experts in the fields of ophthalmology, radiophysics, industrial design and manufacturing.
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Paul T. Finger, MD – Founder, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Science Officer
Dr. Finger is a Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine. He is also founding director of the Ocular Tumor Services at The New York Eye Cancer Center, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and New York University School of Medicine.

He is the founding chief executive officer of The Eye Cancer Foundation and has supervised hundreds of graduate students over 27 years. He has 4 key patents and has authored over 200 peer reviewed publications, 31 book chapters, and has given numerous invited lectures to both professional and academic audiences around the world. Awards include: The Secretariat and Senior Achievement Awards of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
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Toby S. Welles Director of Design
Toby Welles is a consulting industrial designer with nearly 40 years of experience designing products in such diverse fields as helicopters, trains, ergonomic furniture, consumer electronics, computer equipment, cameras, solar products, exercise equipment and medical products. A Graduate of Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design, he founded Design Core in 1986. His firm has pioneered and advanced the use of sophisticated 3D computer graphics techniques in the design field, not only for design and development, but for visualization, simulation, educational and advertising purposes. With many patents as a result of his work, his reputation as an innovator is well established. His broad experience with a wide variety of manufacturing techniques and materials is a knowledge-base that will be invaluable as he directs the development of groundbreaking devices at Liberty Vision.
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Kyle Mohney Director of Operations
Kyle Mohney is a mechanical engineer with 15 years of experience within the medical device industry.  Past engineering roles within the industry include R&D, product testing, manufacturing, post-market quality assurance, product failure analysis, and field service.  His wide range of experience from the beginning of product development through post-market surveillance and product improvement gives him a broad perspective of the medical device life cycle which is a strong asset for Liberty Vision.

Scientific Advisory Board Members

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In Memoriam - Luther W. Brady, MD 1926-2018
LV Liberty Vision is sad to reflect on the passing of our esteemed colleague and adviser in June of 2018. His insights, sage medical advice and encouragement were essential to the initial years and trajectory of our company. We will keep his patient-centric ethos as a central guiding principle as we go forward.

Luther W. Brady, M.D., one of the world’s foremost radiation oncologists, was Hylda Cohn/American Cancer Society Professor of Clinical Oncology and Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Former Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at Hahnemann University, Dr. Brady stepped down in 1996, having built during a distinguished tenure a department reputed for its teaching excellence and innovative approaches in the treatment of cancer. In June 1996, the University announced establishment of the Luther W. Brady, M.D. Professorship in Radiation Oncology in his honor. The following year, 1997, the Faculty Committee promoted Dr. Brady to the institution’s highest academic rank of University Professor. In 1999, in recognition of exceptional contribution and accomplishment in the field of oncology, the American Medical Association presented Dr. Brady with the AMA Distinguished Service Award Gold Medal. Later that same year, the Philadelphia County Medical Society granted him the 1999 Strittmatter Award, one of the most illustrious honors given for high achievement in the field of medicine. He was a physician with an extraordinary range of interests and activities, both within the discipline of radiation oncology and in his multiple avocations. In spite of extensive commitments throughout the United States and around the world, he emphasized being directly involved in patient care, the teaching of undergraduate medical students and post-graduate training of residents in radiation oncology.
No one in the specialty of radiation oncology has had the breadth and depth of involvement as Dr. Brady. During his career he served as President of every major professional society related to the field, including:
• American College of Radiation Oncology (founding President)
• American Radium Society
• American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
• American Board of Radiology
• Inter-Society Council for Radiation Oncology
• Radiological Society of North America
• Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments
• Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiation Oncology Departments

Dr. Brady was presented the American Cancer Society Cancer Control Award in 1992. One of the most prolific investigators in the history of radiation oncology, Dr. Brady’s publications have ranged from tumors of the eye and orbit, a subject on which he was considered a world authority, to the more common cancers of the breast, lung, cervix, malignant lymphoma, and Hodgkin’s disease. He has over 600 publications to his credit and is co-editor with Carlos A. Perez, M.D. of the landmark textbook, “Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology,” published in its third edition in 1997. He was Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Oncology and a member of the editorial advisory boards of eleven professional journals.
Dr. Brady was cited in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in the East; Who’s Who in International Medicine; Who’s Who in Frontier & Science Technology; Who’s Who in Cancer Professionals & Facilities; American Men & Women of Science; Who’s Who in the Arts, and International Leaders in Achievement. He was also named in White and Westwood’s “The Best Doctors in America” and in American Health’s publication of “The Nation’s Top M.D.’s - Chosen by Their Colleagues.”
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Mark J. Rivard, PhD.
Dr. Rivard is Medical Physicist at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence RI and an Adjunct Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is a clinical medical physicist with internationally-recognized expertise in brachytherapy dosimetry. He has championed this treatment modality within the AAPM, ABS, ASTRO, and ESTRO societies through numerous board appointments, committee assignments, and task group chairmanships. Dr. Rivard is a Council Member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, serves on radiotherapy editorial boards in leadership roles specific to clinical medical physics, and has received substantial extramural support for his various research programs. He has partnered with several radiotherapy companies to develop novel treatment devices for advancing patient care.
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C. Michael Samson, MD., MBA
C. Michael Samson, MD is both a world-class specialist in ocular inflammatory disease, but also an entrepreneur. Having received his bachelors degree at The University of California, Berkeley, he pursued medical training at SUNY Downstate, followed by his residency training in ophthalmology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He decided to specialize in Ocular Inflammatory Diseases and won a fellowship position at Harvard under the guidance of C. Stephen Foster, MD. Upon his return to The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, he quickly became Co-Chief of the Uveitis Service and Director of the Uveitis Fellowship. But that was not enough, Dr. Samson went on to obtain a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at New York University's Stern School and specialized in strategy, entrepreneurship, and drug and medical device development. Over the last 5 years, Dr. Samson has been treating patients, teaching, performing research, and utilizing his entrepreneurial training. Dr. Samson has experience starting ophthalmic companies specializing in new drugs for the treatment of ocular infections and inflammations.
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Wolfgang AG Sauerwein, MD Radiation Oncology – Medical Physics
Wolfgang Sauerwein is a prominent radiation oncologist in Germany. He has tremendous experience with both brachytherapy and external beam modalities including proton beam irradiation. He is Professor and Vice Chair at the University of Duisburg-Essen where he has been since 1978, and has published over 400 papers on topics related to his areas of expertise. He will coordinate physical testing and a European trial for CE if needed.