Alcon Names Stephen S. Lane, MD, as Chief Medical Officer

May 12, 2017: By Joan McKenna
Stephen Lane, MD

Stephen Lane, MD

Ophthalmologist Stephen S. Lane, MD, will join Alcon as chief medical officer and global head of clinical strategy, as of June 1, the company announced May 8.

Lane specializes in cataract surgery, cornea/external diseases, anterior segment surgery, LASIK, and refractive surgery.

He is a founding partner of Associated Eye Care of Stillwater, Minnesota, and was president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) from 2003 to 2004.

Alcon, the Fort Worth, Texas-based eye care division of Switzerland’s Novartis, said Lane’s experience in ophthalmic surgery, contact lens and intraocular lens development, clinical trial design and execution, and the regulatory process should complement Alcon’s strategy.

Lane succeeds Peter Richardson, MD, in the role.

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