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Biography--M. Roy Wilson, MD, MS, Dean, College of Medicine, 1994-1998

M. Roy Wilson, MD, MS

Dr. Wilson served as the Dean of the College of Medicine from 1994 to 1998. In 1998, his career path took him away from CDU when he was appointed dean of the School of Medicine at Creighton University. An innovative and influential leader, Dr. Wilson contributed greatly to CDU. From 2010 through 2011, Dr. Wilson returned to the University serving as both Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Acting President of CDU. In August 2013, he became the 12th president of Wayne State University in Michigan. Dr. Wilson's biography below is from CDU's "About" Webpage in 2010 when he was Board Chairman. Below that, is Dr. Wilson's final column he wrote in 1998 for the Academic Affairs newsletter.


1: Kinker B, Dobesh K, Nassiri N, Juzych MS, Wilson MR. The Impact of the
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act on the Field of Ophthalmology. Am J
2017 Jul;179:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2017.04.002. Epub 2017 Apr 14.
PubMed PMID: 28414044.

2: Xierali IM, Nivet MA, Wilson MR. Current and Future Status of Diversity in
Ophthalmologist Workforce. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep 1;134(9):1016-23. doi:
10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.2257. PubMed PMID: 27416525.

3: Sealy-Jefferson S, Vickers J, Elam A, Wilson MR. Racial and Ethnic Health
Disparities and the Affordable Care Act: a Status Update. J Racial Ethn Health
2015 Dec;2(4):583-8. doi: 10.1007/s40615-015-0113-z. Epub 2015 Jul
3. PubMed PMID: 26668787; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4676760.

4: Anastasopoulos E, Coleman AL, Wilson MR, Sinsheimer JS, Yu F, Katafigiotis S,
Founti P, Salonikiou A, Pappas T, Koskosas A, Katopodi T, Lambropoulos A,
Topouzis F. Association of LOXL1 polymorphisms with pseudoexfoliation, glaucoma,
intraocular pressure, and systemic diseases in a Greek population. The
Thessaloniki eye study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Jun 10;55(7):4238-43.
doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-13991. PubMed PMID: 24917141; PubMed Central PMCID:

5: Li CM, Zhang X, Hoffman HJ, Cotch MF, Themann CL, Wilson MR. Hearing
impairment associated with depression in US adults, National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey 2005-2010. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014
Apr;140(4):293-302. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2014.42. PubMed PMID: 24604103; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC4102382.

6: Zhang X, Beckles GL, Chou CF, Saaddine JB, Wilson MR, Lee PP, Parvathy N,
Ryskulova A, Geiss LS. Socioeconomic disparity in use of eye care services among
US adults with age-related eye diseases: National Health Interview Survey, 2002
and 2008. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep;131(9):1198-206. doi:
10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.4694. PubMed PMID: 23868137.

7: Zhang X, Bullard KM, Cotch MF, Wilson MR, Rovner BW, McGwin G Jr, Owsley C,
Barker L, Crews JE, Saaddine JB. Association between depression and functional
vision loss in persons 20 years of age or older in the United States, NHANES
2005-2008. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 May;131(5):573-81. doi:
10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.2597. PubMed PMID: 23471505; PubMed Central PMCID:

8: Topouzis F, Wilson MR, Harris A, Founti P, Yu F, Anastasopoulos E, Pappas T,
Koskosas A, Salonikiou A, Coleman AL. Association of open-angle glaucoma with
perfusion pressure status in the Thessaloniki Eye Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013
May;155(5):843-51. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2012.12.007. Epub 2013 Feb 6. PubMed PMID:

9: Harris A, Topouzis F, Wilson MR, Founti P, Kheradiya NS, Anastasopoulos E,
Gong G, Yu F, Jonescu-Cuypers CP, Pappas T, Koskosas A, Coleman AL. Association
of the optic disc structure with the use of antihypertensive medications: the
thessaloniki eye study. J Glaucoma. 2013 Sep;22(7):526-31. doi:
10.1097/IJG.0b013e31824d1e12. PubMed PMID: 22411020.

10: Topouzis F, Wilson MR, Harris A, Founti P, Yu F, Anastasopoulos E, Pappas T,
Koskosas A, Salonikiou A, Coleman AL. Risk factors for primary open-angle
glaucoma and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma in the Thessaloniki eye study. Am J
2011 Aug;152(2):219-228.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2011.01.032. Epub 2011
Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 21664597.

11: Anastasopoulos E, Topouzis F, Wilson MR, Harris A, Pappas T, Yu F, Koskosas
A, Founti P, Coleman AL. Characteristics of pseudoexfoliation in the Thessaloniki
Eye Study. J Glaucoma. 2011 Mar;20(3):160-6. doi: 10.1097/IJG.0b013e3181d9d8bd.
PubMed PMID: 20436360.

12: Kass MA, Gordon MO, Gao F, Heuer DK, Higginbotham EJ, Johnson CA, Keltner JK,
Miller JP, Parrish RK, Wilson MR; Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study Group.
Delaying treatment of ocular hypertension: the ocular hypertension treatment
study. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Mar;128(3):276-87. doi:
10.1001/archophthalmol.2010.20. PubMed PMID: 20212196; PubMed Central PMCID:

13: Sample PA, Girkin CA, Zangwill LM, Jain S, Racette L, Becerra LM, Weinreb RN,
Medeiros FA, Wilson MR, De León-Ortega J, Tello C, Bowd C, Liebmann JM; African
Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study Group. The African Descent and Glaucoma
Evaluation Study (ADAGES): design and baseline data. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009
Sep;127(9):1136-45. doi: 10.1001/archophthalmol.2009.187. PubMed PMID: 19752422;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2761830.

14: Topouzis F, Harris A, Wilson MR, Koskosas A, Founti P, Yu F, Anastasopoulos
E, Pappas T, Coleman AL. Increased likelihood of glaucoma at the same screening
intraocular pressure in subjects with pseudoexfoliation: the Thessaloniki Eye
Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2009 Oct;148(4):606-613.e1. doi:
10.1016/j.ajo.2009.03.024. Epub 2009 May 9. PubMed PMID: 19427989.

15: Topouzis F, Coleman AL, Harris A, Koskosas A, Founti P, Gong G, Yu F,
Anastasopoulos E, Pappas T, Wilson MR. Factors associated with undiagnosed
open-angle glaucoma: the Thessaloniki Eye Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008
Feb;145(2):327-335. Epub 2007 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 18045565.

16: Topouzis F, Wilson MR, Harris A, Anastasopoulos E, Yu F, Mavroudis L, Pappas
T, Koskosas A, Coleman AL. Prevalence of open-angle glaucoma in Greece: the
Thessaloniki Eye Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Oct;144(4):511-9. PubMed PMID:

17: Mavroudis L, Harris A, Topouzis F, Wilson MR, Yu F, Anastasopoulos E,
Koskosas A, Siesky B, Pappas T, Founti P, Coleman AL. Reproducibility of
pixel-by-pixel analysis of Heidelberg retinal flowmetry images: the Thessaloniki
Eye Study. Acta Ophthalmol. 2008 Feb;86(1):81-6. Epub 2007 Sep 10. PubMed PMID:

18: Topouzis F, Coleman AL, Harris A, Anastasopoulos E, Yu F, Koskosas A, Pappas
T, Mavroudis L, Wilson MR. Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration in
Greece: the Thessaloniki Eye Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Dec;142(6):1076-9. Epub
2006 Sep 5. PubMed PMID: 17157601.

19: Topouzis F, Coleman AL, Harris A, Jonescu-Cuypers C, Yu F, Mavroudis L,
Anastasopoulos E, Pappas T, Koskosas A, Wilson MR. Association of blood pressure
status with the optic disk structure in non-glaucoma subjects: the Thessaloniki
eye study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Jul;142(1):60-67. PubMed PMID: 16815251.

20: Racette L, Boden C, Kleinhandler SL, Girkin CA, Liebmann JM, Zangwill LM,
Medeiros FA, Bowd C, Weinreb RN, Wilson MR, Sample PA. Differences in visual
function and optic nerve structure between healthy eyes of blacks and whites.
Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Nov;123(11):1547-53. PubMed PMID: 16286617.

21: Topouzis F, Tranos P, Koskosas A, Pappas T, Anastasopoulos E, Dimitrakos S,
Wilson MR. Risk of sudden visual loss following filtration surgery in end-stage
glaucoma. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Oct;140(4):661-6. PubMed PMID: 16226517.

22: Friedman DS, Wilson MR, Liebmann JM, Fechtner RD, Weinreb RN. An
evidence-based assessment of risk factors for the progression of ocular
hypertension and glaucoma. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Sep;138(3 Suppl):S19-31. Review.
PubMed PMID: 15364049.

23: Varma R, Ying-Lai M, Francis BA, Nguyen BB, Deneen J, Wilson MR, Azen SP; Los
Angeles Latino Eye Study Group. Prevalence of open-angle glaucoma and ocular
hypertension in Latinos: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2004
Aug;111(8):1439-48. PubMed PMID: 15288969.

24: Higginbotham EJ, Gordon MO, Beiser JA, Drake MV, Bennett GR, Wilson MR, Kass
MA; Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study Group. The Ocular Hypertension Treatment
Study: topical medication delays or prevents primary open-angle glaucoma in
African American individuals. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004 Jun;122(6):813-20. PubMed
PMID: 15197055.

25: Topouzis F, Coleman AL, Yu F, Mavroudis L, Anastasopoulos E, Koskosas A,
Pappas T, Dimitrakos S, Wilson MR. Sensitivity and specificity of the
76-suprathreshold visual field test to detect eyes with visual field defect by
Humphrey threshold testing in a population-based setting: the Thessaloniki eye
study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Mar;137(3):420-5. PubMed PMID: 15013863.

26: Gong G, Kosoko-Lasaki O, Haynatzki GR, Wilson MR. Genetic dissection of
myocilin glaucoma. Hum Mol Genet. 2004 Apr 1;13 Spec No 1:R91-102. Epub 2004 Feb
5. Review. Erratum in: Hum Mol Genet. 2004 May 1;13(9):991. PubMed PMID:

27: Wilson MR, Mendis U, Paliwal A, Haynatzka V. Long-term follow-up of primary
glaucoma surgery with Ahmed glaucoma valve implant versus trabeculectomy. Am J
2003 Sep;136(3):464-70. PubMed PMID: 12967799.

28: Wilson MR. Progression of visual field loss in untreated glaucoma patients
and suspects in St Lucia, West Indies. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2002;100:365-410.
PubMed PMID: 12545702; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1358971.

29: Wilson MR, Kosoko O, Cowan CL Jr, Sample PA, Johnson CA, Haynatzki G, Enger
C, Crandall D. Progression of visual field loss in untreated glaucoma patients
and glaucoma suspects in St. Lucia, West Indies. Am J Ophthalmol. 2002
Sep;134(3):399-405. PubMed PMID: 12208252.

30: Gordon MO, Beiser JA, Brandt JD, Heuer DK, Higginbotham EJ, Johnson CA,
Keltner JL, Miller JP, Parrish RK 2nd, Wilson MR, Kass MA. The Ocular
Hypertension Treatment Study: baseline factors that predict the onset of primary
open-angle glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Jun;120(6):714-20; discussion 829-30.
PubMed PMID: 12049575.

31: Kass MA, Heuer DK, Higginbotham EJ, Johnson CA, Keltner JL, Miller JP,
Parrish RK 2nd, Wilson MR, Gordon MO. The Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study: a
randomized trial determines that topical ocular hypotensive medication delays or
prevents the onset of primary open-angle glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002
Jun;120(6):701-13; discussion 829-30. PubMed PMID: 12049574.

32: Wilson MR. A need for innovation in glaucoma surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002
May;120(5):633. PubMed PMID: 12003614.

33: Wilson MR. Epidemiology in ophthalmology. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001
Sep;119(9):1374-5. PubMed PMID: 11545647.

34: Wilson MR. A new role for diode laser transscleral cyclophotocoagulation?
Arch Ophthalmol. 2001 Mar;119(3):424-5. PubMed PMID: 11231776.

35: Wilson MR, Mendis U, Smith SD, Paliwal A. Ahmed glaucoma valve implant vs
trabeculectomy in the surgical treatment of glaucoma: a randomized clinical
trial. Am J Ophthalmol. 2000 Sep;130(3):267-73. PubMed PMID: 11020403.

36: Hamush NG, Coleman AL, Wilson MR. Ahmed glaucoma valve implant for management
of glaucoma in Sturge-Weber syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol. 1999 Dec;128(6):758-60.
PubMed PMID: 10612515.

37: Wilson MR. Management of late bleb leaks. J Glaucoma. 1999 Aug;8(4):263-6.
PubMed PMID: 10464736.

38: Topouzis F, Coleman AL, Choplin N, Bethlem MM, Hill R, Yu F, Panek WC, Wilson
MR. Follow-up of the original cohort with the Ahmed glaucoma valve implant. Am J
1999 Aug;128(2):198-204. PubMed PMID: 10458176.

39: Lee BL, Gutierrez P, Gordon M, Wilson MR, Cioffi GA, Ritch R, Sherwood M,
Mangione CM. The Glaucoma Symptom Scale. A brief index of glaucoma-specific
symptoms. Arch Ophthalmol. 1998 Jul;116(7):861-6. PubMed PMID: 9682698.

40: Coleman AL, Mondino BJ, Wilson MR, Casey R. Clinical experience with the
Ahmed Glaucoma Valve implant in eyes with prior or concurrent penetrating
keratoplasties. Am J Ophthalmol. 1997 Jan;123(1):54-61. PubMed PMID: 9186097.

41: Baker RS, Wilson MR, Flowers CW Jr, Lee DA, Wheeler NC. Demographic factors
in a population-based survey of hospitalized, work-related, ocular injury. Am J
1996 Aug;122(2):213-9. PubMed PMID: 8694089.

42: Coleman AL, Hill R, Wilson MR, Choplin N, Kotas-Neumann R, Tam M, Bacharach
J, Panek WC. Initial clinical experience with the Ahmed Glaucoma Valve implant.
Am J Ophthalmol. 1995 Jul;120(1):23-31. Erratum in: Am J Ophthalmol. 1995
Nov;120(5):684. PubMed PMID: 7611326.


43: Ritch R, Wilson MR, Samples J. Management of iridocorneal endothelial
syndrome. J Glaucoma. 1994 Summer;3(2):154-9. PubMed PMID: 19920569.

44: Wilson MR, Khanna S. The value of different screening techniques for
glaucoma. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 1994 Apr;5(2):69-75. Review. PubMed PMID:

45: Wilson MR, Baker R. Prognostic factors for glaucoma filtration surgery. J
1993 Fall;2(3):223-6. PubMed PMID: 19920522.

46: Wilson MR. Efficacy and complications of full-thickness filters. J Glaucoma.
1993 Spring;2(1):75. PubMed PMID: 19920489.

47: Sanders RJ, Wilson MR. Diabetes-related eye disorders. J Natl Med Assoc. 1993
Feb;85(2):104-8. Review. PubMed PMID: 8441184; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2571850.

48: Wilson MR, Wooten F, Williams J. Frequency and characteristics of ocular
trauma in an urban population. J Natl Med Assoc. 1991 Aug;83(8):697-702. PubMed
PMID: 1956080; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2627119.

49: Singh G, Wilson MR, Foster CS. Long-term follow-up study of mitomycin eye
drops as adjunctive treatment of pterygia and its comparison with conjunctival
autograft transplantation. Cornea. 1990 Oct;9(4):331-4. PubMed PMID: 2078962.

50: Wilson MR. Epidemiological features of glaucoma. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 1990
Summer;30(3):153-60. Review. PubMed PMID: 2199384.