The Vit-Buckle Society provides an open forum that mentors developing vitreoretinal surgeons, nurtures innovative surgical technologies and therapeutic approaches for retinal diseases, and fosters best practices.


  • Audina M. Berrocal, MD

  • R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc, FACS

  • Royce W.S. Chen, MD

  • Jorge Fortun, MD

  • Geeta A. Lalwani, MD

  • R. Ross Lakhanpal, MD

  • Charles W. Mango, MD

  • Anton Orlin, MD

  • Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD

  • Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD


  • Thomas Albini, MD

  • John W. Kitchens, MD

  • Derek Kunimoto, MD, JD

  • Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD

  • VBS Executive Committee

    • Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD: President
    • R. Ross Lakhanpal, MD: Immediate Past President
    • Charles W. Mango, MD: VP, Secretary
    • Anton Orlin, MD: VP, Treasurer
    • Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD: VP, Annual Academic Program
    • Geeta A. Lalwani, MD: VP, Corporate Relations
    • Vacant: VP, Digital Relations
    • Vacant: VP, Diversity
    • Mrinali Gupta, MD: VP, Education
    • Derek Kunimoto, MD, JD: VP, Governance & Compliance
    • Camila Ventura, MD, PhD: VP, International
    • Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD: VP, Membership
    • Audina M. Berrocal, MD: VP, Social Events
    • Royce W.S. Chen, MD: VP, Trainee Mentorship
    • Jay Sridhar, MD: VP, Website & Information Technology
    • Andrew Schimel, MD: VP, Wellness
  • VBS Finance Committee

    • Anton Orlin, MD (Chair)
    • R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc, FACS
    • Derek Kunimoto, MD, JD
    • Geeta A. Lalwani, MD
    • Charles W. Mango, MD
    • Andrew Schimel, MD
  • VBS Bylaws Writing Committee

    • Anton Orlin, MD
    • Derek Kunimoto, MD, JD
    • R. Ross Lakhanpal, MD
    • Charles W. Mango, MD
    • Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD

VBS Leadership Awards

Our prestigious members are often honored with awards and accolades. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments!

Charles Wykoff, MD

ASRS Presidents’ Young Investigator Award, 2020

The Presidents' Young Investigator Award was established to honor past leaders of ASRS. It serves as a means to nurture the development of the next generation of retina leaders and encourage researchers to undertake investigative work in critical areas of retinal diseases that may one day lead to meaningful improvements in patients’ lives.

The award is given in recognition of an outstanding paper published during the past year and other accomplishments of the investigator that signal potential for impactful contributions to the field in the future. Learn More

Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD

ASRS Senior Honor Award

The Honor Points Program recognizes ASRS members for their time and contributions to the scientific programs of the Annual Meeting. Members who have earned 20 or more points are eligible to receive a Senior Honor Award to recognize those ASRS members who have demonstrated significant continued participation in the Annual Meetings. Learn more

Audina Berrocal, MD

ASRS Crystal Apple Award, 2018

The Crystal Apple is a special recognition presented to an ASRS member who has gone to great lengths to advance the education and professional development of young vitreoretinal specialists. Learn more

VBS Supports

VBS supports the Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring (MOM) program. This endeavor seeks to attract qualified, under-represented minority medical and undergraduate students into ophthalmology. To find out more, please visit MOM at