Clinical Advisory Board

Dr. Richard L. Lindstrom

Dr. Lindstrom, founder and attending surgeon of Minnesota Eye Consultants, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive and laser surgery. He has been at the forefront of ophthalmology's evolutionary changes throughout his career, as a recognized researcher, teacher, inventor, writer, lecturer and highly acclaimed physician and surgeon. Dr. Lindstrom graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota and completed his doctorate degree in medicine in 1972. Dr. Lindstrom holds 31 patents in ophthalmology and has designed a number of intraocular lenses and instruments that are used in clinical practices globally. A frequent lecturer throughout the world on cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, he has presented over 35 named lectures and keynote speeches before professional societies in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Lindstrom serves on a number of editorial boards, including JCRS, JRS and OSN where he is Chief Medical Editor. He has co-edited three books, published over 350 journal articles and 60 book chapters. His professional affiliations are extensive, including Global Education Director of the American Academy of Ophthalmology for refractive surgery, past President of the International Intraocular Implant club, past President of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and is a member of the American Ophthalmology Society.


Dr. Charles N. J. McGhee

Charles holds fellowships in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmology (UK), the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Scotland). Charles is a Senior Ophthalmic Surgeon at Auckland City Hospital and the Auckland Eye Institute. His clinical interests include corneal diseases such as keratoconus, inherited corneal dystrophies, corneal transplantation, cataract surgery and complex anterior segment surgery following trauma. He is one of the most experienced corneal surgeons in New Zealand and has performed more than 500 corneal transplantation procedures and Chairs the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists special interest group in cornea, contact lenses, and cataract and refractive surgery. Since 1999 he has been the Clinical Director of Ophthalmology for Auckland District Health Board that employs some 26 Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons providing services to the greater Auckland region. He has developed multi-disciplinary approaches to the delivery of ophthalmic care and is directly involved in teaching and assessment of the Therapeutic Optometry course provided by the University of Auckland . His ongoing research has a clinical bias towards aspects of corneal disease and cataract and refractive surgery. He has written or co-authored two books and more than 150 scientific papers, chapters and review articles on aspects of: infective keratitis, corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, ocular pathology, refractive laser surgery, in vivo confocal microscopy, and ocular therapeutics. He completed his PhD on aspects of excimer laser refractive surgery and corneal topography. He is Editor of the journal Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.

Dr. Thomas A. Mustoe

Thomas A. Mustoe, MD, FACS is a board certified Plastic Surgeon, by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is also board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, having completed residencies in both specialties. Dr. Mustoe received both his college and medical degrees from Harvard University with honors. He completed his otolaryngology and plastic surgery residencies at Harvard teaching hospitals (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Brigham and Women's Hospitals). He has coauthored more than 200 articles and book chapters, and lectured nationally and internationally on subjects of facial cosmetic and breast surgery. He has been named to multiple best doctor lists locally and nationally, and has appeared numerous times on television. He currently serves on multiple editorial boards for plastic surgery and surgical journals, and is a scientific advisor to the FDA and previously to National Cancer Institute. He is currently Professor and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University. Dr. Mustoe clinical practice is focused entirely on aesthetic surgery, particularly of the face and nose.


Dr. Thomas E. Serena MD FACS FAPWCA

Founder and Medical Director of the Penn North Centers for Advanced Wound Care is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William and Mary and Penn State Medical School.

He completed his residency in Surgery at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center with fellowship training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Southern Illinois University. He is a professor at Gannon University in Erie Pennsylvania where he has established a state-of-the-art research program including developed of a novel acute wound-healing model.

To date he has opened and operates fourteen wound care centers from New York City to Tulsa Oklahoma. Dr. Serena has been the lead or Principal investigator in over 35 clinical trials, including testing blood platelets, antimicrobial dressings, growth factors, topical and parenteral antibiotics and bi-layered cell therapy. As a result of the overwhelming demand for his services as a researcher, he founded the NewBridge Medical Research Corporation, a non-profit corporation (501(c)3) dedicated to advancing the science of wound healing.

He is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of wound healing: He has 75 published papers and has given more than 175 invited lectures through out the world. He consults for numerous wound care industrial partners in the development of new products for the wound care space. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Wound Healing Society and recently was an author on four of the national guidelines for the treatment of chronic wounds. He is also on the board of directors of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care.

Scientific Co-Founders