Members of the Board of Regents govern the direction and organization of WPO. Members are elected bi-annually by WPO members.


Daniel Durrie, M.D.

Title: WPO Chairman

Dr. Durrie received his medical doctorate and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Nebraska, graduating with distinction. Post residency, he completed a Corneal Fellowship with Filkins Eye Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. He is a board certified ophthalmologist and serves as a clinical professor and Director of Refractive Surgery Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Durrie is an active member of the medical advisory boards of 28 ophthalmic companies. He serves on the board for Ocular Surgery News as Section Editor, The Journal of Corneal and Refractive Surgery, Review of Ophthalmology andRefractive Eye Care for Ophthalmologists. Dr. Durrie’s passion is research. He has participated in over 150 FDA clinical studies and continually conducts his own research to refine and enhance the individual outcomes for the patient. In addition, Dr. Durrie trains surgeons from around the world on new surgical procedures and techniques.