Julia A. Haller (Gottsch) is Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Wills Eye Hospital, the William Tasman, MD Endowed Chair and Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. After Harvard Medical School, she trained at Johns Hopkins for residency and fellowship, directed the Hopkins retina fellowship and held both the Katharine Graham and Robert Welch Chairs there. One of the world’s most renowned retina surgeons, Haller has published over 350 scientific articles and book chapters, with research interests in retinal pharmacology, diabetic retinopathy, macular degenerations, and health care disparities. Among her many leadership roles, she is president of the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation, Chair of the Society of Heed Fellows, past president of the Retina Society, and a founder of Women in Retina. A Director of Celgene Corporation and past trustee of Princeton University and the Bryn Mawr School, she serves on the boards of the Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. She and her husband, John D. Gottsch, MD, are the parents of John, Natalie, Will, Alex and Clare.