BiographyDr. Louis J. ("Lou) Catania is an internationally acclaimed educator, a recognized expert in eye care, health care, AI, and disruptive technologies in bioscience. He has authored over 160 journal articles and 9 textbooks including Primary Care of the Anterior Segment from Appleton and Lange which received Baron's Five Star (highest) rating for medical textbooks. He is currently a Senior Clinical Associate with Nicolitz Eye Consultants, a multispecialty ophthalmology group in Jacksonville, FL, United States. He is a lecturer with the Department of Continuing Education, University of North Florida, United States and a visiting Professor at College of Health Sciences, Salus University, United States. Over his 52-year clinical and academic career he has expanded his professional scope through postdoctoral studies in artificial intelligence, immunology, and genetics. He has been awarded two Honorary Doctor of Science degrees, named Distinguished Faculty Scholar, State University of New York College of Optometry, inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame (2016); Myers Honorary Lecturer at Ohio State University (2017) and commencement speaker and honorary Doctor of Science degree from Salus University (2019).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Eye care, healthcare, immunology, genetics, artificial intelligence
Environment/nature (Sea Turtle Patrol)
Volunteer guide for National Parks Service, Timucuan Preserve, FL