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Calvin Roberts, M.D.

Program Manager, Health Science Futures

Dr. Calvin Roberts joined ARPA-H in September 2023 from Lighthouse Guild International, where he is the president and chief executive officer. Lighthouse Guild is a not-for-profit organization that provides programs and services to people who are blind or visually impaired. Previously, he was the chief medical officer for the global eye care company Bausch + Lomb. For the past 40 years, Roberts has also served as a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Roberts is a renowned ophthalmic surgeon who specializes in laser and transplant eye surgeries. He has led the development of various pharmaceuticals, devices, and diagnostic equipment for ophthalmology, and hosts the podcast series “On Tech and Vision” – where innovators discuss how rapidly evolving assistive technology creates equity among those who are visually impaired. Roberts received his medical degree from Columbia University, completed an internship and ophthalmology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and conducted cornea fellowships at Massachusetts Eye and Infirmary and the Schepens Eye Institute.