Following 25 years in clinical practice, Dr. Talamo became the chief medical officer at Ocular Therapeutix. Subsequently, Dr. Talamo served as the chief medical officer and worldwide vice president of clinical and medical affairs at Johnson and Johnson Vision, where he helped lead the integration of Abbott Medical Optics.
Leadership and new business development roles in healthcare delivery have played a prominent role in Dr. Talamo’s career. In the 1990s he led 3 clinical divisions at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE), a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital. In 1996, he founded and served for 6 years as medical director of The Laser Eye Center of Boston, the first network of private laser vision correction centers in New England. From 1995 to 2014 he owned and managed a highly successful private medical practice. In 2005, he helped found and then served for over a decade as a board director and medical director of Surgisite Boston LLC, an ophthalmology-only ASC that grew rapidly to 60+ staff surgeons performing more than 12,000 surgical procedures annually.
Recognized for his clinical research and teaching expertise, Dr. Talamo is a past recipient of Honor and Senior Achievement awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as past chairman of the program committee of the New England Ophthalmological Society, the largest regional ophthalmological society in the U.S. Dr. Talamo has authored over 80 original peer-reviewed publications, two textbooks, and lectures world-wide on topics related to corneal disease, cataract and refractive surgery.