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Jordan Kassalow      

CEO, VisionSpring

Dr. Kassalow is Founder and CEO of VisionSpring, providing leadership and expertise to its global operations. He is also the founder of the Global Health Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he served as an Adjunct Senior Fellow from 1999-2004, and co-founder of Scojo New York. Prior to his position at the Council, he served as Director of the Onchocerciasis Division at Helen Keller International. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Jerusalem Foundation, on the Medical Advisory Board of Helen Keller International, and is a Ashoka Global Health Fellow. The recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, The Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship, and The Draper Richards Foundation Fellowship. Dr. Kassalow received his Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry and completed his Fellowship in Preventive Ophthalmology and his Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Kassalow continues to see patients part time at the optometric practice of Drs. Farkas, Kassalow and Resnick. Visit them at


VisionSpring Cofounder Jordan Kassalow On Why Two Million ...

Editor's Note: Jordan Kassalow is cofounder and chairman of VisionSpring, and has more than 20 years of experience providing eye care to the world's poor.

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