Lanning B. Kline, MD was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta and graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. He served an internship at Duke University Department of Medicine and a residency in the Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Kline completed fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida.
Dr. Kline has been a faculty member in the University of Alabama-Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology since 1979. In 1998, he became Professor and Chairman of the department, and in 2000 was appointed to the EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology. He served in that capacity until 2011. Dr. Kline is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. He recently celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary with his wife, Ricki. Their two children, Aaron and Evelyn, are both professionally employed in California. Rod Foroozan, MD completed his residency training in ophthalmology and fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an associate professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Foroozan is the current chair of the Basic and Clinical Sciences Course Section 5: Neuro-Ophthalmology with the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also the current editor-in-chief of International Ophthalmology Clinics.