The Team

Who We Are

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Chris Epperson

Ophthalmic Medical Technician &

Director of Operations

Chris has an extensive background in the medical field, working nearly 18 years in Sports Medicine, he has worked in a variety of aspects. From High school sports, to college, to the professional level. He also has worked in Physical Therapy and operated a clinic before. He has worked with Real Salt Lake, The Blaze, The Jazz, The Grizz and many other professional teams. Eventually joining the University of Utah Health Ophthalmology department at the Moran Eye Center in 2019. Gaining degrees and accolades in his field from; Utah State University Eastern, University of Michigan, University of Oklahoma, Utah Valley University, and the University of Utah. 

Dr. Barbara Wirostko

Barbara M. Wirostko, MD, FARVO, is Moran’s Resident Research Director and Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering. She is board-certified ophthalmologist, glaucoma specialist, and a Fellow of The Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

As a serial entrepreneur for biotech startups, she has received millions in grants as the principal investigator (PI) for funding from the Department of Defense and National Science Foundation.

Her research interest is in novel glaucoma therapeutics, sustained delivery of therapeutics for ocular pathologies, and better understanding the genetics and associated systemic diseases of exfoliative syndrome, a common cause of open-angle glaucoma.

Dr. Wirostko has scored in the top 10 percent nationwide for patient satisfaction. Her honors include Moran’s Clinical Faculty of the Year Award in 2015 and the Third Annual Distinguished Alumni Award from the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University.

Her professional and scientific experience includes serving on the editorial boards for Ophthalmology Glaucoma, Acta Ophthalmologica, and Journal of Glaucoma. She’s an active committee member for ARVO and a scientific advisor for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, The Glaucoma Foundation, and the Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Dr. Wirostko’s numerous grants include a new two-year project funded by a BrightFocus Foundation National Glaucoma Research award of nearly $180,000. The research project, “Prognostic Factors and Predictive Markers of Progression to Exfoliation Glaucoma in Exfoliation Syndrome,” will include a multi-disciplinary team of experts. She will serve as co-PI with Karen Curtin, PhD, MStat, with the Utah Population Database.

Chief Medical Consultant & Co-founder

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Paul Margolis

Founder & CEO

Harvard educated, Paul has had a great deal of success in starting and maintaining businesses. Understanding the inter-workings of how business are managed and controlled are vital to improving their bottom line and taking care of their clients. Paul works with software, medical and Internet companies to build value and achieve greater success. He has been a successful Founder, CEO, venture capitalist and private equity professional. "The combination gives me the ability to look at businesses from a management and investment point of view. I have found this experience to be very helpful both in evaluating and managing companies. I love building companies and continue to have passion for achieving success with a great team."

Tiesha Epperson

Operations Manager

Tiesha joined the team to help to formulate and implement logistical answers to the challenges generated by MyEYES and the services it provides. Working in the medical field, in both general practice, specialty and pediatrics, she has gained valuable knowledge. With her coding and specialty skills she has been able to gain inside knowledge of how systems work and the integration of those systems to direct the best outcomes possible.

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