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David Bingaman

David Bingaman, DVM, Ph.D., Diplomate ACVO

Chief Development Officer

More than thirty years ago, Dr. David Bingaman launched his career with a passion for translational sciences and clinical development. He was eager to accelerate the pace of ophthalmic discovery by connecting laboratory and preclinical science with human clinical trials, and he has been devoted to ophthalmology ever since.

Dr. Bingaman’s expertise spans the full ophthalmic product development life cycle and all therapeutic subspecialties. He puts that broad knowledge to use as Chief Development Officer of Ora, where he oversees all clinical and non-clinical activities that directly impact customers around the world. With Dr. Bingaman’s background and leadership, Ora continues to elevate customer, patient, and partner experiences while delivering outstanding development programs.

Before joining Ora, Dr. Bingaman served in large, public entities and small, privately held biotechnology companies. Prior employers include Alcon Laboratories, Alcon/Novartis, PanOptica, and, most recently, Oculis, where he held the role of Vice President and Head of Global Clinical Development. His many career accomplishments include establishing programs to study vision diseases with unmet medical needs, leading numerous successful clinical and non-clinical ophthalmic development strategies for early- and late-phase programs, and serving as a collaborative, humble thought leader in the global ophthalmic space.

Dr. Bingaman is a board-certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist with a PhD in ocular angiogenesis, a patent-holder, author, and speaker. Dr. Bingaman obtained his veterinary medical degree (DVM) with honors from Washington State University. He completed a Small Animal Medicine & Surgery internship and residency in Ophthalmology at Purdue’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Dr. Bingaman earned his PhD through a joint Clinical Investigator program between Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Retina-Vitreous Service within Indiana University’s Department of Ophthalmology. He also was a Grayson Retina Research Fellow at Indiana University. Dr. Bingaman is an active member and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (D. ACVO).