Zaiba Malik M.D. is a board- certified Ophthalmologist, specializing in comprehensive, cataract, and global
ophthalmology. After attending medical school at the University of Miami, she completed her internship and ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in 2005. She has experience in both academics and private practice. She is currently an attending at Kettering Hospital in Dayton, involved with resident education and training. In addition to clinical practice, she is a Medical Director and Therapeutic Lead at Medpace, a global CRO, providing full service clinical development to biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. She is sought out by small biotechs to consult as a strategic lead for drug development teams due to her ability to effectively design protocols in ophthalmology trials that meet regulatory rigor, distinguish the product from its competitive landscape, and make meaningful improvements in patients’ treatments.
Dr. Malik has been serving as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Surgery Department at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine since 2008. She participates in the global health education advisory, the scholarship in medicine, and the medical school admissions committees. She is passionate about global health and conducts yearly humanitarian camps mostly partnering with NGOs to provide cataract surgery to economically underserved areas. She believes in engaging all stakeholders to share resources and strategies in a more collaborative and sustainable
approach to global eye care delivery.
Dr. Malik currently has several professional affiliations, board positions, and involvement in societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic World Leaders, ORBIS, and Women in Ophthalmology. She recently was appointed to the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Global Education and Outreach Committee and is a course instructor for the Academy’s annual meeting. She has authored numerous publications in the field of ophthalmology and speaks nationally and internationally on sustainable global health, professional development,
nonclinical careers, and leadership.
Her professional honors and awards include the AAO Achievement Award, Excellence in the Field of Ophthalmology, Women Leads Award, YWCA Outstanding Women of Achievement Award, and The Ophthalmologists 2021 Power List of Top 100 Women in Ophthalmology.