Caroline Baumal, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Caroline is a leading retina specialist who has been at the forefront of retina research and patient care for over 25 years. As chief medical officer, Caroline oversees medical affairs across Apellis’ full portfolio of retinal, rare disease, and neurological programs. Caroline serves as a professor of ophthalmology at New England Eye Center, Tufts Medical Center, specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. As a board-certified ophthalmologist, she has authored over 170 publications and has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards, including the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Crystal Apple Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Vit-Buckle Society. She also has been involved with research and clinical trials investigating novel therapies for retinal diseases. Caroline studied biochemistry at McGill University and received an M.D. from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her ophthalmology residency.