Keith Lane

Executive Director and Therapeutic Area Head, Ora, Inc.


With Ora since 2003, Keith Lane has dedicated his career to ophthalmology. As Executive Director and Therapeutic Area Head, Keith leads clinical operations and regulatory strategy activities of Ora’s Posterior Segment division.

Prior to his current role, Keith held several senior management positions, including leading Ora’s Research & Development department where he directed the creation and validation of clinical models, endpoints, and trial processes for nearly a decade. Keith also led the development, launch, clinical operations, and regulatory strategy of Ora’s Visual Navigation Challenge (Ora-VNC™). This mobility course is used as a functional endpoint in clinical trials worldwide to evaluate gene therapies targeting inherited retinal diseases.

Keith has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has spoken at many industry conferences. He also holds a number of patents on techniques, formulations, and research methods. Keith earned a Health Sector Management Master of Business Development with honors from the Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.