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About the Academy
International Trustee-at-Large

martin webFrank J. Martin, MD

Dr. Martin serves on the Academy's Board of Trustees as an international trustee. He has been a member of the Academy since 1978 and has served on the Global Advisors Committee since 2010. Dr. Martin is a past president of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and currently serves on the APAO Advisory committee. He is a past President of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). Dr. Martin has had a long-standing commitment to the development of ophthalmology in the Asia-Pacific region, as well the teaching and training of ophthalmologists in Australia and New Zealand. Over many years, he has worked closely with the ophthalmic industry in ensuring their role in the success of major ophthalmic industry events.

In 2001, Dr. Martin was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to medicine – particularly in the field of ophthalmology as a clinician, teacher and administrator. He served as joint Secretary-General and Chairman of the Scientific Program Committee of the International Congress of Ophthalmology (WOC) in Sydney in 2002. In September 2009, the New South Wales (Australia) Government appointed Dr. Martin as a Business Events Sydney Ambassador in recognition of his longstanding commitment to promoting Sydney as a business events destination.

Dr. Martin sub-specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and is the inaugural President of the Asia-Pacific Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. He also serves as the president of the International Strabismus Association, and is a member of the International Council of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Martin works in private practice in Sydney, and is a Clinical Professor at the University of Sydney. He holds appointments as a visiting ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney Children's Hospital, and the Children's Hospital at Westmead.


Direct Financial Relationships with Industry

Company and Role Amount Received
Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Consultant/Advisor >$10,000