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Secretary for Knowledge Base Development

Nerad 2012Jeffrey A. Nerad, MD

Dr. Nerad has served as the Academy's secretary for ophthalmic knowledge since 2008. He is active on several education committees within the Academy, including BCSC panels, the Self-Assessment Committee and the Focal Points editorial board.

Dr. Nerad completed medical school and residency training at St. Louis University. Dr. Nerad did fellowship training in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Nerad specializes in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Cincinnati Eye Institute and is considered an international expert in treating orbital diseases. Prior to his arrival, he held the position of professor of ophthalmology and otolaryngology at the University of Iowa in Iowa Cit for more than 20 years. At the university, he was the director of the oculoplastic and orbital surgery service, where he performed more than 1,000 surgeries each year. In 2008, he was awarded the Fuerste professorship of ophthalmology for his patient care, teaching and research. During his career as a surgeon and educator, Dr. Nerad has trained hundreds of resident and fellow physicians who now practice throughout the world.

Dr. Nerad is board certified in ophthalmology. He is a member of the American and European societies of oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons and the prestigious Orbital Society. He is currently president-elect of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Nerad has been awarded the Honor and Senior Honor Awards by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and been named among the best doctors in America for 20 years. Dr. Nerad has published more than 100 scientific papers on a wide variety of topics related to eyelid and orbital surgery. He serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals. He has authored or coauthored several textbooks that are among the most widely referred to texts in his area. His latest textbook is Techniques in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, released in 2009. He is a sought-after lecturer nationally and has lectured in more than 30 countries across the globe.

He is married and the proud father of two daughters.