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Past President

Kenneth D. Tuck, MDKenneth D. Tuck, MD

Dr. Tuck has served on the Academy's board of trustees since 1994 as trustee-at-large 1994 to 1998 and as president in 2000. He has been an energetic presence in the Academy for more than 20 years, having served as a board member of the Foundation, member of the council, state affairs committee, committee on organizational design, long range planning committee, nominating committee and OPHTHPAC.

In 1992, he was elected an alternate delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association and in 1999 as a delegate. In 2000, the board of trustees appointed him to serve on the board of AMPAC, the political action committee of the American Medical Association.

His interest in blindness prevention projects with the developing world was stimulated by the Academy’s Foundation initiatives. He expanded that interest to include Rotary International. He has served at various levels within the organization, including internationally as chair of the Rotary Action Group for Blindness Prevention.

A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Tuck received his medical degree in 1958 from University of Virginia and interned at the Cleveland Metropolitan General. He served two years with USPHS in San Francisco 1959-1961, and completed a residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1964.

Dr. Tuck, a private practitioner in comprehensive ophthalmology, is known for his advocacy efforts on behalf of ophthalmologists and all physicians in his home state of Virginia. President of the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology from 1984 to 1986, he was instrumental in creating the organization's political action committee, which led to an invitation to chair the Medical Society of Virginia's state legislative committee. He joined the Society's board of directors in 1990, and was elected president in 1996 -- the first ophthalmologist to hold the post.