ISRS Awards: Overview

Each year, ISRS awards members for their special contributions to the ISRS, as well as their dedication to the field.

2013 ISRS Award Recipients:

  • José Barraquer Lecture and Award: Dr. Dimitri Azar (United States)
  • Casebeer Award: Dr. Osama Ibrahim (Egypt)
  • Founders’ Award: Dr. Vikentia Katsanevaki (Greece)
  • Kritzinger Memorial Award: Dr. Renato Ambrosio Jr. (Brazil)
  • Lans Distinguished Award: Dr. Damien Gatinel (France)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Joseph Colin (France)
  • Troutman Prize: Dr. David Smadja (France)
  • Presidential Recognition Award: Drs. William Fishkind (United States) and George Beiko (Canada)

Awards: José Barraquer Lecture and Award

The José I. Barraquer Lecture and Award honors a physician who has made significant contributions in the field of refractive surgery during his or her career. This individual exemplifies the character and scientific dedication of Dr. José I. Barraquer; known as one of the founding fathers of refractive surgery.

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Recent Recipients:

2014: Dr. Doyle Stulting
2013: Dr. Dimitri Azar
2012: Dr. Gunther Grabner
2011: Dr. Francis Price Jr.
2010: Dr. Stephen Klyce
2009: Dr. Jorge Alio

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Awards: Casebeer Award

The Casebeer Award recognizes an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to refractive surgery through nontraditional research and development activities.

Read about Dr. J. Charles Casebeer

Recent Recipients:

2013: Dr. Osama Ibrahim
2012: Dr. Zoltan Nagy
2011: Dr. David Hardten
2010: Dr. Amar Agarwal
2009: Dr. Donald Tan
2008: Dr. Graham Barrett

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Awards: Founder's Award

The Founder's Award recognizes the vision and spirit of the Society's founders by honoring an ISRS member who has made extraordinary contributions to the growth and advancement of the Society and its mission.

Recent Recipients:

2013: Dr. Vikentia Katsanevaki
2012: Alaa M. ElDanasoury
2011: Dr. Francesco Carones
2010: Dr. Akef El-Maghraby
2009: Dr. George O. Waring III
2008: Dr. Jack T. Holladay

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Awards: Kritzinger Memorial Award

The Kritzinger Memorial Award recognizes an individual who embodies the clinical, educational, and investigative qualities of Dr. Michiel Kritzinger, who advanced the international practice of refractive surgery.

Read about Dr. Michiel S. Kritzinger

Recent Recipients:

2013: Dr. Renato Ambrosio Jr.
2012: Dr. Dan Reinstein
2011: Dr. J. Bradley Randleman
2010: Dr. Stephen Brint
2009: Dr. Alaa M. ElDanasoury
2008: Dr. Gustavo Tamayo

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Awards: Lans Distinguished Award

The Lans Distinguished Lecturer Award honors Dr. Leendert J. Lans. Given annually, the award is given to an individual who has made innovative contributions to the field of refractive surgery, especially in the correction of astigmatism.

Read about Dr. Leendert J. Lans

Recent Recipients:

2013: Dr. Damien Gatinel
2012: Dr. Noel Alpins
2011: Dr. A. John Kanellopoulos
2010: Dr. Kazuo Tsubota
2009: Dr. Dimitri Azar
2008: Dr. Ronald R. Krueger

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Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an ISRS member who has made significant and internationally recognized contributions to the advancement of refractive surgery over his or her career.

Recent Recipients:

2013: Dr. Joseph Colin
2012: Dr. Jorge Alio
2011: Dr. Lucio Buratto
2010: Dr. Charles Munnerlyn
2009: Dr. John Marshall
2008: Dr. Stephen Trokel

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Awards: Richard C. Troutman Prize

The Richard C. Troutman MD DSc (Hon) Troutman Prize recognizes the scientific merit of a young author publishing in the Journal of Refractive Surgery. This prize honors Richard C. Troutman, MD, DSc (Hon).

Read about Dr. Richard C. Troutman

Recent Recipients:

2013: Dr. David Smadja
2012: Dr. Marcony R. Santhiago
2011: Dr. Bruno M. Fontes
2010: Dr. Jens Bühren
2009: Dr. Canan Asli Utine
2008: Dr. José Luis Rodriguez-Prats

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Awards: Presidential Recognition Award

The Presidential Recognition Award is a special award which honors the recipient's dedication and contributions to the field of refractive surgery and to the ISRS.

Recent Recipients:

2013: Drs. Wiilliam Fishkind and George Beiko
2012: Drs. David F. Chang and Roger F. Steinert
2011: Dr. Jack T. Holladay
2010: Dr. George O. Waring III
2009: Drs. Guy M. Kezirian and Steven E. Wilson
2008: Dr. José L. Güell and Ms. Ana Maria Torres

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