• The Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist (LEO) Continuing Education Recognition Award is annually presented to Academy members in recognition of their ongoing participation in the Academy’s education programs and publications.

    The Academy’s LEO Award has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as qualifying for reciprocity with their Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). The Academy was the first national medical specialty society to arrange for this benefit on behalf of its members.

    Criteria for LEO Award Eligibility

    • Minimum of 150 AAO CME credits earned during a 3-year period from July 1 through June 30
    • Must have claimed CME credit for at least 1 Annual Meeting or reported ProVision product credit during the three year time period
    • Must not have been a LEO Award recipient during the same 3 year date range
    • Must be an active member of AAO and AMA

    International members may be interested in the International Ophthalmologist Education Award and the International Scholar Award


    2013 LEO Award Recipients

    Marc A. Abrams, MD, PhD

    Michael A. Alterman, DO

    Joel M. Arbisser, MD

    Paul F. Armstrong, MD

    Lynette M. Baez-Torres, MD

    Patricia S. Bainter, MD

    Vincent P. Basilice, MD

    John A. Beneke, MD

    Bari Michele Brandt, MD

    Sheldon M. Buzney, MD

    Thomas P. Campbell, MD

    Brian J. Carey, MD

    Kevin D. Clark, MD

    Harold W. Climenhaga, MD

    Hardeep S. Dhindsa, MD

    David Kevin Diskin, MD

    R. Philip Doss, MD, FACS

    Yelena Doych, MD

    Frank L. Emert Jr, MD

    Paul Frank, MD

    Jonathan M. Freilich, MD

    Ronald Eric P. Frenkel, MD

    Marc D. Garden, MD

    Charles W. Garrett III, MD

    Sidney K. Gicheru, MD

    Dean S. Glaros, MD

    Leslie P. Goldberg, MD

    John S. Greco Jr., MD

    David S. Grey, MD

    Neil David Gross, MD

    David G. Heidemann, MD

    Linda Huang, MD

    Leon J. Huppert, MD

    Nauman R. Imami, MD

    Lawrence Joseph Jaeger, MD

    Brian H. Jewart, MD

    Leroy Johnson, MD

    Wendy A. Klein, MD

    Ramesh M. Kode, MD

    Daniel B. Kozlow, MD

    Howard J. Kushnick, MD

    Paul J. Lee, MD

    Tac Z. Lee, MD

    Robert Lewen, MD

    Junping Li, MD, PhD

    Shann B. Lin, MD

    Lisa J. Linder, MD

    Norman H. Liu, MD

    Eric Lothes, MD

    Molly J. Mannschreck, MD

    Matthew J. Marano Jr, MD

    Robert W. Mason, MD

    John D. Mastrobattista, MD

    John Matthews, MD

    Thomas McCauley, MD

    Alan D. Mendelsohn, MD

    Kevin B. Miller, MD

    Andrew A. Mohammed, MD

    Issac Moradi, MD

    Michael L. Mund, MD, FACS

    Hunter W. Norris, MD

    Sung K. Or, DO

    Sarit M. Patel, MD

    Sagun J. Pendse, MD

    Velimir Petrovic, MD

    Thu Thien Pham, MD

    Margaret K. Poulos, MD

    Sundhar R. Ramasamy, MD

    Chittaranjan V. Reddy, MD

    Alexander Glen Rico, MD

    Eric L. Roberts, MD

    J. Peter Roll, MD

    Steven I. Rosenfeld, MD, FACS

    Edward Rubinchik, MD

    John J. Ryan, MD

    Hal R. Schwartzstein, MD

    William Abe Segal, MD

    Dara L. Shahon, MD

    Jonathan A. Sheindlin, MD

    Liliya Shevchenko, DO

    Y. Victor Shin, MD

    Rita Singh-Parikshak, MD

    Regina Smolyak, MD

    Renée Solomon, MD

    Mitchell E. Stein, MD

    Scott X. Stevens, MD

    Anil U. Swami, MD

    Lorinda Dawn Teicher, MD

    Edmond H. Thall, MD

    Tanu O. Thomas, MD

    Christine M. Thorne, MD

    Anisa B. Threlkeld, MD

    Irene Tsironis, MD

    Tina D. Turner, MD

    David J. Valent, DO

    William N. White II, MD

    Joseph F. Woschitz, MD

    Hsushi Yeh, MD

    Robert Zoltan, MD