• 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


    2014 LEO Award Recipients

    Mary A Ahluwalia, MD Mary Patricia Lange MD
    Shadi Mohammad Mansour Al-Hrafsheh, MBBS James F Lawler MD
    William C Albert MD Dung Q Le, MD
    Abdal Salam H Alwan MD Juan F Lebron MD
    Brad G Anstadt MD Frank F Lee, DO
    Dennis J Arinella MD James H Lee MD
    Vivien Au, DO Steven I Leff MD
    Mark C Austin MD Melissa Leung MD
    Roger E Bassin MD Eileen R Lilley MD
    Kevin R Baxter, DO Josh P Litwin MD
    Thomas L Beardsley MD Cereesa E Longest MD
    Richard R Beauchemin Jr MD Fernando Lopez MD
    Adam P Beck MD Nelson N Lopez, DO
    Fay L Bennett MD Tina C Lucas-Glass MD
    Gary D Bergman MD Priscilla K Luke MD
    Ronald H Bergman MD Sajid Malik MD
    Shauna E Berry, DO Theodore E Margo MD
    Mark William Beyer, DO George L Mayo MD
    Harit K. Bhatt MD Daniel R McCormack, DO
    Glen A Bolliger MD Thomas W McGuire MD
    Diane E Boone MD Diane F McKenzie MD
    Michael J Borodkin MD Leanne M Molia MD
    Todd E Brittain, DO Jacob A Mong, DO
    Mark S Brown MD Benjamin S Monson, DO
    Joshua S Burke, DO Alexei L Moraczewski MD
    David G Burket MD Lyle Moses MD
    Christina Butera, M.D Sally Murad-Kejbou, DO
    Vern J Campbell MD Marjorie A Murphy MD
    John Capino MD Matthew E Norman MD FACS
    Tracy D Carter, DO Henry S O'Halloran MBBCh
    Mont Jay Cartwright MD Stephen M Oddo MD
    Robert J Champer MD PhD Geremie Palombaro, DO
    Annie Chang MD John N Palumbo MD
    Kamran I Chaudhri MD George I Papastergiou MD
    Ronni M Chen MD Neha N Patel MD
    Famin Chou MD James T Patten MD
    David B Christie MD Donald Ray Peavy MD
    Amy E Ciccio MD Scott D Pendergast MD
    Nathaniel A Cleaveland, DO Raz D Penmatcha MD
    Sara J Creekmore, DO Tanya Danielle Perich, DO
    Michael J Crews MD Thomas P Petrie, DO
    Elizabeth Daher MD Kien T Phung, MD
    Jack S Daubert MD Phelan G Piehota, DO
    Wayne E Davis, DO Aryeh L Pollack MD
    Daniel F DeBartolo MD Matthew Pomykala, MD
    Michael E Deitz MD Anthony C Porretta MD
    Oksana Maria Demediuk MD FACS Ying Qian MD PhD
    David Diaz-Valle MD PhD Edward J Quinlan MD
    Kendall R Dobbins, MD Jeffrey A Quitman MD
    Emilio Dorronzoro, MD Barry Rabin MD
    Dion J Dulay MD Anand P Rajani, DO
    John A Duvall MD David J Rawlinson, DO
    Nancy I Fan-Paul MD MPH William J Reinhart MD
    Thomas F Findlan DO Maureen Seeley Richards MD
    Jason T Flicker MD Shawn F Riley MD
    Mark S Flugman MD Jeffrey D Robinson MD
    Steven B Flynn MD PhD Casey Rogers MD
    Seth D Fox, DO Pearl S Rosenbaum MD
    Ronald B Frenkel MD Howard H Rosenblum MD
    Walter I Fried MD PhD Deborah Rosenthal MD FACS
    Jeffrey Samuel Frieling MD Jonathan Rosin MD
    Omar Gayasaddin, DO David Rubaltelli MD
    Grant Geske D.O., FOCOO Lindsay Rose Rubin, MD
    Emmanouil Gkogkos MD Bradley Ruff MD
    Victor H Gonzalez MD Ryan B Rush MD
    Lawrence W Gordon MD Monali V Sakhalkar MD
    Robert W Graham, DO Luis R Santiago MD
    Jack Greenberg MD Charlotte Page Saxby MD
    Paul B Greenberg MD Thomas S Shane MD
    Aaron N Grossman MD Shivanand J Sheth, MS, DOMS, FICO
    Gayle A Grossman-Alweiss MD Veeral Sheth MD
    Thomas J Gustaferro MD David R Simon MD PhD FACS
    Matthew Richard Guymon, DO James Robert Singer, DO
    Elizabeth Ann Hansen MD Anthony J Smith III, MD
    Sohail J Hasan MD PhD Melanie Foley Smith, MD
    Molly M Hastings MD David Speiser MD
    Nolan P Hathaway MD Jeffrey A Spitzer MD
    David W Hayes DO Matthew J Starr, MD
    Matthew A Heller, DO Nicholas Stathopoulos MD
    James W Heroman MD Lance P Steahly MD FACS
    David S Hoffman MD Edward K Stevenson, DO
    James N Holliday MD PhD Daniel M Stingl MD
    Karl H Holling MD Adam M Strittmatter, DO
    Bernadette M Hromin, MD Joseph S Sturm MD
    Kevin W Hulseberg MD Phillip J Suffridge MD
    Camille M Hylton MD Sheila K Sullivan, DO
    Azra Idrizovic, DO Paul P Svitra MD
    Kathryn E Ireland, DO, MBA Troy M Tanji MD
    Jon S Jacobson MD Susan Jane Taub MD
    Mark A Johnson MD PA Rachel A Tesser MD
    Richard R Johnson MD Gary E Torbey DO
    Peter G Jones MD Gail L Torkildsen MD
    Stephen A Jones, DO Daniel S Tresley MD
    Nissim Joseph MD Michael J Trynosky MD
    Frank Juhant MD James F Twist MD
    Marybeth E Kapp MD Jila S Waikhom MD
    Raffi D Karapetian, DO Silas L Wang MD
    Troy M Karlik DO Naomie Jean-Kraus Warner, DO
    Clint W Kellogg, DO Matthew A Weinstein, DO
    William J Kelly MD Todd D Williamson DO
    Esther S Kim MD Eric J Wolf MD FACS
    Abha B Kumar MD Joseph James Young MD
    Paul A Kurz MD Bavand Youssefzadeh DO
    Sheridan Lam MD Dylan L Yu MD
    Kathleen A Lamping MD Brenda Kaufman Zureick MD