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Daniel M. Albert, M.D., Named Distinguished Senior Editor of Ophthalmology Journal

07/03/2013   10:30:04 AM

SAN FRANCISCO – The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced that Daniel M. Albert, M.D., has been appointed to the role of Distinguished Senior Editor of its official journal, Ophthalmology. Dr. Albert joins the editorial board after serving 20 years as Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Ophthalmology.

Dr. Albert is the author of numerous publications, most dealing with ocular pathology and oncology. He served on the editorial boards of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Survey of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, JAMA, and was Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Ophthalmology (1994-2013). He is a Director Emeritus of the American Board of Ophthalmology, past Chair of the Council and past President of the American Ophthalmological Society and a founding member and past President of the Cogan Ophthalmic History Society. Dr. Albert has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles and books, including The History of Ophthalmology, Men of Vision and Albert & Jakobiec's Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology, which have helped to define the profession's current understanding of eye disease.

"Dr. Albert's contributions to our specialty are monumental. It is difficult to think of another individual who has made a greater impression," said George Bartley, M.D., editor-in-chief of Ophthalmology. "Dan remains active as an extramurally funded researcher, tackling important problems and setting the stage for future investigations. We are thrilled that Dan will be using his formidable talents and experience for the benefit of Ophthalmology and its readers."

Dr. Albert is the Frederick Allison Davis Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of the Eye Pathology Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He was named Founding Director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute and appointed to its Advisory Board in 2012. Previously, Dr. Albert was Director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute and Department Chair at the University of Wisconsin. He also served as an ophthalmology faculty member at Yale and was the David G. Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard.

Dr. Albert received a Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin and Marshall College, Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin. He also completed fellowships at the National Institutes of Health and Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

About the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology–headquartered in San Francisco– is the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons — Eye M.D.s— with nearly 32,000 members worldwide.  Eye health care is provided by the three "O's" – ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians. It is the ophthalmologist, or Eye M.D., who can treat it all: eye diseases, infections and injuries, and perform eye surgery. For more information, visit  The Academy's EyeSmart® program educates the public about the importance of eye health and empowers them to preserve healthy vision. EyeSmart provides the most trusted and medically accurate information about eye diseases, conditions and injuries. OjosSanos™ is the Spanish-language version of the program. Visit or  to learn more. 

About Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology, the official journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, publishes original, peer-reviewed reports of research in ophthalmology, including basic science investigations and clinical studies. Topics include new diagnostic and surgical techniques, treatment methods, instrument updates, the latest drug findings, results of clinical trials, and research findings. Ophthalmology also publishes major reviews of specific topics by acknowledged authorities. For more information, visit


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