• Achievement Award

    2021 Achievement Award Recipients

    Awards Committee

    Individuals earning 10 points and approved by the Awards Committee and the Board of Trustees receive the Achievement Award. The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Achievement Award for their contributions made to the Academy, its scientific and educational programs and to ophthalmology.

    United States

    Vinay K. Aakalu, MD, MPH (Chicago, IL)
    Prema Abraham, MD (Rapid City, SD) 
    William R. Barlow, MD (Salt Lake City, UT)
    Anne Barmettler, MD (Long Island City, NY)
    Vineet N. Batra, MD (San Leandro, CA)
    Mary Becka (Fairview Park, OH)
    Erica Bernfeld, MD (Towson, MD)
    Elena Bitrian, MD (Miami, FL)
    Cesar A. Briceno, MD (Philadelphia, PA)
    Nicholas J. Butler, MD (Boston, MA)
    Michelle T. Cabrera, MD (Seattle, WA)
    John P. Campbell, MD, MPH (Lake Oswego, OR)
    Allen Chiang, MD (Lower Gwynedd, PA)
    Deborah M. Costakos, MD (Milwaukee, WI)
    Yassine J. Daoud, MD (Baltimore, MD)
    Dilsher S. Dhoot, MD (Valencia, CA)
    Heather Hambrick Dunn, COA, OCS (Aberdeen, NC)
    Matthew E. Emanuel, MD (Dallas, TX)
    Eric L. Fry, MD (Garden City, KS)
    Sapna Gangaputra, MD, MPH (Brentwood, TN)
    James A. Gow, MD (Acton, MA)
    Michael D. Greenwood, MD (West Fargo, ND)
    Paul Hahn, MD, PhD (Tenafly, NJ)
    Elizabeth M. Hofmeister, MD (San Diego, CA)
    Peter Hovland, MD, PhD (Denver, CO)
    Alex Ansun Huang, MD (Pasadena, CA)
    Grant A. Justin, MD (Durham, NC)
    S. Anna Kao, MD (Lagrange, GA)
    Reshma Katira, MD (Alexandria, VA)
    Carolyn Kloek, MD (Edmond, OK)
    Helen L. Kornmann, MD (Dallas, TX)
    Stacey J. Kruger, MD (Great Neck, NY)
    Susan M. Ksiazek, MD (Weston, WI)
    Ajay E. Kuriyan, MD (Gladwyne, PA)
    Linda A. Lam, MD, MBA (Sierra Madre, CA)
    Scott A. Larson, MD (Iowa City, IA)
    Junhee Lee, MD (Johns Creek, GA)
    Erin B. Lessner, MD (Gainesville, FL)
    Ashleigh Laurin Levison, MD (Denver, CO)
    Xihui Lin, MD (Detroit, MI)
    Amanda C. Maltry, MD (Minneapolis, MN)
    Mina Massaro-Giordano, MD (Philadelphia, PA)
    Mark L. Mazow, MD (Dallas, TX)
    John T. McAllister, MD (Falls Church, VA)
    Mark R. Melson, MD (Nashville, TN)
    Bobeck S. Modjtahedi, MD (Davis, CA)
    Heather Moss, MD, PHD (Palo Alto, CA)
    Natasha Nayak Kolomeyer, MD (Philadelphia, PA)
    Armando L. Oliver, MD (Guaynabo, PR)
    Alpa S. Patel, MD (Mission Viejo, CA)
    Kathryn L. Pepple, MD, PHD (Mercer Island, WA)
    Debra L. Phairas (Napa, CA)
    Renelle Pointdujour Lim, MD (Orange, CT)
    Christina R. Prescott, MD (New York, NY)
    Naveen K. Rao, MD (Burlington, MA)
    Prethy Rao, MD (Bellaire, TX)
    Ann M. Renucci, MD (Grand Rapids, MI)
    William W. Richardson II, MD (Georgetown, KY)
    Benjamin W. Roberts, MD (Birmingham, AL)
    Michael R. Robinson, MD (Huntington Beach, CA)
    Brian C. Samuels, MD, PhD (Hoover, AL)
    Louis Savar, MD (Beverly Hills, CA)
    Ankoor S. Shah, MD, PhD (Boston, MA)
    Jessica G. Shantha, MD (Stone Mountain, GA)
    Lucy Q. Shen, MD (Boston, MA)
    Evan Silverstein, MD (Henrico, VA)
    Lee A. Snyder, MD (Owings Mills, MD)
    Jeffrey R. SooHoo, MD (Aurora, CO)
    Christopher E. Starr, MD (New York, NY)
    Sadiqa K. Stelzner, MD, FACS (Santa Monica, CA)
    Benjamin J. Thomas, MD (Jacksonville, FL)
    Lisa S. Thompson, MD (Gurnee, IL)
    Andrea A. Tooley, MD (Byron, MN)
    Paul D. Weishaar, MD (Wichita, KS)
    Adam S. Wenick, MD (Baltimore, MD)
    Bryan J. Winn, MD (San Francisco, CA)
    Fasika A. Woreta, MD (Clarksville, MD)
    Michael K. Yoon, MD (Boston, MA)
    Joshua A. Young, MD (New York, NY)

    Asia Pacific

    Venkatesh Prajna Namperumalsamy, MBBS (Madurai, India)
    Masahiro Miura, MD (Ibaraki, Japan)
    Chie Sotozono, MD (Kyoto, Japan)
    Se Joon Woo, MD (Seongnam, South Korea)
    Wei-Chi Wu, MD (Taoyuan, Taiwan)

    Pan America

    Dan DeAngelis, MD (Mississauga, Canada)
    Patrick Gooi, MD (Calgary, Canada)
    Kamiar Mireskandari, MBCHB, PHD (Toronto, Canada)
    Guillermo Rocha, MD (Brandon, Canada)
    Vivian T. Yin, MD, MPH (Vancouver, Canada)