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  • Straatsma Award

    2022 Straatsma Awardee: Laura K. Green, MD

    Awards Committee

    Dr. Green is the ophthalmology residency program director at the Kreiger Eye Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She is a graduate of William and Mary and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the ophthalmology residency at Harvard/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is an active leader in ophthalmology education, serving at the chair of the ophthalmology review committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is a past president of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) Program Directors Council and past chair of the Academy’s Committee for Resident Education. She has a special interest in medical education, diversity, equity and inclusion and simulation in medical education.

    She was selected for the Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education because she keeps the best interest of her residents in mind while dedicating significant amounts of personal and professional time and energy to mentor their education. She demonstrates how much she cares by passionately advocating for them, sharing networking opportunities and supporting them in their search for jobs and fellowships. She is a consummate educator who leads by example, actively showing her residents how to be compassionate physicians and capable surgeons.