The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual or organization for ongoing notable service to ophthalmology and the Academy. The president has the honor of selecting the recipient of this award, who is then approved by the Board of Trustees. Recipients attend the annual meeting as guests of the Academy. Their attendance allows the Academy to formally present their award during the opening ceremonies.
Distinguished Service Award Recipients
The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual or organization for ongoing notable service to ophthalmology and the Academy. The president has the honor of selecting the recipient of this award, who then is approved by the Board of Trustees.
2022 - Cathy G. Cohen2021 - Jane A. Aguirre2020 - Paul A. Sieving, MD, PhD2019 - Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology2018 - Directors of Medical Student Education in Ophthalmology2017 - Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology2016 - Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology2015 - Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB)2014 - European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE)2013 - American Academy of Ophthalmology, Public Trustees2012 - National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR)2011 - The Council2010 - Veterans Affairs Ophthalmologists2009 - Military Ophthalmologists2008 - Knight's Templar Eye Foundation2007 - Ophthalmic State Society Legislative Committee Chairs2006 - Volunteers of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology2005 - Lions Foundations of the United States2004 - Stephen J. Ryan, MD2003 - J. Donald M. Gass, MD and Gavin S. Herbert2002 - National Eye Institute Ophthalmic Journals: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, OPHTHALMOLOGY 2001 - William S. Tasman, MD, and B. Thomas Hutchinson, MD2000 - Edgar H. Schollmaier
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