The AUPO and the AAO are pleased to present Dr. Shahzad Mian with the 2017 Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education. This award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding Program Director in ophthalmology.
Dr. Mian is a Professor in ophthalmology and visual sciences at University of Michigan/Kellogg Eye Center and holds the Terry J. Bergstrom Collegiate Professorship for Resident Education. His practice is focused in cornea and refractive surgery and research interests include corneal transplantation techniques, ocular graft versus host disease, and eye banking. He has been director of the residency training program since 2004, serves as the Associate Chair for Education and completed the Michigan Education Scholar’s Program in 2013.
In 2003 and 2012, he received the Bergstrom Faculty Teaching Award presented by ophthalmology residents. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Residency Review Committee for Ophthalmology, as the Co-chair of the Accreditation Board for the Eye Bank Association of America, as the senior medical director of Eversight Michigan Eye Bank, and is the president of the Program Director’s Council of the Association of University Professor in Ophthalmology.
Among his many specific achievements, Dr. Mian has helped develop a web-based surgical instrument tool which allows for efficient use of resident time and for the objective demonstration of ACGME competency implementation. He designed a study in collaboration with his peers in the Program Directors Medical Education Research Group in order to develop a valid tool for assessment of resident knowledge of cataract surgery instrumentation – and then to determine whether a web-based educational tool is effective in improving resident knowledge of these essential instruments prior to wet-lab training. Dr. Mian has been a pioneer and leader in enhancing the values of professionalism, patient-centered care, and systems based approaches in developing ophthalmologists for the future. His contributions extend to medical and residency education at large at the University of Michigan to his work as the leader of the Program Director’s group at AUPO and even overseas.