OCT 10, 2014
Michael R. Redmond, MD
March 19, 1943 - June 20, 2011
In addition to serving as a member and vice chair of the Ethics Committee, Dr. Redmond served on the Academy's Board of Trustees from 1993 to 1999, first as chairman and vice chairman of the Council and then as trustee-at-large. He was elected by the Academy's more than 25,000 members to serve as the organization's president in 2003. Other Academy positions Dr. Redmond has held are representative to the American Medical Association's House of Delegates, chairman of EyeCare America's Children's EyeCare Program and chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee. In addition, he chaired the Subspecialty Society Relations Task Force, then serving on the Board of Trustees of his own Subspecialty Society, The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. In May 2011, Dr. Redmond received the Academy’s Outstanding Advocate Award. He is remembered by many for his reputation of unwavering integrity.
Dr. Redmond’s lifelong friends, Allan and Claire Jensen, honored their friend and his accomplishments by endowing a fund through the Academy’s Foundation to establish the Michael R. Redmond, MD Professionalism and Ethics Education Center (Redmond Center). The Redmond Center will serve as a dynamic, relevant and global resource center for ethics and professionalism.