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    This Year’s Laureate: Daniel M. Albert, MD

    Daniel M. Albert, MD
    ACADEMY LAUREATE: DANIEL M. ALBERT, MD. The Laureate Recognition Award honors physicians who have made the most significant contributions to ophthalmology leading to the prevention
    of blindness and restoration of sight
    worldwide.

    The Board of Trustees of the Academy is proud to announce Daniel M. Albert, MD, as the recipient of the Laureate Recognition Award for 2013.

    Dr. Albert is known for his study of ocular tumors, specifically retinoblastoma and melanoma, and adnexal tumors including natural history, treatment, morphology, ultrastructure, and etiology. He is also an expert in the history of ophthalmology and medical ethics. He has written more than 800 peer-reviewed papers, editorials, and book chapters, and is the senior editor of Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology, one of the key texts in the field—it received the Association of American Publishers Best Medical Book award in 1994. Dr. Albert is on editorial boards of seven scientific medical journals (including a new appointment to senior distinguished editor on Ophthalmology’s board) and was editor-in-chief of Archives of Ophthalmology from 1994 to June this year.

    Dr. Albert currently serves as director emeritus of the McPherson Eye Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin. Previously, he was a director of the American Board of Ophthalmology from 1997 to 2005 and president of the American Ophthalmological Society in 2006. In 1992, he became the chair of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, and in 2002, he became chair emeritus. In 2008, the Daniel M. Albert Professorship in Visual Sciences for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health was created to honor his accomplishments. Dr. Albert is the recipient of many awards and medals, including the Academy’s Achievement Award in 1983, Senior Achievement Award in 1993, and Lifetime Honor Award in 2010.

    In recognition of Dr. Albert’s contributions to ophthalmology, the Academy will honor him as the 2013 Laureate during the Opening Session at this year’s Annual Meeting.

    This November, read EyeNet’s interview with Dr. Albert in Academy News, the Annual Meeting tabloid that will be distributed at the convention center.

    Introducing the IRIS Registry

    The Academy has announced its plans to implement the nation’s first comprehensive eye disease patient database. The IRIS (Intelligent Research in Sight) Registry will enable ophthalmologists across the United States to statistically review and analyze their own care and compare it to benchmarks and peer physician performance. The IRIS Registry is currently piloting with a limited number of early-access users, and some early-access slots may still be available. In early 2014, it will open for wider use.

    Participation will be easy. The IRIS Registry uses an automated, HIPAA-compliant process to extract de-identified data directly from your electronic health records (EHRs).

    Put your data to work. Run reports on your data to track interventions, measure outcomes, and identify and address gaps in quality of care. You also can compare your data to the IRIS Registry’s aggregated data. Use easy-to-interpret benchmark reports to validate the quality of care that you’re providing and to identify specific opportunities for improvement.

    Meet PQRS and EHR requirements. The IRIS Registry is an approved EHR Data Submission vendor for 2013 PQRS reporting. The Academy will again seek this status in 2014, allowing participants in the IRIS Registry to qualify for the 0.5 percent PQRS bonus in 2014 and avoid the 2 percent penalty that will start in 2016. Practices also will save time because the IRIS Registry automates the submission of PQRS data. If your EHR system is certified for the meaningful use program, submission of PQRS data through the IRIS Registry also should satisfy the requirement to report clinical quality measures for meaningful use, as well as the Stage 2 menu measure to report to a specialized registry.

    Looking forward. “The IRIS Registry will represent a seminal change in how ophthalmology will improve performance and outcomes, while shortening the timeline for the dissemination of important clinical knowledge, research, and results of drug and device surveillance,” said William L. Rich III, MD, the Academy Medical Director of Health Policy.

    Registration opens in January 2014, and the first 2,000 registrants will have free access to the IRIS Registry for two years. For later registrants, the anticipated cost will be $500 per year.

    For more information, visit www.aao.org/irisregistry.

    Academy Store

    Academy App for eBooks

    Academy App for eBooks

    Read Academy textbooks on the new Academy eBooks app. Available for Apple iPad and Android tablets, the free app allows you to read Academy e-books online or download e-books for offline use. Maximize your e-book experience with tools for highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, and searching. The following titles are now available on the app:

    • All 13 sections of the 2013-2014 Basic and Clinical Science Course (visit www.aao.org/bcsc for product numbers for each section)
    • Basic Principles of Ophthalmic Surgery, Second Edition (#0283003V)
    • Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery (#0283002V)
    • The Profession of Ophthalmology (#0230102V)

    To test-drive the app, visit Apple’s App Store or the Google Play store, search for “American Academy of Ophthalmology,” and download the Academy eBooks app (at no cost). To view free sample content, visit www.aao.org/bcsc.

    Take Notice

    Visit the Academy Around the World

    View the latest Academy products, get information about the Annual Meeting, or resolve your membership questions at the Academy’s booth during the following ophthalmic meetings:

    • Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology (PAAO) XXX Congress, Aug. 7-10, in Rio de Janeiro (Booth 18A).
    • American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) 31st Annual Meeting, Aug. 24-28, in Toronto (Booth number to be determined).

     

    Attend the Academy’s Coding Seminar

    CODEquest is the leading ophthalmology-specific coding seminar. The Academy’s expert instructors teach ophthalmologists, administrators, technicians, coders, and billers how to code and which codes to use in specific situations. This four-hour intermediate course prepares attendees for all types of audits and helps them get ready for the Oct. 1, 2014, introduction of ICD-10.

    Upcoming CODEquest meetings will take place in the following cities: Honolulu (Aug. 17), Atlanta (Aug. 24), Denver (Sept. 7), Pittsburgh (Sept. 17), Harrisburg, Pa. (Sept. 18), and Philadelphia (Sept. 19).

    For more information or to register for a course, visit www.aao.org/codequest.

    Ophthalmic News and Education Network

    ONE SPOTLIGHT: Coming Soon—Revamped Website. The Academy’s Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE) Network will be completely redesigned this fall to include new features, a clean look, and improved organization for easier and faster navigation. It will also be tailored to your preferences, with enhanced search and content recommendations.

    The new ONE Network will be mobile optimized so you can access everything from your smartphone or tablet, including videos, journal articles, and online courses. This free Academy member benefit is the world’s largest online ophthalmic resource for peer-reviewed, up-to-date clinical knowledge.

    Look for these changes this fall at www.aao.org/one.

    D.C. Report

    Surgery by Surgeons Victories

    The ongoing Surgery by Surgeons campaign has tackled a record number of threats to patient safety this year. 

    Action taken by Academy and state ophthalmic society members led to the defeat of optometric surgery legislation in several states—significant patient-safety victories were achieved in Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Three of these are highlighted below.

    Florida. When originally introduced in the Florida legislature, legislation that would have authorized optometrists to perform surgery was disguised as a bill to expand their prescribing authority. However, through educational and advocacy efforts, ophthalmologists transformed the legislation into a major pro-patient victory that establishes limits on optometry’s scope of practice. It also provides a clear definition of surgery, mirroring the definitions established by the American Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons. Surgery in Florida is now limited to medical and osteopathic doctors.

    Louisiana. Louisiana ophthalmologists prevailed in an uphill battle, sidelining optometrists’ attempts to obtain a wide range of surgical privileges as well as unrestricted authority to prescribe all Schedule III, IV, and V drugs. The legislation passed through the House Health and Welfare Committee (12 of the 19 members were cosponsors) but was removed from further consideration by the bill’s sponsor when there were not enough votes for it to pass in the full House. This triumph came as a result of ophthalmology’s multifaceted statewide education and public-awareness campaign about the bill’s threat to patients’ vision. 

    Tennessee. Ophthalmologists turned out in full force to oppose legislation that would have permitted optometrists to administer injectable anesthesia and perform a wide range of eyelid surgeries. Because of ophthalmology’s aggressive efforts to educate legislators about the dangers of the bill, the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare removed it from further consideration. This also stalled the House’s version of the same bill, killing optometry’s effort for the year. 

    Despite these successes, threats remain. Massachusetts is facing legislation that would allow optometrists to perform surgical procedures and give them the authority to prescribe all oral medications, including certain narcotics. In California, a comprehensive allied health scope expansion proposal includes provisions that could grant optometrists a wide range of surgical privileges, along with the authority to practice internal medicine.

    Support the campaign to protect patients from dangerous optometric surgery initiatives with a confidential contribution to the Surgical Scope Fund. Visit www.aao.org/ssf for details and periodic updates.

    Members at Large

    The Academy Announces LDP XVI

    Each year, the Academy’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) Selection Committee chooses 18 to 20 ophthalmologists (nominated by their state, subspecialty, or specialized-interest society) for the year-long program. The program has one spot each year for an international participant. Nam-Tran H. Pham, MD, of Vietnam, will jointly represent the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and the Vietnam Ophthalmological Society in the LDP XVI, class of 2014. “I’m honored to have been selected for a program with future leaders from around the United States,” she said.

    International participation rotates among the societies that the Academy has collaborated with to develop complementary leadership development programs, including the following:

    • Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology’s Curso de Liderazgo
    • European Society of Ophthalmology’s (SOE) LDP
    • APAO’s LDP
    • Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology’s LDP

    The Academy has also partnered with the All India Ophthalmological Society and the Royal Australian and New Zealand Colleges of Ophthalmology to facilitate the development of their respective leadership development programs. “This collaboration has paid off as the leadership development programs of the supranational societies have also flourished,” said Stefan Seregard, MD, of Sweden, a graduate of the Academy’s LDP VI, class of 2004 and president of the SOE. During his participation in the Academy’s LDP, Dr. Seregard began the task of developing the SOE EuDLP where Nikolaos E. Bechrakis, MD, an SOE EuLDP graduate from Austria, now serves as director. The SOE EuLDP just graduated its fourth class and welcomed its incoming EuLDP class in conjunction with the 2013 SOE Congress in Copenhagen. Dr. Bechrakis said, “Providing leadership skills is a vital function for associations such as the SOE. The global expansion of this effort is serving the whole profession and creating a global network of LDP colleagues.”

    EuLDP Class of 2013
    EuLDP CLASS OF 2013. Dr. Seregard (seated far left front row) and Dr. Bechrakis (standing fourth from right) congratulate the graduating EuLDP class in Copenhagen.

    Keys to success. “One of the keys to the success of the Academy’s LDP is the small group format, which allows great interaction among the participants and networking with leaders of the Academy as well as with our international colleagues and leadership,” said Aaron Weingeist, MD, a program graduate and current Academy LDP director. “We also give credit to our industry partners, including Alcon, Allergan, Genentech, and Santen, who provide speakers and support for the program’s interactive sessions. We are especially excited that the Academy’s board has approved the selection of the LDP as the 2013 Special Recognition Award recipient. All program graduates will be recognized during the Opening Session in New Orleans—a fitting tribute to the success and global expansion of this program.”

    To learn more about the Academy’s LDP, visit www.aao.org/leadership-development.

    Passages

    Ramesh C. Tripathi, MD, PhD, FACS, passed away on June 4 after a brief illness. He was 77.

    As an ophthalmologist, researcher, writer, and educator, Dr. Tripathi’s particular expertise was in glaucoma. His long teaching career began at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London, and continued in the United States at the University of Chicago and at the University of South Carolina, from which he retired in 2006 with the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

    One of his major contributions to glaucoma research was finding that vacuolar transcellular channels in Schlemm’s canal had a pivotal role in regulating intraocular pressure not only in humans but also in all vertebrate eyes he examined. Dr. Tripathi published extensively in journals and books, often in collaboration with his wife and lifelong colleague, Brenda J. Tripathi, PhD. Dr. Tripathi’s work has been recognized with numerous honors and awards, including the Academy’s Senior Honor Award for his exceptional service in educational programs.

    For the Record

    Annual Business Meeting

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual Business Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology will be held Sunday, Nov. 17, 10-10:30 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

    Board Nominees

    Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD
    Nominated for Office. If elected, Dr. Van Gelder will be next year's president-elect.

    In accordance with Academy bylaws, notice is hereby given of the following nominations for board positions on the 2014 board. These nominations were made by the Academy Board of Trustees in June. The nominations for chair and vice chair of the Council were made by the Council at their April meeting in Washington, D.C. If elected, the following individuals will begin terms on Jan. 1, 2014.

    President-Elect:

    Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD

    Senior Secretary for Ophthalmic Practice:

    Robert E. Wiggins Jr., MD, MHA

    Secretary for Annual Meeting:

    Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD

    Trustee-at-Large:

    Jane C. Edmond, MD

    Chair, the Council:

    Ann A. Warn, MD, MBA

    Vice Chair, the Council:

    Mathew W. MacCumber, MD, PhD

    Board Appointments

    During the June Board of Trustees meeting, the following individual was reappointed to the Board of Trustees and will begin his new term on Jan. 1, 2014.

    Public Trustee:

    Paul B. Ginsburg, PhD (Dr. Ginsburg has served as public trustee for three terms and has been reappointed for a fourth term beginning Jan. 1.)

    Procedures for Nomination by Petition

    On Jan. 1, 2014, six Board of Trustee positions will become vacant. Elections to fill those positions will take place by mail ballot after the Nov. 17, 2013, Annual Business Meeting.

    To nominate a candidate by petition, submit a written petition to the Academy Executive Vice President/CEO no later than Sept. 18. The petition must be signed by at least 50 voting Academy members and fellows.

    To suggest a nominee for the 2015 board, watch for the call for nominations that will be published in the January issue of EyeNet Magazine. To read the rules in full, visit www.aao.org/bylaws and see Article V of the Academy bylaws.

    2013 Awards

    Announcing the 2013 Academy Awards

    It is with great pleasure and pride that the Academy Board of Trustees and the Awards Committee announce this year’s award recipients.

    SPECIAL AWARDS

    Individuals who are honored with the Special Awards will be invited to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans as guests of the Academy’s president, Paul Sternberg Jr., MD.

    GUEST OF HONOR AWARD

    This award honors individuals for their importance to ophthalmology.

    Thomas Aaberg Sr., MD
    Andrew P. Schachat, MD
    William B. Snyder, MD

    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

    This award honors individuals or organizations for ongoing notable service to both ophthalmology and the Academy.

    American Academy of Ophthalmology Public Trustees

    SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

    This award recognizes individuals for their lifetime commitment to and support of ophthalmology or to an organization for outstanding service in a specific effort or cause that has improved the quality of eye care.

    American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program

    OUTSTANDING HUMANITARIAN SERVICE AWARD

    This award recognizes Academy members for their outstanding contribution to humanitarian efforts, such as participation in charitable activities, care of the indigent, involvement in community service, and other forms of ophthalmological care performed above and beyond the typical duties of an ophthalmologist.

    Mario R. Angi, MD
    Gullapalli N. Rao, MD

    OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE AWARD

    This award recognizes Academy members for their participation in advocacy-related efforts at the state and/or federal levels.

    Michael W. Brennan, MD

    INTERNATIONAL BLINDNESS PREVENTION AWARD

    This award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the prevention of blindness or the restoration of sight around the world.

    Mohammad Daud Khan, MD

    Academy Governance Overview

    BOARD OF TRUSTEES. The Board of Trustees is the policy-making body of the Academy. The charge of the Board of Trustees is to manage and direct the business affairs of the Academy in furtherance of its mission and strategic goals.

    SECRETARIATS. Secretaries are directly involved in the development and management of program activities and services. The secretaries provide recommendations to the board on the relative priority of major programs within the Academy.

    COMMITTEES. Under the direction of the secretariats, committees develop and implement specific programs that address the long-range objectives of the Academy.

    COUNCIL. The Council serves as the advisory body to the Board of Trustees and provides recommendations for board action based on membership concerns. The Council comprises two groups: one representing state societies and another representing subspecialties.

    ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS PROGRAM

    This program recognizes individuals (members and nonmembers) for their time and contribution to the scientific programs of the Annual Meeting and those who serve as Academy committee members, representatives, trustees, councilors, authors, coauthors, and reviewers of educational material.

    LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    Individuals who have cumulatively earned 60 Achievement Award points and have made significant contributions to ophthalmology as determined by the Awards Committee are nominated to receive this award.

    A. Jan Berlin, MD, FACS
    Massimo Busin, MD
    Emily Y. Chew, MD
    Alan S. Crandall, MD
    Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
    Richard K. Dortzbach, MD
    Daniel S. Durrie, MD
    Frederick T. Fraunfelder, MD
    Melvin I. Freeman, MD, FACS
    William R. Freeman, MD
    Henry J. Kaplan, MD
    John L. Keltner, MD
    Burton J. Kushner, MD
    Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD
    Scott M. MacRae, MD
    Harry A. Quigley, MD
    Joel S. Schuman, MD
    Gregory L. Skuta, MD
    Ira J. Udell, MD
    Woodford S. Van Meter, MD, FACS

    SENIOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    Individuals who have cumulatively earned 30 Achievement Award points are nominated to receive this award.

    Iqbal K. Ahmed, MD
    Alay S. Banker, MD
    Rosa Braga-Mele, MD
    Robert A. Braunstein, MD
    Kurt A. Buzard, MD
    Chi-Chao Chan, MD
    Donald J. Cinotti, MD
    William S. Clifford, MD
    Emmett T. Cunningham Jr., MD, PhD
    James A. Davison, MD
    Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD
    Jane C. Edmond, MD
    Prashant Garg, MD
    Alain Gaudric, MD
    Tarek S. Hassan, MD
    Leon W. Herndon, MD
    Richard S. Hoffman, MD
    Jonathan M. Holmes, MD
    Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA
    Paul L. Kaufman, MD
    Stephen C. Kaufman, MD, PhD
    Matthew Dean Kay, MD
    Shigeru Kinoshita, MD
    Byron L. Lam, MD
    John J. McGetrick, MD, FACS
    Christie L. Morse, MD
    Robert J. Noecker, MD
    Masahito Ohji, MD
    David W. Parke, MD
    Evelyn A. Paysse, MD
    Franco M. Recchia, MD
    Douglas J. Rhee, MD
    Kenneth J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS
    Roy Scott Rubinfeld, MD
    James A. Savage, MD
    Namrata Sharma, MD, MBBS
    John D. Sheppard, MD
    Michael E. Snyder, MD
    Masoud Soheilian, MD
    Renée Solomon, MD
    Julian D. Stevens, DO
    Gustavo E. Tamayo, MD
    William B. Trattler, MD
    Rasik B. Vajpayee, MD
    Kevin Lee Waltz, MD
    Lihteh Wu, MD
    Michael T. Yen, MD
    Terri L. Young, MD

    ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    Individuals who have cumulatively earned 10 Achievement Award points are nominated to receive this award.

    Emad Bishara Abboud, MD
    Shishir Agrawal, MS, DNB, FRCS
    Ibrahim A. Aljadaan, MD
    Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD
    Rando Allikmets, PhD
    Noel A. Alpins, MD, FACS
    Timothy J. Archer, MS
    Brandon Ayres, MD
    Michael R. Banitt, MD
    Rafael I. Barraquer Compte, MD
    David Anthony Belyea, MD, MBA
    John P. Berdahl, MD
    Rahul Bhola, MD
    Preston H. Blomquist, MD
    Manal Bouhaimed, MBChB, PhD
    Bert Bowden, MD
    Angela N. Buffenn, MD, MPH
    David G. Charteris, MD, MBChB
    Kelvin Kam Lung Chong, MD
    Vikas Chopra, MD
    Amy Grossman Coburn, MD
    Cecilia Contreras, MD
    James E. Croley III, MD
    John J. Dagianis, MD
    Paulo Elias C. Dantas, MD
    Mary P. DeFrank, MD
    Dimitri D. Dementiev, MD
    Vincent A. Deramo, MD
    Manuel Diaz Llopis, MD, PhD
    Peter J. Dolman, MD
    Angela M. Dolmetsch, MD
    Raymond S. Douglas, MD, PhD
    Jason S. Ehrlich, MD
    Tracy L. Emond, MS
    Marjan Farid, MD
    Antonio Ferreras, MD, PhD
    Rajesh Fogla, MD, FRCS
    Joseph L. Fontenot, MD
    James F. Freeman, MD
    Steve M. Friedlander, MD, FACS
    Traci Fritz, COE, OCS
    Ronald C. Gentile, MD
    Carl G. Glittenberg, MD
    Todd A. Goodglick, MD
    Raj K. Goyal, MD, MPH
    Cynthia L. Grosskreutz, MD, PhD
    Francisco J. Gutierrez-
    Carmona, MD, PhD
    Nabil E. Habib, MD
    Samer Hamada, MD
    Masanori Hangai, MD
    Christos Haritoglou, MD
    Kurt Frederick Heitman, MD
    Akito Hirakata, MD
    Erich P. Horn, MD
    Eliza N. Hoskins, MD
    Donna W. Howell, JD
    Maria T. Iradier, MD, PhD
    Anthony J. Johnson, MD
    Richard H. Johnston, MD
    Albert S. Jun, MD
    Alon Kahana, MD, PhD
    James A. Katz, MD
    Ramesh Kekunnaya, MD, FRCS
    Tae-Woo Kim, MD, PhD
    John W. Kitchens, MD
    Sylvia R. Kodsi, MD
    William Howard Koon II
    Rohit Krishna, MD
    Wico W. Lai, MD, FACS
    Wai-Ching Lam, MD
    Michele Lanza, MD
    Andreas K. Lauer, MD
    Dongho Lee, MD
    Hui Bae Harold Lee, MD
    Richard K. Lee, MD
    Flora Lum, MD
    David A. L. Maberley, MD
    Susan M. MacDonald, MD
    Francois Malecaze, MD
    Maria Martinez-Castellanos, MD
    Eduardo P. Mayorga, MD
    Tara A. McCannel, MD
    Charles McGhee, PhD,
    FRCOphth, FRANZCO
    Siamak Moradian, MD
    Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD, MBA
    Joaquim N. Murta, MD, PhD
    Alejandro Navas, MD
    Herbert J. Nevyas, MD
    Anita Nevyas-Wallace, MD
    Donald R. Nixon, MD
    Anil D. Patel, MD
    Susan M. Pepin, MD
    Juan J. Perez-Santonja, MD
    Norbert Pfeiffer, MD
    Jagat Ram, MBBS
    Pradeep Y. Ramulu, MD, PhD
    Vijay Anand P. Reddy, MD
    Sherman W. Reeves, MD, MPH
    Gill Roper-Hall, CO
    Vincenzo Sarnicola, MD
    Denise Satterfield, MD
    Adam J. Scheiner, MD
    Michael J. Shapiro, MD
    Allison Weber Shuren, JD
    Kimberly C. Sippel, MD
    Lucia Sobrin, MD
    Wayne A. Solley, MD
    Barrie D. Soloway, MD
    Robert C. Spurny, MD
    Giovanni Staurenghi, MD
    Joshua D. Stein, MD, MS
    Sandra Stinnett, MD
    Aleksandar Stojanovic, MD
    Thomas I. Strinden, MD
    Rishi Swarup, MBBS, FRCS
    Dorota Tarnawska, MD
    Roxana Ursea, MD
    Canan A. Utine, MD
    Jorge E. Valdez-Garcia, MD
    Andrew J. Velazquez, MD
    George O. Waring IV, MD
    Duane A. Wiggins, MD
    Edward J. Wladis, MD
    S. Chien Wong, MBBS, FRCS
    May-Yung Yen, MD
    Norihiko Yokoi, MD, PhD
    Young Hee Yoon, MD
    Nagahisa Yoshimura, MD, PhD
    Renzo A. Zaldivar, MD
    Kang Zhang, MD, PhD

    SECRETARIAT AWARDS PROGRAM

    This program recognizes individuals for contributions outside the scope of the Achievement Awards program. Each of the Academy’s secretaries and senior secretaries can submit nominees to the Academy’s Awards Committee.

    Nominated by the secretaries for Quality of Care & Knowledge Base Development, Ophthalmic Knowledge, Online Education/eLearning; the editors of the ONE Network; and the senior secretary for Clinical Education:

    Lisa B. Arbisser, MD
    Jason Bacharach, MD
    Christopher L. Blanton, MD
    Donald C. Fletcher, MD
    Rod Foroozan, MD
    Jeffrey D. Henderer, MD
    Stephen D. McLeod, MD
    David C. Musch, PhD
    Sara S. O’Connell, MD
    Timothy W. Olsen, MD
    Steven C. Schallhorn, MD
    Chirag P. Shah, MD, MPH
    Edwin M. Stone, MD, PhD
    C. Gail Summers, MD
    Roger E. Turbin, MD
    Russell N. Van Gelder, MD
    Evan L. Waxman, MD
    Robert E. Wiggins Jr., MD

    Nominated by the senior secretary for Ophthalmic Practice:

    Elise Levine, MA, CRC, OCS
    Derek A. Preece, MBA
    Robert E. Wiggins Jr., MD, MHA

    Nominated by the secretaries for State Affairs and Federal Affairs, and senior secretary for Advocacy:

    Michael V. Boland, MD
    Amy S. Chomsky, MD
    Mary Louise Z. Collins, MD
    Geoffrey G. Emerson, MD
    Donald A. Gagliano, MD
    Elena M. Jimenez, MD
    David W. Johnson, MD
    James G. Luetkemeyer, MD
    Robert E. Tibolt, MD

    Nominated by the secretary for the Annual Meeting:

    Gary S. Schwartz, MD

    Nominated by the secretary for Communications:

    Gary S. Hirshfield, MD
    Elena M. Jimenez, MD
    Monica L. Monica, MD
    Ivan R. Schwab, MD
    Jeffrey Whitman, MD, OCS

    Nominated by the editor-in-chief of Ophthalmology:

    Boel Bengtsson, PhD
    William R. Freeman, MD
    Ian Morgan, PhD
    Michael X. Repka, MD
    Peter A. D. Rubin, MD

    Nominated by the secretary for Member Services:

    Laurie Gray Barber, MD
    R. V. Paul Chan, MD
    Allan D. Jensen, MD
    Ronald E. Smith, MD
    Geoffrey O. Wilkes, MD

    Nominated by the chief medical editor of EyeNet:

    Santanu Mitra, MBBS
    Sonal S. Tuli, MD

    Nominated by the secretary for Global Alliances:

    Joseph Colin, MD (in memoriam)
    Zélia M. Corrêa, MD, PhD
    Baxter F. McLendon, MD
    Fernando Y. Peña, MD
    Victoria M. Sheffield