• Orbital Gala 2018

    Peter A. Quiros, MD, Tamara R. Fountain, MD, and Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD, had an outta-sight night at the 2018 Orbital Gala held in the Chicago Cultural Center. Since launching 15 years ago, the annual Orbital Gala has brought in more than $2 million of net revenue in support of Academy programs.

    Over 350 guests attended the 1960s-themed Orbital Gala, held in Chicago under the largest Tiffany glass dome in the world. In all, they raised more than $130,000 in support of the Foundation’s new Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye fundraising campaign, competing in a silent auction that sent winners home with luxury escapes to everywhere from a Costa Rican beach to a Breckenridge ski resort as well as a trove of ophthalmic equipment, VIP sporting tickets and more.

    Gala chairs Ruth D. Williams, MD, Stephen C. Gieser, MD, MPH, Ron Pelton, MD, PhD, and Wendy Pelton hosted the event, which honored Stanley M. Truhlsen, MD, Michael F. Marmor, MD, and the Museum of the Eye Champions, who
    have dedicated significant time and financial resources to the museum’s campaign for a permanent home.

    In addition to the generosity on display, the 15th annual gala featured an impressive array of tie-dye, fringe and serious shades.

    Event Chairs
    Ruth D. Williams, MD, and Stephen C. Gieser, MD, MPH
    Ron Pelton, MD, PhD, and Wendy Pelton

    Host Committee
    Chris Albanis, MD
    Kathryn A. Colby, MD, PhD
    Sidney K. Gicheru, MD
    Natasha L. Herz, MD
    Ann-Marie Lobo, MD
    William F. Mieler, MD
    Christie L. Morse, MD
    Purnima S. Patel, MD
    Peter A. Quiros, MD
    Philip R. Rizzuto, MD
    Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD
    Alan L. Wagner, MD
    Michelle S. Ying, MD



    Lombart Instrument

    The Allergan Foundation
    Paragon BioTeck

    Auction Donors
    Chris Albanis, MD
    The Allergan Foundation
    American Academy of Ophthalmology
    Beltane Ranch
    Patricia Bonsall
    Cynthia A. Bradford, MD
    The Broadmoor
    Donald J. Cinotti, MD
    Choose Chicago
    Anna Coroneo
    Jane C. Edmond, MD
    Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc.
    Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
    Dr. and Mrs. Robert and Megan Fante
    The Field Museum
    Gary Farrell Winery
    Girl & the Fig
    Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
    Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia
    HEINE USA, Ltd.
    Hyatt Regency Chicago
    Ryo Kubota, MD, PhD
    The Langham Chicago
    Janice C. Law, MD
    Richard and Jaci Lindstrom
    Lombart Instrument
    Jeff Maltzman, MD
    JW Marriott
    Mastel Precision
    Ophthalmic Surgical Instruments
    Jim Mazzo
    Tony McClellan
    Tina and Ed McGovern
    Erik Midas
    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    NIDEK Inc.
    David H. Orth, MD, Illinois Retina Associates
    Marion Parke
    Purnima S. Patel, MD
    Dr. Ron and Wendy Pelton
    David E. I. Pyott, CBE, MD (Hon.)
    Peter A. Quiros, MD
    George R. Reiss, MD
    Philip and Tracey Rizzuto
    Roche Winery
    Gail Schmidt
    John R. Stechschulte, MD
    Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD
    Alice Lea Tasman
    Sue Vicchrilli and Jenny Edgar
    John Waldman
    Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Peter J. Whitted, MD, JD
    Ruth D. Williams, MD, and Stephen C. Gieser,
    MD, MPH



    George B. Bartley, MD, and Lynn Bartley

    Giving back is an easy decision.

    While dues support the Academy’s ongoing services, contributions to the Foundation allow the Academy to pursue new initiatives, from developing innovative education to building the Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye. This is important to us, because we believe that education yields a particularly strong long-term return on investment. The Museum of the Eye will help the public appreciate how ophthalmology has long been a leader in medicine.

    In addition, the Academy has always been an extremely well-managed organization, and the Foundation follows in this tradition. We know that our contributions are used to make a real difference for patients and the profession, rather than simply turned around to raise more money.

    Finally, as an emeritus CEO of Mayo Clinic Florida and medical director for alumni philanthropy, I know the important role that fundraising has played in our lives. In our experience, most benefactors are inspired to give because of relationships — and we value greatly the relationships we have developed through the Academy. Ophthalmology has afforded me a wonderful career, both as a practicing oculoplastic and orbital surgeon and in various leadership roles. Supporting the Foundation is a small token of our gratitude.

    Dr. George and Lynn Bartley give annually at the Leadership Council level.


    Orbital Gala Stars
    Maria Mendicino
    Aaron, MD
    Usiwoma E. Abugo, MD
    Chris Albanis, MD
    Everton L. Arrindell, MD
    Frank S. Ashburn Jr., MD
    Dr. George and Lynn Bartley
    Shehzad Batliwala, DO
    Cynthia Ann Bradford, MD
    Ninita H. Brown, MD, PhD
    John Russell Burks, MD
    Louis B. Cantor, MD
    Cheryl and Keith Carter
    R. V. Paul Chan, MD
    Michael F. Chiang, MD
    Donald J. Cinotti, MD
    Joseph M. Civantos, MD
    William S. Clifford, MD
    Catherine Grealy Cohen
    Dr. Kathryn Colby and the University of
    Chicago Department of Ophthalmology
    Anne Louise Coleman, MD, PhD
    Hardeep S. Dhindsa, MD
    Mohamad Akef El Maghraby, MD
    K. David Epley, MD
    Brad H. Feldman, MD
    William J. Fishkind, MD, FACS
    John T. Flaxel, MD, MS
    Bradley Dean Fouraker, MD
    Suzanne K. Freitag, MD
    Jay M. Galst, MD
    Sidney K. Gicheru, MD
    David B. Glasser, MD
    Sanjay D. Goel, MD
    Thomas A. Graul, MD
    Adrienne Graves, PhD
    Sohail J. Hasan, MD, PhD
    Jean Hausheer, MD
    William L. Haynes, MD, OCS
    Zoe Heineman
    William J. Hewak, MD, MPH
    Gary S. Hirshfield, MD
    Glen G. Hoar, MD
    Aaron C. Holtebeck, MD
    David D. Ingvoldstad, MD, MBA
    Andrew G. Iwach, MD
    Martine J. Jager, MD, PhD
    Allan D. Jensen, MD
    Finny T. John, MD
    Randolph L. Johnston, MD
    Murray A. Johnstone, MD
    Renaldo Juanso
    Satoru Kase, MD
    Rahul Khurana, MD
    Stephen R. Klapper, MD
    Stacey J. Kruger, MD
    Janice C. Law, MD
    Katherine A. Lee, MD, PhD
    Jennifer L. Lindsey, MD
    Stephanie K. Lynch, MD
    Mathew W. MacCumber, MD, PhD
    Jeff S. Maltzman, MD
    Lincoln Manzi
    Stephanie Jones
    Marioneaux, MD
    Cynthia Mattox, MD
    Tony McClellan
    Tina McGovern
    Norman B. Medow, MD, FACS
    Robert F. Melendez, MD, MBA
    Darby D. Miller, MD
    Richard P. Mills, MD, MPH
    Amalia Miranda, MD
    Christie L. Morse, MD
    Charles Munnerlyn, PhD
    Mildred M. G. Olivier, MD
    Faruk H. Örge, MD
    Paul N. Orloff, MD
    Millicent Palmer, MD
    Drs. Julie and David Parke II
    Purnima S. Patel, MD
    Ron and Wendy Pelton
    John D. Peters, MD
    Paul O. Phelps, MD
    Jody R. Piltz, MD
    Andrew M. Prince, MD
    Robert Manuel Prince III, MD
    Peter A. Quiros, MD
    Aleksandra V. Rachitskaya, MD
    Vadrevu K. Raju, MD, FRCS, FACS
    Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
    Marie Louise Roed Rasmussen, MD, PhD
    Michael X. Repka, MD, MBA
    Robert Ritch, MD, FACS
    Philip R. Rizzuto, MD, FACS
    Kyle A. Rogers, MD
    Christopher Nathaniel Roybal, MD, PhD
    Ivan R. Schwab, MD, FACS
    Brittni Ashton Scruggs, MD
    Dianna L. Seldomridge, MD, MBA
    Janet B. Serle, MD
    Harold E. Shaw Jr., MD
    Diana R. Shiba, MD
    John W. Shore, MD
    Chasidy D. Singleton, MD
    Gregory L. Skuta, MD
    Laura L. Snyder, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Spivey
    Bradley R. Straatsma, MD
    Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD
    Rebecca J. Taylor, MD
    Clement C. Y. Tham, FRCS, MBBS, FCOPHTHHK
    George C. Thorne Jr., MD
    Andrea A. Tooley, MD
    Tanya Trinh, MBBS
    James C. Tsai, MD, MBA
    Linda M. Tsai, MD
    Kenneth D. Tuck, MD, FACS
    Woodford S. Van Meter, MD, FACS
    Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD
    Vincent Venincasa, MD
    Alan L. Wagner, MD, FACS
    Richard L. Watnick, MD
    Aaron P. Weingeist, MD
    Brian A. Welcome, MD
    Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD
    C. P. Wilkinson, MD
    George A. Williams, MD
    Ruth D. Williams, MD
    Richard H. Wong, MD
    Lihteh Wu, MD
    Michelle S. Ying, MD, and the Carolina Cataract & Laser Center
    Jeffrianne S. Young, MD
    Harry A. Zink, MD