We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Dr. Dunbar Hoskins who provided outstanding leadership, mentorship and kindness to all of us as the Academy’s executive vice president from 1993-2009. Dr. Hoskins was a legendary ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist. Dr. Hoskins passed away at his home in Belvedere, California at the age of 84. He will be deeply missed.
During his career, Hoskins received a number of awards and honors for his work as an ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist, including the highest award presented by the AAO, its Laureate Award, as well as the AAO Lifetime Achievement Award, the AAO Distinguished Service Award, the Catalyst Award from the Glaucoma Research Foundation, and the Robert N. Shaffer Award from UCSF. In 2009, in his honor, the AAO opened the H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD Center for Quality Eye Care to promote accessibility to and appropriateness of eye care services.
All of us at the Foundation extend our sincere condolences to his wife Ann and beloved children, Talbott Hoskins Roche (and her spouse James Roche), Eleanor Ruffin Hoskins, Horace Chesley (Chad) Hoskins (and his spouse Eliza Niles Hoskins, MD); 4 grandchildren, Caroline, Griffin, Haley and Jackson; and his brother, Charles Robert Hoskins.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the AAO Foundation at 655 Beach Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94109