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  • Join Us in Honoring David W. Parke II, MD

    The Academy Foundation is proud to recognize this year’s Saturday Night Celebration Honoree, former CEO of the Academy from 2009 to 2022, David Parke II, MD. Join us in congratulating him for his leadership and dedicated service to ophthalmology.

    David W. Parke II, MD

    In January 2022, David W. Parke II, MD, retired as CEO of the Academy, wrapping up an almost 13-year journey that advanced the Academy’s mission of serving as an advocate for patients and the public, leading oph­thalmic education, and advancing the profes­sion. For Dr. Parke, his tenure as CEO was both challenging and reward­ing as he helped guide the Academy through the continually changing educational, regulatory, and clinical landscape. When asked about the key accom­plishments during his nearly 13 years as the Academy CEO, Dr. Parke indicated he was most proud of the fact that the Academy was innovative, took some risks, and achieved many new objectives. 


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    How to Pay Tribute to Dr. Parke

    Make a tribute gift in honor of David W. Parke II, MD online. Include your unique message and a photo. 

    Proceeds benefit the Academy's educational programs for the eye care team, including our member ophthalmologists, ophthalmologists-in-training, medical students, and allied health professionals, to protect sight and empower lives. Your support will allow us to focus our efforts on providing the very best training including cutting edge VR simulations and surgical coaching/mentoring initiatives.

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    For more information call Tina McGovern, Executive Director, at 415-561-8508 or tmcgovern@aao.org

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