• LEO Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist™ Award

  • The LEO Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Continuing Education Recognition Award is annually presented to Academy members in recognition of their ongoing participation in the Academy’s education programs and publications.

    The Academy’s LEO Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Award has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as qualifying for reciprocity with their Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). The Academy was the first national medical specialty society to arrange for this benefit on behalf of its members.

    Criteria for LEO Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Award Eligibility

    • Minimum of 150 AAO CME credits earned during a 3-year period from July 1 through June 30
    • Must have claimed CME credit for at least 1 Annual Meeting during the three year time period
    • Must not have been a LEO Award recipient during the same 3 year date range
    • Must be an active member of AAO and AMA

    International members may be interested in the International Ophthalmologist Education Award and the International Scholar Award

    2022 LEO Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Award Recipients

    Ahmed Abdelsalam MD
    Ashim Aggarwal MD
    Levent Akduman MD
    Trent D Albright MD
    Mouhab Aljajeh MD
    Anas A Anbari MD, PhD, FACS
    Christopher M Andreoli MD
    J Fernando Arevalo, MD, PHD, FACS
    Brian K Armstrong MD
    Barinder S Athwal, MD
    Sharmini A Balakrishnan, MD
    Robert C Baldwin MD
    Michelle C Banks MD
    Gregory M Barban MD FACS
    Monique M Barbour MD
    Jonathan M Barofsky MD
    John Mark Bell MD
    Kurt T Benham MD
    Gabriel A Benitez-Bajandas MD
    John S Berestka MD
    Anuja Bhandari MD
    Ravinder D Bhui MD
    Michael P Blair MD
    Jay O Brainard MD
    Arthur M Brant MD PhD
    Jamin S Brown MD
    Curtis R Brown, MD
    Mark P Buranosky MD
    Sheldon M Buzney, MD
    Mark A Calderwood MD
    Maria E Castillejos MD
    David Castillejos-Rios
    Mark A Cepela MD
    Olga M Ceron MD
    Richard Inki Chang MD
    Howard C Charles MD
    Candice S Chen MD
    Saradha Chexal, MD
    Ho Sun Choi MD
    Benjamin B Chun MD
    Monica Cid MD
    Lawrence M Clewner MD
    Rodney P Coe, MD
    Kenneth L Cohen MD
    Sandya Thimmappa Cohen MD
    Michael James Coleman Jr, MD
    Charles G Colombo MD
    Joseph M Coney MD
    Mandi D Conway MD
    Vanessa Cruz-Villegas MD
    Jeremy R Cuthbertson MD
    Norbert P Czajkowski MD
    Ralph N Dado Jr MD
    Nataliya Danylkova, MD
    Michael J Davis MD
    Stephen A M De Souza MD
    Prajay Dhir MD
    Perin W Diana Jr MD
    Jeffrey A Diskin MD
    Michael J Drinnan MD
    David S Dyer MD
    Deepak Paul Edward MD
    Deborah Eezzuduemhoi MD
    Robert Eisenberg MD
    Fadi Z El Baba MD
    Hosam El Sheha, MD, PhD
    William Ellis MD
    Joseph S Elman MD
    Phyllis I Eze MD
    Ronald Leigh Fellman MD OCS
    Joseph D Fishkin MD
    Harvey A Fishman MD PhD
    Ellen C Fitzgerald-Farkas MD
    W Craig Fowler MD
    Andrew W Francis, MD
    Lawrence Frieman MD FACS
    Brett Frieman DO
    Omer Gal, MD
    Miguel A Garcia-Llorens MD
    Robert Garoon, MD
    Rana R Ghauri MD
    Monica F Giganti MD
    Paul H Gilwit MD FACS
    Burt A Ginsburg MD
    Liliya Golas, MD
    David Goldblum MD
    Gustavo A Gonzalez MD PhD
    Anika G Goodwin, MD
    Anil K Goyal MD
    Kenneth B Graham MD
    Scott A Griffith MD
    Paul B Griggs MD
    Suqin Guo MD
    Pranay Gupta MD
    Keith G Gurland MD
    Froncie A Gutman MD
    Arlene E Gwon MD
    Ilyse D Haberman, MD
    Ramez I Haddadin, MD
    Andrew P Hammer MD
    David R Hardten MD
    K. Dwight Hendricks, MD
    Viet H Ho MD
    Bryan K Hong, MD
    Lawrence M Hopp MD
    Benjamin Van Hu MD
    Bret A Hughes MD
    Mark S Humayun, MD, PHD
    Paul D Huynh MD PhD
    Inci Irak-Dersu MD
    Alexander A Izad MD
    Natalio J Izquierdo MD
    Vivek K Jain MD
    Daniel A Jewelewicz MD
    Paul B Johnson MD
    Bart A Jones MD
    Andrea T Jue MD
    Anna K Junk MD
    Emilio M Justo MD
    Yasier Kanawati MD
    Joann J Kang, MD
    Jeffrey S Karlik MD
    Joseph A Khawly MD
    Ali Mohammad Khorrami MD PhD
    Kianoush Kian MD
    Yu Hyon Kim MD
    Joan T Kim MD
    Brian T Kim, MD
    Gene Kim, MD
    John W Kitchens MD
    Kim Knowles MD
    Ramesh M Kode MD
    Ernest W Kornmehl, MD
    Hratch D Kourouyan, MD
    Gregory F Kozielec MD OCS
    Asha Kumar, MD
    Nitin Kumar MD
    Leila I Kump MD
    Allan R Kunimoto MD
    Rod B Kusumi MD
    Michael K Lam MD
    Har Hiu D Lam MD
    Todd R Larson DO
    Babur B Lateef MD
    David B Lazar, MD
    Rene F Lazcano MD
    Dung Q Le, MD
    David A Lee MD
    Paul J Lee MD
    Sangwoo Lee MD
    John J Lee, MD MPH
    Olivia L Lee MD
    Jeffrey S Leen MD
    Steven Leibowitz MD
    Nicole Lemanski, MD
    Craig J Leong MD
    Thellea K Leveque, MD, MPH
    Benjamin M Levine MD
    Robert Lewen MD
    James S Lewis MD
    Suzanne G Li MD
    Hyun Jin Lim-Soh MD
    Carol Ann Ling MD
    Alan David Listhaus MD
    Douglas F Liva MD
    Danielle Monica Lo, MD
    Sanjay Logani MD MBA
    Sangeeta Logani MD
    Matthew D Lowrance DO
    Luis W Lu MD
    Rajiv Luthra MD MPH
    Jennifer L Lyons MD
    Srilakshmi Maguluri MD
    Christopher P Majka MD
    Ranjan P Malhotra MD
    Joshua O Mali, MD
    Linn M Mangano MD
    Eric S Mann, MD, PHD
    Alan R Margherio MD
    Jeffrey L Martin MD
    Jose Gabriel Matos MD
    Ronald C May MD
    Mark L Mazow, MD
    Thomas McCauley MD
    Robert G McMahon MD
    Roger F Meyer MD
    Kelly T Mitchell, MD
    Kenneth E Morgenstern MD
    Christie L Morse, MD
    Craig J Moskowitz MD
    Arash Mozayan-Isfahani, MD
    Ananth V Mudgil MD
    Craig Munger MD
    Kathryn K Najafi-Tagol MD
    Julio C Narvaez MD
    Ahmed Nasrullah MD
    Kambiz Negahban MD
    Peter Andreas Netland MD PhD
    Philip Newman MD
    Tuong T Nguyen MD
    John Nguyen MD
    Eddy V Nguyen MD
    Michael Nissen MD
    Marc G Odrich MD
    John S O'Keefe MD
    Mildred M G Olivier MD
    Luis C Omphroy MD
    Ozgur I Ozkan MD
    Brenda Pagan-Duran MD
    M Pierre Pang MD
    Robert W Panton MD
    Leon G Partamian, MD
    Shamil S Patel MD
    Clifton Peay, MD, MBA
    David F Peck MD
    Kevin Ira Perman MD
    George B Peters, MD
    Gholam A Peyman MD
    Lan Phuong V Pham MD
    Paul H Phillips MD
    Sean M Platt, MD
    Mary Elizabeth Price MD
    Joanna D Pruzon DO
    Karim G Punja MD
    Surendar S Purohit MD
    Sujata S Purohit MD
    Alexander Rabinovich MD
    Peter J Racciato MD
    Amy Stock Ranger, MD
    Milan P Ranka MD
    Pooja Jamnadas Rao, MD
    Shobit Rastogi MD
    Davinder S Rehsia MD
    Steven David Reinglass MD
    Warren J Reingold MD
    Ronald John Rescigno MD
    Robert G Reuther MD
    John S Rizzo MD
    Michael E Rom MD
    Lauren R Rosecan MD PhD FACS
    David Rubaltelli MD
    Paul E Runge MD
    Christopher S Rusinek MD
    Saloomeh Saati, MD
    Taoufik A Sadat MD
    Ammar N Safar MD
    Farhad Safi MD
    Hazem M Samy MD
    Prithvi S Sankar MD
    Juan G Santiago, MD
    Byron A Santos-Flores MD
    S John Saragas, MD
    Michael Savetsky MD
    Ronald A Schachar MD PhD
    Lisa S Schocket MD
    Thomas Lee Schwartz MD
    Winston Scott, MD
    Robert F See MD
    Leonard S Seifter MD
    Ausra Selvadurai, MD
    Ricardo N Sepulveda MD
    Todd D Severin MD
    George Shafranov MD
    Pankajkumar G Shah MD
    Jonathan A Sheindlin MD
    Peter B Shelley MD
    Mark D Sherman MD
    Sunil M Shivaram MD
    Gayle Shulman MD
    Marc J Siegel MD
    Mark S Siegel MD
    David I Sierpina, MD
    Deborah Anne Silberman MD
    James E Silone Jr DO
    Luis Silva, MD
    Laura B Sims MD
    Thomas L Slamovits MD
    Stephen E Smith MD
    Marcus J Solomon MD
    Renée Solomon, MD
    John Alan Sorenson MD
    Gerald P Spindel MD
    Jason E Stahl MD
    Christopher T Stelly MD
    Benjamin Stephens, MD
    Rosalind A Stevens MD
    Jacquelyn Stevens, MD
    Michael V Stock, MD
    Marion Joseph Stoj MD
    Howard N Straub DO
    Mitchell B Strominger, MD
    Jerry Suelflow MD
    Shigemi Sugiki MD FACS
    Mukesh B Suthar MD
    Cecille Glynis Taylor MD
    Michael K Taylor MD
    Steven A Teich MD
    Shivan H Tekwani MD
    Gregory P Temas MD
    Alex B Theventhiran, MD
    Tanu O Thomas MD
    Donald H Tingley MD
    Neal Allen Tolchin MD
    Patrick Y Tong MD PhD
    Isaac Torem MD
    Loan T Tran MD
    Daniel S Tresley MD
    Thomas Jay Tsai MD
    Edward A Tsoy MD
    Joshua D Udoetuk, MD
    Gisela Velez MD
    Jim C Wang MD
    Michael D Waxman, MD
    Daniel Wee MD
    Bruce L Weinberger MD FACS
    Paul D Weishaar MD
    Torsten W Wiegand MD PhD
    Peter Win MD
    Raymond F Wong MD
    George C Wong MD
    Richard M Wong MD
    Bonnie B Woo MD
    Jeremy J Wood MD
    Misty L Wray MD
    Gloria Wu MD
    Phillip C Wu MD
    Louis J F Yang MD
    Steven Yaplee MD
    Season T Yeung, MBBS
    Brenda K Young, MD
    Rumei Yuan MD PhD