• The Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist (LEO) 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 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 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 or reported ProVision product credit 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


    2016 LEO Award Recipients

    Steven M Brady DO
    Gary G Carothers MD
    Rafael Chiu MD
    Richard Chiu DO
    Chad Denison MD
    Yelena Doych MD
    Jon L Dusse MD FACS
    Miguel A Espiritu MD
    Marianne S Geraci MD
    John S Greco Jr MD
    Leslie D Grosinger MD
    Kurt A Haller MD
    Russell A Hayhurst MD
    Jocelyn S Hess MD
    Steve J Hillam, DO
    Holly S Holm MD
    Dean Hu MD
    Michele A Jamison MD
    Ronald W Johnson MD
    Lauren A Kallina MD
    Kandon K Kamae, MD
    Roman G Kernitsky MD
    David D Kim MD
    Wendy A Klein MD
    Ramesh M Kode MD
    Jeevak Lal MD
    Thomas D Lenart MD PhD
    Junping Li MD PhD
    Ning Lin MD
    Howard J Loff MD
    Ross B MacIntyre MD
    Mary S Makar  MD
    Lauren M McDonald, MD
    Kevin B Miller MD
    Kelly T Mitchell MD
    Abraham S Mitias MD, FACS
    M Chris Monson MD
    Jose R Montes MD
    Mario C Mota MD
    Samuel E Navon MD PhD
    Hunter W Norris MD
    James L Plotnik MD FACS
    Sundhar R Ramasamy MD
    Trudy K Ramjattan MD
    William J Ramsay MD
    Alexander Glen Rico MD
    Ruben F Salinas-Garcia MD FACS
    Ashley H Schauer MD
    David S Scheer MD
    Leonard S Seifter MD
    Farid F Shafik MD, FACS
    David M Shepherd MD
    Kevin M Shiramizu MD
    Scott M Smetana MD
    Marcus J Solomon MD
    Renée Solomon, MD
    Shalini Sood MD
    Christopher J Stock MD
    Edward M Stroh MD
    Michael K Taylor MD
    Edmond H Thall MD
    William Scott Thompson MD
    Tina D Turner MD
    William N White II MD
    Jonathan Woolfson MD
    Joseph F Woschitz MD
    Peter Zloty MD
    Daniel Zuckerbrod MD MPH