• 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 or a Practicing Ophthalmologist Learning System (POLS) module 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

    2018 LEO Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Award Recipients

    Wael M Abdelghani MD
    Shareef B Ahmed MD
    Richard C Angrist MD
    Janet L Barrall MD
    Thomas L Beardsley MD
    Shari Carney, MD
    Coye T Carver MD FACS
    Christopher T Cessna DO
    Adrianne Marie Q De La Paz MD
    Kendall R Dobbins, MD
    Richard Dohoda MD
    Dean R Ellis MD
    Andrew C O Fong MD
    Benjamin D Freilich MD
    Walter I Fried MD PhD
    Richard E Gans MD
    Paul B Greenberg MD
    Nicole E Gross MD
    Navid Hakimian MD
    Elizabeth Ann Hansen MD
    David D Harrell MD
    Herbert J Ingraham, MD
    Lawrence Joseph Jaeger MD
    May Khadem MD
    Samer A Khosrof MD
    Bruce A Klunzinger MD
    Stefanie Knapp MD
    James A Knupp MD
    Brian A LaGreca MD
    Damien M Luviano MD
    Joseph Majstoravich, MD
    Steven J Marks MD
    Athanasios G Marneris, DO
    Shari Martyn MD
    Kirk Albert Murdock MD
    Charles Floyd Palmer, MD
    Edward A Pulice MD
    Ying Qian MD PhD
    Kathryn L. Patterson MD
    Richard R Roebuck MD
    Casey Rogers MD
    Ellie E Samadani MD
    Luis R Santiago MD
    Alan Victor Spigelman MD
    Richard R Stout MD
    Brian K Takagi MD
    Jila S Waikhom MD