My career has focused on patient care, medical student education in ophthalmology and chairing multicenter clinical trials. Over the years I have served as Study Chair for the Macular Photocoagulation Study, the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study, the AMD and Thalidomide Study, the AMD Radiotherapy Trial, the Choroidal Neovascularization Prevention Trial, and the Complications of AMD Prevention Trial. I currently serve as Study Vice-Chair for the Comparison of AMD Treatments Trial.
- Graduate School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2011 May - Honor Award and Gold Key, University of Maryland Medical Alumni Association. Awarded to medical school alumnus for outstanding service to medicine and mankind.
2010 June - Visionary Award recognition of the outstanding contributions to the field of ophthalmology, given by the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
2010 January - Honored Member by the Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmic Society in recognition of many outstanding contributions to the field of ophthalmology.
2008 - Michaelson Medal and Lecture for lifetime contributions to ophthalmology and prevention of blindness, awarded by International Michaelson Society on behalf of Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University.
2006 - Life Achievement Award given by American Academy of Ophthalmology.
2005 April, 13 - Age-related macular degeneration, Contemporary Clinical Medicine, Great Teachers Lecture Series, National Institutes of Health.
2004 October 24 - Edward Jackson Memorial Lecture: Keynote address to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
2004 September, 28 - Pisart Vision Award presented by Lighthouse International, given for noteworthy contributions to the prevention and treatment of vision impairment or blindness.
1997 - Retina Research Fund Award of Merit (Awarded by the Retina Research Fund and the Retina Society for Lifetime Contributions to Retina Research.
1996 - March Issue Listed in “Best Doctors” in American Health.
1992-1993, 1994-1995, 1996-1997 - Listed in Naifeh and Smith, Best Doctors in America, Aiken, South Carolina: Woodward/White and all editions to date.
1995 February - J. Donald M. Gass, M.D. Award for outstanding contributions to macular research, Macula Society Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, Florida.
1993 - American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award.
1984 - American Academy of Ophthalmology, Honor Award.
1982 - The Professors Award for Excellence in Teaching, given by The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. (Recipient of first award)