Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Office: (720) 848-2501
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus
1675 Aurora Court, Mail Stop F-731
Aurora, CO 80045
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.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
- Graduate School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
- Internship: Department of Medicine, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
- Residency: Assistant Resident, Resident, Chief Resident and Fellow in Corneal and External Diseases, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida
- Fellowship: N.I.H. Special Fellow in Retinal Diseases, The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
2015 - Guest of Honor, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
2011 - Honor Award and Gold Key, University of Maryland Medical Alumni Association. Awarded to medical school alumnus for outstanding service to medicine and mankind.
2010 - Visionary Award recognition of the outstanding contributions to the field of ophthalmology, given by the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
2010 - 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 - Age-related macular degeneration, Contemporary Clinical Medicine, Great Teachers Lecture Series, National Institutes of Health.
2004 - Edward Jackson Memorial Lecture: Keynote address to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
2004 - 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 - 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)