Kudos to AOS Members! Spring 2021


Please join us in congratulating our colleagues on these many wonderful achievements!


J. Brooks Crawford, MD: Dr. Crawford’s work at the Saint Anthony’s Medical Clinic in San Francisco was highlighted recently. Dr. Crawford, a former AOS President, donated his equipment to this organization at which he sees patients weekly, despite the fact that he is retired!

Tamara R. Fountain, MD: Dr. Fountain serves as the 2021 President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The previous President was Dr. Anne L. Coleman, who is also a member of the AOS.

Jennifer I. Lim, MD: Dr. Lim received the Women in Ophthalmology Scientific Contribution Award during the 2020 American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting and received the Paul Henkind Award from the Macula Society and delivered the Memorial Lecture at the February 2021 Macula Society meeting.

Walter Lisch, MD: Dr. Lisch applied for a patent at the German patent office in Munich with the title: “Process and device for the contactless recording of images of the cornea.“ (File number: 10 20 2019 196 4287. Disclosure document: 09/17/2020.)

Robert Ritch, MD: Dr. Ritch received the Bietti Medal in 2020 (awarded in 2021). It is given by the International Council of Ophthalmology and is awarded to an ophthalmologist who has contributed the most, through history, ethics, and education, to the advancement of ophthalmology. In addition, Dr. Ritch received a Doctoris Honoris Causa from the University of Alcalá, Spain. Dr. Ritch also has been made a member of the Senior Advisory Council of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society.

Johanna M. Seddon, MD, ScM: Dr. Seddon was the Inaugural Keynote Lecturer at the Inaugural Residents’ Day, University of Massachusetts Medical School, University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Eye Center. Dr. Seddon also served as an Executive Board Member of Women in Retina of the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Seddon was invited to present at the Univ. Mass. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 25th Annual Research Retreat. Her lecture was entitled, “Macular Degeneration epidemiology: nature-nurture, lifestyle factors, genetic risk, and gene-environment interactions: clues to therapies”.

H. Nida Sen, MD, MHS: Dr. Sen is now the new President of the American Uveitis Society and was elected to serve on the ARVO Annual Meeting Program Committee. She was also the recipient of Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

R. Michael Siatkowski, MD, MBA: Effective March 1, Dr. Siatkowski will succeed Dr. Greg Skuta as CEO of the Dean McGee Eye Institute and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Siatkowski received this year’s Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education and delivered the lecture entitled, “The Evolution of Character in Academia” at the AUPO meeting on Feb 4, 2021.

Richard F. Spaide, MD: Dr. Spaide gave the keynote 2020 EURETINA Lecture (“Reconsidering Pachychoroid and What it Means”).

Fotis Topouzis, MD: Prof. Topouzis was named President of the European Glaucoma Society effective December 2020.

Edward J. Wladis, MD, FACS: Dr. Wladis received the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and also completed the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Leadership Development Program through the sponsorship of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.