Kudos to AOS Members! Spring 2022


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

J. Fernando Arevalo, MD PhD: Dr. Arevalo takes office as Chairman of the Board of the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation

Bronwyn Bateman, MD: Dr. Bateman was the recipient of the 2021 S. Rodman Irvine Award at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute.

Bradley C. Black, MD: Dr. Black received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS).

John D. Bullock, MD, MS, MPH: On May 20, 2022, Dr. Bullock will receive the Distinguished 2022 Career Achievement Award from Dartmouth Medical School. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (1961-1964), Dartmouth Medical School (1964-1966), and Harvard Medical School (1966-1968).

Thomas W. Gardner, MD: Dr. Gardner presented the Mette Warburg, MD Honorary Lecture at the University of Copenhagen Department of Ophthalmology and Steno Diabetes Center. Dr. Gardner also earned the Steno North American Fellowship from the Novo Nordisk Fond. Dr. Gardner presented the Gian Battista Bietti Gold Medal Lecture at the Italian Society of Ophthalmology, Rome. Dr. Gardner was also the recipient of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award.

Bennie H. Jeng, MD: Dr. Jeng began his term as President of the Cornea Society in January 2022.

Jennifer I. Lim, MD: Dr. Lim was included in the inaugural 2021 Newsweek Best Ophthalmologists in America and was the Matthew Davis, MD Lecturer at University of Wisconsin Madison, October 2021.

William F. Mieler, MD: Dr. Mieler has been recognized as a Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The UIC Distinguished Professorship recognizes faculty who have made a significant impact upon their field through scholarship, creativity, and leadership. This is among the highest recognitions that a faculty member can receive.

Christopher J. Rapuano, MD: Dr. Rapuano was the Paton Medal Lecturer at the Cullen Course in Houston on February 26, 2022. The title of the lecture was "Office and Minor Surgery Procedures for Ocular Surface Disease Especially Prior to Cataract Surgery"

Johanna M. Seddon, MD, ScM: Dr. Seddon, Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, and Director of Retina, University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Eye Center, was awarded the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Retina Specialists (FASRS), was invited to be a member of the editorial board for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and was invited to present a Retina Synthesis Podcast lecture entitled, “Genetic Basis of Geographic Atrophy Treatment.”

Richard F. Spaide, MD: Dr. Spaide was the keynote speaker at the combined 2nd International Ocular Circulation Society and the 37th Japanese Society of Ocular Circulation meeting in Kyoto, Japan in September 2021. He was also the keynote speaker at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Ophthalmic Surgery also held in Japan in January 2022. Unfortunately, both meetings were virtual. In between, Dr. Spaide was on a mini-sabbatical in Basel, Switzerland at Roche, and the University of Basel. An article evaluating the most cited publications in retina from 2010 through 2020 showed that Dr. Spaide had the most cited paper. Dr. Spaide was the first author on 5 papers and an author on 9 papers in the top 100, which was the most of anyone for each category.

Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD: Dr. Van Gelder was named Editor in Chief of Ophthalmology.