The American Board of Ophthalmology congratulates diplomate Keith D. Carter, M.D., F.A.C.S., who began his term as the 122nd president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on January 1. Dr. Carter was elected by the Academy’s community of ophthalmologists in recognition of his scientific leadership, international reputation as a leading academician and teacher, and his deep commitment to advocacy for patients and the profession. Read more» #professionalachievement #diplom
American Board of Ophthalmology Director Debra M. Shetlar, M.D. was recognized for her service to the Council of the American Academy of Ophthalmology during AAO 2017 in New Orleans. Dr. Shetlar served for two years as a councilor representing the ABO. Her term as the ABO’s representative concludes December 31. Director Sarah Nehls, M.D., will represent the ABO on the AAO Council in 2018. Representatives to the Academy’s Council are elected by each state ophthalmology society
In case you missed it, University of Michigan ophthalmologist and American Board of Ophthalmology diplomate Julie Rosenthal, M.D., authored a piece for National Public Radio (NPR) this month chronicling her recent decision to honor the wishes of a hospice patient with terminal cancer to perform cataract surgery. Her decision to proceed with the operation, despite the patient’s overall prognosis, sparked debate amongst her colleagues: “Our anesthesiologist and others on the op
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has announced that American Board of Ophthalmology Diplomate M. Roy Wilson, M.D., president of Wayne State University, will serve as the new chair of the AAMC Board of Directors. He succeeds Marsha D. Rappley, M.D., vice president for health sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and chief executive officer of the VCU Health System. Wilson has been president of Wayne State University since 2013. Prior to joining
The American Board of Ophthalmology congratulates the physicians listed below on their recent achievement of board certification in ophthalmology. Welcome to the diplomate community! Mohammed Taha, M.D. Bryan Abessi, M.D. Mohamed Abou Shousha, M.D. Benjamin Daniel Abramowitz, M.D. Murtaza Adam, M.D. Adebukola Adebayo, M.D. Janelle Marie Fassbender Adeniran, M.D. Christopher Aderman, M.D. Yasir Ahmed, M.D. Byung-Joon Ahn, M.D. Radwan Ajlan, M.D. Neeti Meghnad Alapati, M.D. Fer
UPDATE: Couldn't join us for the discussion? Download the slide presentation. Join American Board of Ophthalmology Directors at the 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting in New Orleans for an informational session in the Learning Lounge. "Beyond MOC: The Future of ABO Certification" will be held Monday, November 13th from 3:30-4:30 PM in Learning Lounge 1, Hall G, Booth 3847. The discussion will be led by ABO Directors Jane Bailey, M.D., Andy Lauer, M.D.
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The American Board of Ophthalmology will award its first-ever John G. Clarkson, M.D. Quality Improvement Award to diplomate Shree Kurup, M.D., this fall for his efforts in creating a project to improve patient compliance with follow-up dosages of immunosuppression medications. The Clarkson Quality Improvement Award celebrates the passion, pride, and professionalism exemplified by American Board of Ophthalmology diplomates in their efforts to continuously improve the practice
“ABO diplomates are professionals and colleagues, and we honor them accordingly.” For me, this is the most personal and, arguably, the most important of the ABO’s guiding principles. In the nine months since I assumed the role as CEO of the ABO, I have been impressed by the breadth and depth of our diplomates’ perspectives about board certification. At one end of spectrum, there is a dedicated core of volunteers who ardently believe in our mission and support it with their ti