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Oregon-based Ophthalmologist to Receive the 2019 John G. Clarkson Award for Quality Improvement

American Board of Ophthalmology Diplomate J. Kevin McKinney, MD, will receive the annual John G. Clarkson Award for Quality Improvement at the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in San Francisco. Dr. McKinney, a glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist at Eye Health Northwest in Portland, OR, will be honored during the MOC Learning Lounge on Monday, October 14 at 4:00 PM for his successful project to improve documentation for patients taking chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine.

Dr. McKinney completed his undergraduate training at Baylor University followed by medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene & Public Health. He completed ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship training at University of Iowa.

For three years before joining Eye Health Northwest in 1998, Dr. McKinney served on the glaucoma faculty at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology, where he was president from 2010-2012. He is an oral examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and chair of the Patient Education Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. McKinney regularly participates in short-term international medical trips focused on support of and collaboration with local physicians and ophthalmologists in meeting the eye care needs of their communities.

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