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ABO Vice Chair Selected for NANOS Women in Leadership Award

Jane A. Bailey, MD, vice chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), was named the recipient of the 2021 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) Women in Leadership Training Award at the society’s Annual Meeting in February.

Designed to support the development of leadership potential in diverse members of its community, the NANOS Women in Neuro-Ophthalmology Leadership Training Grant provides a one-time financial award to attend a leadership conference or seminar. In November, Dr. Bailey will attend the Harvard Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Health Care program, where she will explore topics such as strategic planning, conflict resolution, organizational change, public speaking, and effective mentoring.

As a Director of the ABO since 2015, Dr. Bailey applies her ophthalmic expertise to the development of professional standards designed to protect the well-being of eye care patients. A former U.S. Air Force officer, she is currently in private practice in Burnsville, MN. Dr. Bailey completed medical school at the University of Minnesota and residency at the University of Iowa. After nearly 20 years in full-time practice in Nebraska, she returned to the University of Iowa to complete a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology. During her tenure with the Board, Dr. Bailey has played a key role in examination and program development, created quality measures in collaboration with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and chaired the Board’s Career-Long Competence and Professionalism Committee.


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