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AAO names McLeod editor-in-chief

Stephen McLeodStephen D. McLeod, MD, was recently appointed editor-in-chief of American Academy of Ophthalmology journal, Ophthalmology. He will assume his new role Jan. 1, 2017. McLeod is the Theresa M. and Wayne M. Caygill MD Distinguished Professor and chair of the department of ophthalmology at the University of California San Francisco.

Specializing in refractive surgery, cataract and corneal disease, McLeod's research has focused on infectious keratitis and intraocular device development. He brings extensive publishing experience to Ophthalmology, having served for 20 years on the editorial board and as associate editor for the American Medical Association’s Archives of Ophthalmology and on the editorial board of its successor, JAMA Ophthalmology. McLeod is also on the editorial board for the Journal of Refractive Surgery. As a noted researcher, he has been published more than 100 times in peer-reviewed literature.


Ritch to receive Joanne G. Angle Service Award

Robert Ritch - Angle AwardRobert Ritch, MD, FARVO, has been named the 2017 Joanne G. Angle Service Award recipient. The Angle Award is the highest honor given by ARVO in recognition of significant, continuous contributions to the association in support of its mission.

Ritch, the Shelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, is being recognized for his continuous service to ARVO since 1991. His contributions include leading the “ARVO Host-a-Researcher Program” initiative to enable researchers from low-income countries to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting. He has served in numerous leadership roles including the Board of Trustees, Annual Meeting Program Committee, Continuing Medical Education Committee, Global Members Committee, TVST journal editorial board, and as a mentor.

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