Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award

The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research established an award in recognition of Ludwig von Sallmann, MD, a distinguished international ophthalmologist and ophthalmic investigator whose contributions greatly increased the basic and clinical understanding of vision and ophthalmology.

Award recipients will present a lecture at a scientific session, symposium or minisymposium at the ARVO Annual Meeting and receive an inscribed plaque and a cash award. There is no application process for this award; session organizers identify potential recipients who are young clinician-scientists. A selection committee evaluates and selects the recipient.

Recent recipient

View the 2016 Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award recipient.

Award history

Dr. von Sallmann served as chief of the Intramural Program of the National Eye Institute and was an ARVO Proctor Medal recipient in 1951. He also served on the staffs of Vienna, Beijing and Columbia Universities.

The first Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award was presented in 2011, see previous recipient.

2016 von Sallmann Award timeline


Nominations are  now closed   
Ludwig von Sallmann photo