Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award

This award recognizes Ludwig von Sallmann, MD, a distinguished international ophthalmologist and ophthalmic investigator whose contributions greatly increased the basic and clinical understanding of vision and ophthalmology. 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. First presented in 2011, the Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award is supported by an anonymous donor through the ARVO Foundation.

Awardees will receive a $1,250 honorarium, an inscribed award and invitations to several special events at the ARVO Annual Meeting.

Eligible candidates are invited speakers to the ARVO Annual Meeting who hold an MD or MD/PhD (or equivalent) and who are age 45 or younger at the time of presentation. Award recipients will present a lecture at a scientific session, symposium or minisymposium at the ARVO Annual Meeting.

Application process
There is no application process for this award.

Review and selection process
Eligible candidates will be contacted by ARVO staff to self-nominate for this award. A selection committee evaluates and selects the recipient.

Recipients will be notified in March.

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Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, MD, PhD

Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, MD, PhD, is an academic neuro-ophthalmologist with a major research interest in mitochondrial genetics and inherited eye diseases. He holds a tenured faculty position as Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cambridge, affiliated with the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair and the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit. He is the director of the Cambridge Clinical Vision Laboratory (CCVL) that was set up as a cross-cutting facility to support advanced therapeutics on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. In addition to his academic roles, he has joint clinical appointments at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London as an Honorary Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist. He won this award for the session, "Gene Therapy for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy."