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May 31, 2019


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7:30 AM - JOIN US FOR GRAND ROUNDS - Freedom Room

Hosted by YO Committee - Cases Presented by Yale Residents and Fellow


AM: Non-Infectious Uveitis

PM:  Update on Management of Macular Degeneration

       Including Taylor-Smith Oration


Laura C. Fine, MD

Dear NEOS Members,


Laura C. Fine, MD



Debra Goldstein, MD

Dr. Debra A. Goldstein is Magerstadt Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Uveitis Service, and the Director of the Uveitis Fellowship Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, where she has been since 2012. She was born and trained in Canada, completing her medical school, residency and first uveitis fellowship at McGill University in Montreal. She then moved to Chicago and completed a second uveitis fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago under Dr. Howard Tessler. She remained at UIC for seventeen years, where countless medical students, residents, and fellows were fortunate enough to train under her tutelage. 

Dr. Goldstein’s early academic achievements earned her a designation as not only the top 5% of entering students but also the top 10% of all McGill students and the top 5% of the Faculty of Science. Her merits continued, earning her various prestigious research awards, as well as several designations for best paper and/or best poster. As a renowned teacher and lecturer,
Dr .Goldstein has amassed a myriad honors, including the Golden Apple Award for Best Teacher in Ophthalmology, more than once. She has served as the American Uveitis Society liaison for Education and been selected as an author of the top papers in uveitis, multiple years running.

 The American Academy of Ophthalmology awarded Dr. Goldstein with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. She is an active member of the International Uveitis Study Group, American Uveitis Society, and the International Ocular Inflammation Society.

Dr. Goldstein has authored or co-authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications, written over 40 book chapters, and been involved in nearly 30 clinical trials. She has traveled the world as an Invited Speaker on various uveitis topics over 270 times and taught nearly 75 courses. Her contributions to the uveitis literature is unparalleled. 

As a dedicated clinician, Dr. Goldstein has been selected as Chicago’s Top Doc, Chicago’s Super Doctor, and Best Doctor in America from 2001 - 2018, all years inclusive. 

Dr. Goldstein has trained 2- 3 uveitis fellows per year for decades, and is proud that they now work as distinguished uveitis specialists all over the world.




Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS

Allen C. Ho MD, FACS is Attending Surgeon and Director of Retina Research of Wills Eye Hospital and Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University.  He maintains special interests in macular diseases, diabetic retinopathy, surgical retinal diseases and clinical trials investigating new treatments for vitreoretinal diseases and new surgical drug delivery devices and techniques.  His experience includes collaborative translational and clinical trial clinical research with expertise in study design, methodological testing, data analyses, surgical instrumentation and procedure development, execution and communication of these studies and their study results. 


Through the Wills Eye Hospital Retina Fellowship he has mentored over 60 retina fellows and international research trainees.   He has been Study Chair, Steering Committee Member or Principal Investigator of over 50 clinical trials.  Dr. Ho has served on the US FDA Ophthalmic Device Panel, AAO Ophthalmic Retina Technology Assessment Committee, AAO Retina Measures Group, AAO IRIS Registry Committee and is past Chair of the AAO Retina Subspecialty Days and Vail Vitrectomy meetings.  He serves on the Executive Committee of the Retina Society. 


Dr. Ho has authored over 200 peer reviewed publications and several textbooks including Age Related Macular Degeneration Diagnosis and Treatment, The Wills Eye Hospital Color Atlas and Synopsis of Retinal Disease and is Editor-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Ophthalmology and Chief Medical Editor of Retina Today.   He has received the American Society of Retina Specialists’ Crystal Apple Award, AAO Secretariat Award , AAO Lifetime Achievement Award, AAO Senior Achievement Award, ASRS Senior Honor Award, Retina Hall of Fame Charter Member, American Diabetic Association 75th Anniversary Distinguished Physician Award and been named to Castle Connolly Best Doctors in America, Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctors and The Ophthalmologist’s 100 Most Influential Ophthalmologists in the World.  He serves as board member of the American Diabetes Association Greater Philadelpia and participates in AAO EyeCare America serving underinsured Americans.






2017 - Allen Kreiger, MD
2013 - Stanley Chang, MD
2010 - Carmen Puliafito, MD
2008 - Donald D'Amico, MD
2004 - Daniel Albert, MD
2000 - Thomas Aaberg, Sr. MD
1995 - David Shepro, PhD
1993 - JOhn Dowling, PhD
1990 - Eliot Berson, MD
1989 - Fredeick Blodi, MD
1988 - Carl Kupfer, MD
1987 - Mrs. Taylor Smith
1997 - Charles Schepens, MD
1986 - David Cogan, MD
1985 - Lorenz Zimmerman, MD


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