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AAO Annual Meeting 2019

Alumni Association Reception Invitation 2019

AAO Annual Meeting 2018

Congratulations to Bascom Palmer alumni Steven T. Charles, MD, on receiving the prestigious Laureate Recognition Award, the Academy's highest honor. This award honors ophthalmologists who have made exceptional scientific contributions toward preventing blindness and restoring sight worldwide. Bascom Palmer pediatric retina research fellow Camila Ventura, MD was awarded the Artemis Award. The Artemis Award recognizes a young ophthalmologist for exemplary care and service.  Learn more about these awards. 

Bascom Palmer Alumni Association Reception

More than 250 Bascom Palmer alumni from around the world attended the 2018 Alumni Reception to see old friends, share memories, and honor Kathy Corser who is retiring after 40 years of managing the residency and fellowship programs at Bascom Palmer. Kathy is shown here with Dr. Eduardo Alfonso and Dr. Steven Gedde.

Dr. Eduardo Alfonso, Kathy Corser, and Dr. Steven Gedde

Another highlight of the evening was Bascom Palmer being presented with three “Best Program” awards by Ophthalmology Times. Congratulations to Bascom Palmer on being awarded:  Best Overall Program; Best in Clinical Care; and Best Residency Program.  Dr. Alfonso and Dr. Gedde are shown accepting the award from Sheryl Stevenson, Managing Editor of Ophthalmology Times. 

Best Program awarded by Ophthalmology Times

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Alumni Highlights

The Hard Bargain book by Dr. David TuckerCongratulations to Bascom Palmer alumnus Dr. David Tucker on the publication of his new book The Hard Bargain.  As chief resident under Dr. Edward Norton at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, he accepted a one-year fellowship with Colombian microsurgeon Dr. José Barraquer and with other prestigious ophthalmic surgeons in Europe. For over thirty years, Dr. Tucker was in private practice in Cincinnati and was the director of the Department of Ophthalmology at Cincinnati Jewish Hospital for twenty-seven years.  In his book, he describes how Dr. Norton and Bascom Palmer helped shape his career in ophthalmology.