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Kurt A. Gitter, MD
William F. Mieler, MD
Daniel Finkelstein, MD
Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD
Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
Jerry A. Shields, MD

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Emily Y. Chew, MD
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Jennifer I. Lim, MD

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PARIS - 2015

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Awards and Lectures of the Macula Society

38th Annual Macula Society Meeting

Awards Nominations form for 2015 will be available starting August 25th, 2015

NOTE: For each nomination, you will be required to upload a letter of recommendation. It is beneficial if you include examples of how they meet the outstanding criteria for the particular award you are nominating the person for.


The Macula Society recognizes outstanding achievement by its members and others, through various awards and lectures, which are presented at the meeting not necessarily annually, but rather, just when a truly worthy recipient is identified:


The Arnall Patz Medal - For outstanding contributions in the study of Retinal Vascular Diseases.


(A picture of Lawrence J. Singerman)
Arnall Patz


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Past recipients:

  • Arnall Patz, MD, 1995
  • Matthew Davis, MD, 1995
  • John Clarkson, MD, 1995
  • Daniel Finkelstein, MD, 1995
  • Ronald Klein, MD, 1996
  • Prof. Rosario Brancato, 1997
  • Koichi Shimizu, MD, 1998
  • Morton F. Goldberg, MD, 1999
  • W. Richard Green, MD, 2000
  • Sohan S. Hayreh, MD, 2001
  • Eva M. Kohner, MD, FRCP, 2002
  • Gary C. Brown, MD, MBA, 2003
  • Evangelos Gragoudas, MD, 2004
  • Harvey Lincoff, MD, 2005
  • Michael L. Klein, MD, 2006
  • Jean-Jacques De Laey, MD, 2007
  • Yuval Yassur, MD, 2007
  • Napoleone Ferrara, MD, 2008
  • Lawrence J. Singerman, MD, 2009
  • Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD, 2010
  • Leonidas Zografos, MD, 2011
  • Gabriel Coscas, MD, 2012
  • Peter A. Campochiaro, MD, 2013
  • Tien Y. Wong, MD, PhD, 2014



The J. Donald Gass Medal - For outstanding contributions in the study of Macular Diseases.

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J. Donald Gass

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Past recipients:

  • J. Donald M. Gass, MD, 1995
  • W. Richard Green, MD, 1995
  • Stuart Fine, MD, 1995
  • Gabriel J. Coscas, MD, 1996
  • Alan Bird, MD, 1997
  • Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD, 1998
  • Lawrence J. Singerman, MD, 1999
  • Harvey A. Lincoff, MD, 2001
  • Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD, 2002
  • Neil M. Bressler, MD, 2003
  • Lee M. Jampol, MD, 2004
  • Gisèle Soubrane, MD, 2005
  • Emily Y. Chew, MD, 2006
  • Jerry A. Shields, MD, 2007
  • Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, 2008
  • Joan W. Miller, MD, 2009
  • Alexander J. Brucker, MD, 2010
  • Janet Sunness, MD, 2011
  • Frederick Ferris, MD, 2012
  • William F. Mieler, MD, 2013
  • Anita Agarwal, MD, 2014

Paul Henkind Memorial Lecture - given in memory of Paul Henkind, who was Chairman of the Research Committee of the Society, for outstanding retinal research.

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Past recipients:

  • John Marshall, M.D., 1987
  • Morton F. Goldberg, M.D., 1988
  • Arnall Patz, M.D., 1989
  • Lloyd M. Aiello, M.D., 1990
  • Alan Bird, M.D., 1991
  • Jerry A. Shields, M.D., 1992
  • Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, M.D., 1993
  • Howard Schatz, M.D., 1994
  • J. Donald M. Gass, M.D., 1995
  • Mark O. M. Tso, M.D., 1996
  • Lee M. Jampol, M.D., 1997
  • Jose Cunha-Vaz, M.D., Ph.D., 1998
  • Curtis Meinert, Ph.D., 1999
  • Gerald A. Fishman, M.D., 2000
  • Thomas M. Aaberg, Sr., M.D., 2001
  • Frederick L. Ferris III, M.D., 2002
  • Gerard Lutty, Ph.D., 2003
  • Gholam Peyman, M.D., 2004
  • Robert N. Frank, M.D., 2005
  • Peter Hamilton, M.D., 2006
  • Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, 2007
  • Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, 2009
  • Anthony P. Adamis, MD 2010
  • Joan W. Miller, MD, 2011
  • Usha Chakravarthy, MD, 2012
  • Richard F. Spaide, MD 2013
  • J. William Harbour, MD, 2014

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD - To that individual or group of individuals under 50 years of age whose work gives high promise of a notable advance in the clinical treatment of disorders of the eye.

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Past recipients:

  • Bert M. Glaser, MD, 1991
  • Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD, 1992
  • Thadeus P. Dryja, MD, 1993
  • Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, 1994
  • Matthew A. Thomas, MD, 1995
  • Peter A. Campochiaro, MD, 1996
  • Neil M. Bressler, MD, 1997
  • Edwin M. Stone, MD, 1998
  • Joan W. Miller, MD, 1999
  • William E. Smiddy, MD, 2000
  • Richard F. Spaide, MD, 2001
  • Susan B. Bressler, MD, 2002
  • Carol L. Shields, MD, 2002
  • Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, 2003
  • Jason S. Slakter, MD, 2003
  • Daniel F. Martin, MD, 2004
  • Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, MD, 2005
  • Anat Loewenstein, MD, 2006
  • Philip Rosenfeld, MD, 2007
  • J. Williams Harbour, MD 2008
  • Timothy W. Olsen, MD 2010
  • K. Bailey Freund, M.D.: Young Investigator Award (formerly Rosenthal), 2011
  • Srini Vas Sadda, MD, 2012
  • Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD and Michael D. Abramoff, MD, PhD, 2013
  • Wai T. Wong, MD, PhD, 2014

W. Richard Green Lecture - Given to an individual whose work has helped elucidate the pathogenesis of diseases of the retina.


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W. Richard Green


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Past recipients:

  • Mark O.M. Tso, MD, 2001
  • Daniel M. Albert, MD, 2002
  • J. Donald M. Gass, MD, 2004
  • Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, 2005
  • Mark Blumenkranz, 2006
  • Michael Marmor, MD, 2007
  • Sohan S. Hayreh, MD, PhD, DSc, 2008
  • Prof. Dr. Anselm Kampik, 2009
  • Ralph C. Eagle, Jr., MD 2010
  • David N. Zacks, MD, 2011
  • David J. Wilson, MD, 2012
  • John Sarks, FRCS, FRANZCO and Shirley Sarks, FRCS, FRANZCO, MD, 2013
  • Hendrik P.N. Scboll, MD, MA, 2014

Michaelson Macula Society Award (Bi-Annual)

Through the gracious cooperation of Dr. Daniel P. Michaelson and Professor Jacob Pe’er, MD, Chairman of Opthalmology at Hadassah University, we are now presenting the Michaelson Macula Society Lecture and Award in gratitude for the scientific contributions of (the late) Professor I.C.Michaelson, MD. This is a bi-annual cash award distributed between the awardee and the lecturers.

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Past Recipients:

  • Napoleone Ferrara, M.D., 2010
  • Jacob Pe’er, M.D., 2012


Evangelos S. Gragoudas Award will be presented to the Vitreo Retinal fellow, sponsored by an active Macula Society member, who has the most highly regarded paper either published or in press as determined by the Awards Committee members ranking. Dr. Gragoudas generously committed to annually fund this award from a grant at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Foundation. This will be a cash award of $10,000.

Evangelos S. Gragoudas

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  • Mark Kleinman, MD, 2012
  • Ruwan Amila Silva, MD, 2013
  • Glenn C. Yiu, MD, PhD, 2014

The Macula Society's success is a tribute to the Founders, Officers, Chairpersons and Committee members who have given freely of their time and efforts to further the mission of the Society. The Macula Society also recognizes its many supporters, without whose contributions the Society could not be so excellent. Most important, however, to the success of the Society, has been the remarkable loyalty of its members, who present their best work at the annual meeting.