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Andrew P. Schachat, MD

James C. Folk, MD

H. Richard McDonald, MD

Joan W. Miller, MD

Executive Secretary
Lawrence J.  Singerman, MD

Established 1977
Lawrence Singerman - Founder

Committee Chairs

Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD

By-Laws Chair
Ivana Kim, MD

Glenn J. Jaffe, MD

Meeting Planning
Peter K. Kaiser, MD

G. Baker Hubbard, III, MD

Judy E. Kim, MD

Research & Education
Richard F. Spaide, MD

Cynthia Toth, MD

AAO Representative
Michael J. Elman, MD

International Representative
Gabriel J. Coscas, MD

Young Member
R.V. Paul Chan, MD

Past Presidents

Arnall Patz, MD
J. Donald M. Gass, MD
Morton F. Goldberg, MD
Robert C. Watzke, MD
Stephen J. Ryan, MD
John G. Clarkson, MD
David H. Orth, MD
Alexander J. Brucker, MD
Lee M. Jampol, MD
Thomas M. Aaberg, MD
Travis A. Meredith, MD
Kurt A. Gitter, MD
William F. Mieler, MD
Daniel Finkelstein, MD
Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD
Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
Jerry A. Shields, MD
Michael L. Klein, MD
Emily Y. Chew, MD
Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD
Neil M. Bressler, MD
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
Gil Grand, MD

Awards & Lectures

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.

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. Click here to view recipient's pictures.

Arnall Patz

Past Recipients

    • Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD, 2016
    • Anat Loewenstein, MD, 2015
    • Tien Y. Wong, MD, PhD, 2014
    • Peter A. Campochiaro, MD, 2013
    • Gabriel Coscas, MD, 2012
    • Leonidas Zografos, MD, 2011
    • Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD, 2010
    • Lawrence J. Singerman, MD, 2009
    • Napoleone Ferrara, MD, 2008
    • Yuval Yassur, MD, 2007
    • Jean-Jacques De Laey, MD, 2007
    • Michael L. Klein, MD, 2006
    • Harvey Lincoff, MD, 2005
    • Evangelos Gragoudas, MD, 2004
    • Gary C. Brown, MD, MBA, 2003
    • Eva M. Kohner, MD, FRCP, 2002
    • Sohan S. Hayreh, MD, 2001
    • W. Richard Green, MD, 2000
    • Morton F. Goldberg, MD, 1999
    • Koichi Shimizu, MD, 1998
    • Prof. Rosario Brancato, 1997
    • Ronald Klein, MD, 1996
    • Daniel Finkelstein, MD, 1995
    • John Clarkson, MD, 1995
    • Matthew Davis, MD, 1995
    • Arnall Patz, MD, 1995

The J. Donald Gass Medal

For outstanding contributions in the study of Macular Diseases. Click here to view recipient's pictures.

J. Donald Gass

Past Recipients

    • Daniel F. Martin, MD, 2016
    • Julia A. Haller, MD, 2015
    • Anita Agarwal, MD, 2014
    • William F. Mieler, MD, 2013
    • Frederick Ferris, MD, 2012
    • Janet Sunness, MD, 2011
    • Alexander J. Brucker, MD, 2010
    • Joan W. Miller, MD, 2009
    • Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, 2008
    • Jerry A. Shields, MD, 2007
    • Emily Y. Chew, MD, 2006
    • Gis'le Soubrane, MD, 2005
    • Lee M. Jampol, MD, 2004
    • Neil M. Bressler, MD, 2003
    • Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD, 2002
    • Harvey A. Lincoff, MD, 2001
    • Lawrence J. Singerman, MD, 1999
    • Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD, 1998
    • Alan Bird, MD, 1997
    • Gabriel J. Coscas, MD, 1996
    • Stuart Fine, MD, 1995
    • W. Richard Green, MD, 1995
    • J. Donald M. Gass, MD, 1995

Paul Henkind Memorial Lecture

Given in memory of Paul Henkind, who was Chairman of the Research Committee of the Society, for outstanding retinal research. Click here to view recipient's pictures.

Past Recipients

    • Mary Elizabeth Harntett, MD, 2016
    • Alain Gaudric, MD, 2015
    • J. William Harbour, MD, 2014
    • Richard F. Spaide, MD 2013
    • Usha Chakravarthy, MD, 2012
    • Joan W. Miller, MD, 2011
    • Anthony P. Adamis, MD 2010
    • Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, 2009
    • Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, 2007
    • Peter Hamilton, MD, 2006
    • Robert N. Frank, MD, 2005
    • Gholam Peyman, MD, 2004
    • Gerard Lutty, PhD, 2003
    • Frederick L. Ferris III, MD, 2002
    • Thomas M. Aaberg, Sr., MD, 2001
    • Gerald A. Fishman, MD, 2000
    • Curtis Meinert, PhD, 1999
    • Jose Cunha-Vaz, MD, PhD, 1998
    • Lee M. Jampol, MD, 1997
    • Mark O. M. Tso, MD, 1996
    • J. Donald M. Gass, MD, 1995
    • Howard Schatz, MD, 1994
    • Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD, 1993
    • Jerry A. Shields, MD, 1992
    • Alan Bird, MD, 1991
    • Lloyd M. Aiello, MD, 1990
    • Arnall Patz, MD, 1989
    • Morton F. Goldberg, MD, 1988
    • John Marshall, MD, 1987

Young Investigator Award 

The Macula Society’s Young Investigator Award is awarded to an individual under 50 years of age whose work gives high promise of a notable advance in the clinical treatment of disorders of the eye. Click here to view recipient's pictures.

Past Recipients

    • Eric H. Souied, MD, 2016
    • Michael S. Ip, MD, 2015
    • Wai T. Wong, MD, PhD, 2014
    • Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD and Michael D. Abramoff, MD, PhD, 2013
    • Srini Vas Sadda, MD, 2012
    • K. Bailey Freund, M.D.: Young Investigator Award (formerly Rosenthal), 2011
    • Timothy W. Olsen, MD 2010
    • J. Williams Harbour, MD 2008
    • Philip Rosenfeld, MD, 2007
    • Anat Loewenstein, MD, 2006
    • Timothy G. Murray, MD MBA FACS, 2005
    • Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, MD, 2005
    • Daniel F. Martin, MD, 2004
    • Jason S. Slakter, MD, 2003
    • Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, 2003
    • Carol L. Shields, MD, 2002
    • Susan B. Bressler, MD, 2002
    • Richard F. Spaide, MD, 2001
    • William E. Smiddy, MD, 2000
    • Joan W. Miller, MD, 1999
    • Edwin M. Stone, MD, 1998
    • Neil M. Bressler, MD, 1997
    • Peter A. Campochiaro, MD, 1996
    • Matthew A. Thomas, MD, 1995
    • Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, 1994
    • Thadeus P. Dryja, MD, 1993
    • Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD, 1992
    • Bert M. Glaser, MD, 1991

W. Richard Green Lecture

Given to an individual whose work has helped elucidate the pathogenesis of diseases of the retina. Click here to view recipient's pictures

W. Richard Green

Past Recipients

    • Carol L. Shields, MD, 2016
    • Richard F. Spaide, MD, 2015
    • Hendrik P.N. Scboll, MD, MA, 2014
    • John Sarks, FRCS, FRANZCO and Shirley Sarks, FRCS, FRANZCO, MD, 2013
    • David J. Wilson, MD, 2012
    • David N. Zacks, MD, 2011
    • Ralph C. Eagle, Jr., MD 2010
    • Prof. Dr. Anselm Kampik, 2009
    • Sohan S. Hayreh, MD, PhD, DSc, 2008
    • Michael Marmor, MD, 2007
    • Mark Blumenkranz, 2006
    • Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, 2005
    • J. Donald M. Gass, MD, 2004
    • Daniel M. Albert, MD, 2002
    • Mark O.M. Tso, MD, 2001

Michaelson Macula Society Award

Through the gracious cooperation of Dr. Daniel P. Michaelson and Professor Jacob's, 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. Click here to view recipient's pictures

Past Recipients

    • Lee M. Jampol, MD, 2015
    • Jacob Pe'er, MD, 2012
    • Napoleone Ferrara, MD, 2010

Evangelos S. Gragoudas Award 

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. Click here to view recipient's picture.

Evangelos S. Gragoudas

Past Recipients

    • Ajay E. Kuriyan, MD, 2016
    • Yannis M. Paulus, MD, 2015
    • John B. Miller, MD, 2015
    • Glenn C. Yiu, MD, PhD, 2014
    • Ruwan Amila Silva, MD, 2013
    • Mark Kleinman, MD, 2012

International Travel Grant

The International Travel Grant established by Dr. Kwon is to promote young (45 and younger) and accomplished members participation at the annual meetings. The purpose of this grant is to encourage international members to attend the macula society meeting in US, and US members to attend the macula society meeting out of US. The five thousand dollar grant recipient will be selected by International Committee with input from the Executive Committee. The International Committee appreciates the strong and endless support from all of the members of Macula Society.

Past Recipients

  • Kanji Yamashiro, MD, 2016
  • Suk Ho Byron, MD, 2016

Congratulations to Sophie Bakri, MD – for completing her participation as the Macula Society’s nominee in the Academy’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) XVIII, class of 2016.

Congratulations to member Rajesh C. Rao, M.D., recipient of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Young Physician-Scientist Award. The award recognizes young physician-scientists who are supported by NIH K or similar significant career-development awards, are early in their first faculty appointment, and have made notable achievements in their research. 

Annual Meeting Gallery

Web galleries from the 36th, 37th, 38th, and 39th Macula Society Annual Meetings are avaliable.

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