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Officers

President
M. Gilbert Grand, MD

President-Elect
Andrew P. Schachat, MD

Secretary
James C. Folk, MD

Treasurer
H. Richard McDonald, MD

Executive Secretary
Lawrence J.  Singerman, MD

Committee Chairs

Awards
Neil M. Bressler, MD

By-Laws Chair
Ivana Kim, MD

Credentials
Karl Csaky, MD, PhD

Meeting Planning
Sophie J. Bakri, MD

Nominating
G. Baker Hubbard, III, MD

Program
Judy E. Kim, MD

Research & Education
Richard F. Spaide, MD

Website
Cynthia Toth, MD

AAO Representative
Michael J. Elman, MD

International Member
Oh W. Kwon, MD

Young Member
David Sarraf, MD

Past Presidents

Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
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

History of the Macula Society

Lawrence J. Singerman

The Macula Society was founded in 1977 when Dr. Lawrence J. Singerman recognized the need for a forum to present and critique the rapidly expanding new research in retinal vascular and macular disease. He invited a few dozen leaders in these areas to the first meeting. He persuaded his mentor, Dr. Arnall Patz, to be the first president. He planned the meeting in Key Biscayne, Florida, to facilitate the presence of Dr. J. Donald Gass, who opened the first session and moderated the last session of the meeting. Dr. Gass also became the second president of the Society. At the first meeting, committee chairmen were nominated and elected by the attendees.

Still, after 37 years, the purpose of the Society is to provide a forum for the presentation and dissemination of the most current and most advanced scientific information and research available in retinal vascular and macular diseases.

Currently, the Macula Society has 423 members, including many international members. Applications are accepted only once a year, and members are selected via rigorous acceptance criteria, including extensive contribution to retinal literature. Membership is, therefore, smaller than some organizations, which has promoted exceptional camaraderie and loyalty to the Society. Most members come to almost every meeting. The vast majority of members is involved in cutting-edge research and/or are investigators in major clinical trials.

Officers

M. Gilbert Grand, MD
President
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Andrew P. Schachat, MD
President-Elect
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James C. Folk, MD
Secretary
H. Richard McDonald, MD
Treasurer
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Lawrence Singerman, MD
Executive Secretary
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Immediate Past President
Oh Kwon, MD
International Member
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David Sarraf, MD
Young Member
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