The Academy is very pleased to announce that the following twenty Eye M.D.s were chosen via a competitive selection process to participate in the Academy’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) XIV, Class of 2012.
A sincere thanks to all the state, sub specialty and specialized interest societies who submitted nominees. In addition, the international participant who was selected, Michiyo Stern, MD of Japan, was nominated by the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology.
As participants on the LDP Selection Committee, we can personally express what a difficult job we had in selecting amongst an impressive pool of nominees. Based on program evaluations, we are committed to maintaining a small class size to maximize interaction and collaborative learning.
Congratulations to the LDP XIV, Class of 2012!
Wesley H. Adams, MD – Montana Academy of Ophthalmology
Natalie A. Afshari, MD – Ocular Microbiology & Immunology Group
Ronald A. Braswell, MD – Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology
Susan K. Burden, MD – North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Geoffrey G. Emerson, MD, PhD – American Society of Retina Specialists
Sidney K. Gicheru, MD – Texas Ophthalmological Association
Neeru Gupta, MD, PhD – Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Don O. Kikkawa, MD – American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Alan E. Kimura, MD – Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Mark R. Nelson, MD – Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology
Tatyana Milman, MD – American Society of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists
Nicholas M. Mittica, MD – New Mexico Academy of Ophthalmology
Daniel E. Neely, MD – American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Millicent Palmer-Johnson, MD – Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Jeff H. Pettey, MD – Utah Ophthalmological Society
Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD – American Glaucoma Society
William W. Richardson II, MD – Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Michiyo Stern, MD – Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
Eric. R. Thomas, MD – South Dakota Academy of Ophthalmology
Anthony J. Viti, MD – Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
The class will begin with an Orientation Session held in conjunction with the Academy’s Annual Meeting in Orlando. The LDP XIV, Class of 2012, will be joined by participants in the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology’s Curso de Liderazgo for this orientation session as well as for their January 2012 session in San Francisco.
If you have any questions about the Academy’s Leadership Development Program, please contact
Gail Schmidt, Director of Ophthalmic Society Relations.