San Francisco – R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD, Director of the Stulting Research Center, Woolfson Eye Institute, professor of ophthalmology emeritus at Emory University and adjunct professor of ophthalmology at the Moran Eye Institute, was honored by the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), with the 2014 José I. Barraquer Lecture and Award.
The award honors a physician who has made significant contributions in the field of refractive surgery during his or her career. This individual exemplifies the character and scientific dedication of José I. Barraquer, MD—one of the founding fathers of refractive surgery.
Dr. Stulting received his MD degree and PhD in microbiology and immunology from Duke University. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at Washington University’s Barnes Hospital and his ophthalmology residency at the University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Stulting completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease at Emory University, where he practiced, taught and performed research from 1982 to 2010.
In 2010, he left Emory University to establish the Stulting Research Center at Woolfson Eye Institute, where he conducts a variety of clinical trials in cataract, refractive surgery, cornea and external disease.
Dr. Stulting was given the Barraquer Award at a special award ceremony at the 2014 ISRS Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois (see picture attached).
About the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
The International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), is the leading worldwide organization for refractive surgeons, with over 2,300 members from more than 80 different countries. To learn more about the latest clinical and research developments in refractive, cornea, cataract and lens-based surgery, visit www.isrs.org.
About the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons—”Eye M.D.s”—with more than 32,000 members worldwide. Eye health care is provided by the three “O’s” – opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists. It is the ophthalmologist, or Eye M.D., who can treat it all (eye diseases and injuries) and perform eye surgery. For more information, visit www.aao.org.