Bascom Palmer honored for Best Clinical Care, Residency programs

November 11, 2007

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored for excellence in two areas of ophthalmic achievement in Ophthalmology Times' 2007 Best Programs Awards.

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored for excellence in two areas of ophthalmic achievement in Ophthalmology Times' 2007 Best ProgramsAwards.

The institution was ranked first in the categories of Best Clinical Care and Best Residency programs. Each year, the publication conducts a poll among chairmen and residency directors from ophthalmology programs across the United States.

Ophthalmology Times presented the award to Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD, the Edward W.D. Norton Professor of Ophthalmology. Effective Nov. 1, Dr. Alfonso was named interim chairman of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and serves as director of its patient-care facilities: Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital in Miami, and outpatient facilities in Palm Beach Gardens, Plantation, and Naples, FL. Also accepting the award were Victor T. Curtin, MD, who has been affiliated with the institute for more than 40 years and is one of its founders; and Steven J. Gedde, MD, professor of ophthalmology, and current director of the institute's residency program.

The award was presented during Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's alumni reception at the Windsor CourtHotel Sunday evening.

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute was honored with Ophthalmology Times' Best Programs Awards inthe categories of Best Clinical Care and Best Residency programs. From left: Victor T. Curtin, MD,one of the founding five of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; Sheryl Stevenson, managing editor,Ophthalmology Times; Christina Phillis, associate editor, Ophthalmology Times; EduardoC. Alfonso, MD, interim chairman of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; and Steven J. Gedde, MD, currentdirector of the institute's residency program.