Dr. Lindstrom takes on leadership of ASCRS Foundation

October 17, 2008

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery's (ASCRS) Executive Committee announced that Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, founding partner of Minnesota Eye Consultants, Minneapolis, will head the ASCRS Foundation.

Arlington, VA-The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRS) Executive Committee announced that Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, founding partner of Minnesota Eye Consultants, Minneapolis, will head the ASCRS Foundation.

Dr. Lindstrom’s predecessor is I. Howard Fine, MD, Eugene, OR, who was the first chairman of the foundation. Under Dr. Fine’s leadership, the foundation has grown to a $5 million organization with broad support, funding, and a substantial list of programs and achievements.

Dr. fine oversaw the foundation’s humanitarian program, which included the construction, outfitting, and operation of the Robert Sinskey Eye Institute in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a full-service medical and surgical eye-care facility with a staff of seven that treats more than 7,000 patients per year.

Dr. Lindstrom’s experience includes work with non-profits and foundation management, having led programs for the University of Minnesota, the Eye Bank Association of America, the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, and the Phillips Eye Institute. He is a past-president of ASCRS and a renowned lecturer, teacher, consultant, and surgeon.