Ophthalmologists lauded at the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting

December 1, 2008
Lois A. Bowers, MA

Neil M. Bressler, MD, Susan B. Bressler, MD, Alexander J. "Sandy" Brucker, MD, and Stanley Chang, MD, were honored for their work in the subspecialty of retina Oct. 12 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS).

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Maui, HI-Neil M. Bressler, MD, Susan B. Bressler, MD, Alexander J. "Sandy" Brucker, MD, and Stanley Chang, MD, were honored for their work in the specialty of retina at the annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS).

Dr. Brucker received the Founders Award, which recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of vitreoretinal surgery, treatment, research, surgical instrumentation, and patient care. A professor of ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Dr. Brucker is the founder and editor in chief of the journal Retina and the quarterly journal Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. He also was one of the founding members and is a former president of the Macula Society.

Dr. Chang received the 2008 Crystal Apple Award from the Young Physicians Section of ASRS. The award recognizes an ASRS member who advances the education and professional development of vitreoretinal specialists at the beginning of their careers. Dr. Chang is the Edward S. Harkness Professor of Ophthalmology, the K. K. Tse and Ku Teh Ying Professor of Ophthalmology, and the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology/Harkness Eye Institute at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.

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