Honors and Awards

Learn more about Kellogg’s award-winning faculty and trainees. We’ll keep you updated on awards, grants and other honors they have won.

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Steven F. Abcouwer, PhD

2019

  • Chief Editor, Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Distinguished Reviewer Award, Scholarly Journals 2018, American Diabetes Association
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Diabetes Research
  • Grant Reviewer, Anonymization Project, Center for Scientific Review Research Review, National Institutes of Health
  • Grant Reviewer, Fellowship Review, Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance
  • Inductee, Academy of Distinguished Alumni, University of Missouri Chemical Engineering Institutes of Health
  • Member, Commercial Relations Committee, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Study Section, Diseases and Pathophysiology of the Visual System, National Institutes of Health

David Antonetti, PhD

2019

  • Editorial Board, Diabetes
  • Editorial Board, Tissue Barriers

Brenda Bohnsack, MD, PhD

2019

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Kari H. Brahnham, MS, CGC

2019

  • Scientific Advisory Board, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Theresa Cooney, MD

2019

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • President, Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Monte Del Monte, MD

2019

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • Invited International External Reviewer, Appointment and Promotion Committee, Ghana University
  • Member, Advisory Board, Leadiant Cystaran Medical
  • Member, Marshall M. Parks Lecture Selection Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Miller International Travel Grant Selection Committee  American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus International
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Pediatric Ophthalmology Starter Grant Program, Knights Templar Eye Foundation
  • President, Costenbader Pediatric Ophthalmology Society
  • Section Head, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Eyewiki, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Strabismus Consult Leader, Global Consult Bureau, World Society for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Vice Chair, Fellowship Directors Committee, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Karen S. Deloss, OD

2019

  • Chair, Membership of Fellowship Committee, American Academy of Optometry
  • Member, Advisory Board, Gas Permeable Lens Institute

Joshua R. Ehrlich, MD

2019

  • Advisory Committee, Center for Vision and Population Health, Prevent Blindness
  • Chair, AGS Cares Task Force, American Glaucoma Society
  • Editorial Board, Ophthalmic Epidemiology
  • Grant Reviewer, Special Emphasis Review Panel (ZRG1 BDCN-R), Immune System, Brain, and the Visual System, National Institutes of Health
  • Grant Reviewer, Special Emphasis Review Panel, Glaucoma and Retinopathy: Biomarkers, Diagnostics and Translational Studies in Development and Aging, National Institutes of Health
  • Lancet Commission, Global Eye Health

Victor M. Elner, MD, PhD

2019

  • Richard Dortzback Lecture, Annual Meeting, North American Society of Academic Orbital Surgeons

Jerome Finkelstein, MD

2019

  • Best Doctors in America

Patrice Fort, PhD, MS

2019

  • Reviewer, ETTN-12 Small Business Study Section, National Institutes of Health Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
  • Editorial Board, PlosOne
  • Grant Review Committee, American Diabetes Association
  • Guest Editor, Editorial Board, Frontiers in Genetics, Frontiers in Neuroscience
  • Member, Scientific Sessions Retinopathy, American Diabetes Association
  • Membership Committee, International Society for Eye Research

Bruce Furr, CO, PhD

2019

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Thomas W. Gardner, M.D., M.S.

2019

  • Associate Editor, Acta Ophthalmologica
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • Editorial Board, Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Editorial Board, Diabetes Care
  • Program Chair, Diabetic Retinopathy, American Diabetes Association
  • Research Advisory Board, Eye Research Institute for Transplantation and Research

Mark W. Johnson, MD

2019

  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Associate Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • Daniel R. Martin, MD Distinguished Lecture, Cleveland Clinic
  • Editorial Board, Retina
  • Editorial Board, Retinal Physician Philip P. Ellis Lecture, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • The Retina Society: Chair, Awards Committee; Chair, Nominating Committee; Immediate Past President; Program Committee
  • The Macula Society: Credentials Committee, Finance and Investment Committee, Secretary Treasurer

Paul P. Lee, MD, JD

2019

  • 1st Peterson Leadership Lecture, Cincinnati Eye Institute
  • Advisory Board, Hoskins Center for Patient Safety and Quality
  • Advisory Committee, JAMA Ophthalmology
  • Board of Trustees, Society of Heed Fellows
  • Chandler-Grant Lecture, New England Ophthalmological Society Meeting
  • Doheny Memorial Lecture, UCLA Department of Ophthalmology
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine
  • Heed-Gutman Award, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation
  • Honorary Lecture, Women in Ophthalmology
  • Honoree Lecture—Steve Obstbaum, M.D., Manhattan Glaucoma Symposium
  • Member, Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring Executive Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Paul Sternberg Jr. Lecture, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • President, National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research/Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
  • Trustee-at-Large, Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology

Shahzad I. Mian, MD

2019

  • Board of Directors, Cornea Society
  • Board of Directors, Eversight Eye Bank
  • Board of Directors, Eye Bank Association of America
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • Chair, Medical Advisory Committee, Eversight Eye Bank
  • Editorial Board, Cornea
  • Guest Editor, Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
  • Guest Editor, International Ophthalmology Clinics
  • R. Townley Paton Award, Eye Bank Association of America
  • Residency Review Committee, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • Subspecialty Day Advisory Committee, Basic and Clinical Science Course Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Jason M. Miller, MD, PhD

2019

  • Fellow Research Retreat, Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO), 2019
  • Heed Fellow, appointed by The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation and the Society of Heed Fellows

Sayoko Moroi, MD, PhD

2019

  • Named Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
  • 2020 Clinician Scientist Lecturer, American Glaucoma Society
  • 39th Annual Robert N. Shaffer Glaucoma Lecture, American Academy of Ophthalmology

David C. Musch, PhD, MPH

  • Advisory Group, US Project, Cochrane Collaboration Eyes and Vision Group
  • Chair, Data & Safety Monitoring Boards:
    • Aura Biosciences, Inc., Cambridge, MA (AU-011 for treatment of choroidal melanoma)
    • Chengdu Kanghong Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China (Conbercept treatment for neovascular AMD)
    • FLAME trial Treatment to Prevent Recurrence after Surgery for Trichiasis, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
    • Glaukos Corporation (iStent Supra for glaucoma treatment)
    • InnFocus/Santen (MicroShunt for glaucoma treatment)
    • Neurotech & MacTel Group (CNTF treatment for macular telangiectasia)
    • Opthea, Ltd, Victoria, Australia (VEGF-C/D trap treatment for neovascular AMD)
    • Refocus, Inc., Dallas, TX (scleral implant for presbyopia treatment)
  • Consultant, Cornea Preferred Practice Pattern Guidelines Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Consultant, Preferred Practice Pattern – Cataract/Anterior Segment Panel, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Consultant, Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Editorial Board, Eye and Vision
  • Editorial Board, JAMA Ophthalmology
  • Editorial Board, Retina
  • Grant Reviewer, Medical Research Fund, United Kingdom
  • Grant Reviewer, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
  • Member, Data & Safety Monitoring Committees:
    • ADVISE uveitis treatment trial, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
    • Independent Data Monitoring Committee, Kodiak Sciences, Inc.
    • META-MUST uveitis treatment trials, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
    • Intramural branch clinical trials, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
    • SCORE-2 trial, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • Methodologist, Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Methodologist, Preferred Practice Patterns Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Study Section, Special Emphasis Panel, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

Christine Nelson, MD

2019

  • Board of Directors, World Association of Eye Hospitals
  • James A. Katowitz Pediatric Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Paula Anne Newman-Casey, MD, MS

2019

  • Junior Member at Large, American Glaucoma Society
  • Member, Glaucoma Subcommittee, Annual Meeting Program Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Yannis Paulus, MD, FACS

2019

  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Ophthalmic and Eye Science
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Ophthalmic Research Member, Retina Society

Jillian Pearring, PhD

2019

  • Co-Chair, Annual Conference, Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Ophthalmic and Eye Science
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Ophthalmic Research Executive Committee, Therapeutic Laser Applications,Technical Group, Optical Society of America
  • Finance Committee, American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Fundraising Committee, International Society for Eye Research
  • US patent “Method and Apparatus for removing microvessels”
  • Young Investigator Committee, International Society for Eye Research

Howard Petty, PhD

2019

  • Co-Chief Editor, Molecular Medicine, Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology

Lev Prasov, MD, PhD

2019

  • Ad-hoc Grant Reviewer, Wellcome Trust Lead
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Genetics in Ophthalmology, Journal of Ophthalmology

Donald G. Puro, MD, PhD

2019

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Rajesh Rao, MD

2019

  • Member, Study Section, Special Emphasis Panel, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
  • Editor, Social Media, Ophthalmology
  • Editor, Social Media, Ophthalmology Retina
  • Grant Reviewer, Neurosciences and Mental Health Board, Medical Research Council
  • Member, Clinical Translation Committee, International Society for Stem Cell Research

Therese M. Sassalos, MD

2019

  • Inductee, American Uveitis Society

H. Kaz Soong, MD

2019

  • Assistant Editor, Cornea

Alan Sugar, MD 

2019

  •  Castroviejo Medal Lecture, Cornea Society
  • Editor-in Chief, Journal of the Cornea Society, Cornea
  • Grant Reviewer, California Stem Cell Agency, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Grant Reviewer, National Medical Research Council of Singapore
  • Research Committee, Medical Advisory Board, Eye Bank Association of America

Bradford L. Tannen, MD, JD

2019

  • Associate Editor, Case Reports, American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Editor, Journal of Ocular Biology

Debra Thompson, PhD

2019

  • Member, Advisory Board, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Sara L. Weidmayer, OD, FAAO

2019

  • Editorial Board, Review of Optometry Regional
  • Vice-Chair, Admittance Committee, American Academy of Optometry
  • Secretary, Michigan Foundation for Vision Awareness

James Weiland, PhD

2019

  • Vice-President Conferences, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Jennifer S. Weizer, MD

2019

  • Best Doctors in America

Kwoon Wong, PhD 

2019

  • Editorial Board, Current Eye Research
  • Grant Reviewer, Fight for Sight (UK)
  • Study Section, Special Emphasis Panel, Vision Imaging, Bioengineering and Low Vision, National Institutes of Health
  • Technology Development, National Institutes of Health

Maria A. Woodward, MD, MS

2019

  • Member, Study Section, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health 
  • Chair, Eye Bank Association of America
  • Editorial Board, Survey of Ophthalmology
  • Grant Reviewer, Eye Bank Association of America
  • Health Policy Leadership Development Fellowship, Cornea Society

Rebecca A. Wu, MD

2019

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors