Kellogg professor Monte Del Monte, M.D., a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology, was elected the 22nd president of the Costenbader Society. His two-year term ends in late 2018.
The society was founded in 1967 by Frank Costenbader, M.D., the first ophthalmologist in this country to restrict his practice to children, together with illustrious teachers Marshall Parks, M.D., and David Friendly, M.D., and pediatric ophthalmology fellows of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. It was the first American society devoted to pediatric ophthalmology.
The Costenbader Society hosts educational, practice and research meetings and activities. Dr. Del Monte oversees the program, finance, membership and nominating committees, and helps select the speakers for the annual Marshall Parks and David Friendly Lectures and the recipient of the David Friendly Award. These lectures and award are presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.