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Edelhauser lectureship takes shape

To honor the life work of Henry F. Edelhauser, former director of research for the Eye Center, the Henry F. Edelhauser Translational Research Lecture has been established.

Henry Edelhauser PhD

Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD

Several months ago, Emory glaucoma specialist Anastasios Costarides suggested that the Eye Center initiate a lectureship fund to honor Edelhauser— specifically, to create a lecture that can foster translational research topics. We have exceeded our initial goal of $75,000 to establish this fund as a permanently endowed lectureship. A translational researcher will be the named lecturer each year for the resident's research day and graduation ceremony at the Emory Eye  Center.

Edelhauser's leadership in translational vision research has set the standard for exemplifying the high impact work that Emory's research program has become recognized for over the past 25 years. He has won nearly every national award in his field, including the prestigious Castroviejo Medal, has been the past president of ARVO, and was recently designated by the ARVO Foundation to receive one of its highest  honors.

If you are interested in contributing, please contact David Woolf at 404-778-4121.


July issue Atlanta magazine cover Five physicians named
"Top Docs"

Atlanta magazine "Top Doctors" issues of July 2012 and 2013 ranked five Emory Eye Center physicians among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 322 physicians in the metro area: Allen Beck (glaucoma); Valérie Biousse (neuro-ophthalmology); Nancy Newman (neurology and neuro-ophthalmology); Scott Lambert (pediatric ophthalmology); and Timothy Olsen (retina).


U.S. News & World Report rankings

Emory Eye US News Badge Emory Eye Center again ranked among the top ophthalmology centers in this country within the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s guide to America’s top medical institutions. This year, Emory Eye Center placed at #16. The 2013 edition“America’s Best Hospitals” guide ranks the top hospitals in medical specialties. The top hospitals ranked in ophthalmology were named as among the “best for challenging cases and procedures” by at least 5 percent of ophthalmology specialists who responded to U.S. News surveys in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Additionally, eight Eye Center physicians were listed in the “Top Doctors” category within U.S. News rankings in 2012. As such, these physicians rank within the top 10% of physicians in the country.

Allen Beck (glaucoma)
Valérie Biousse (neuro-ophthalmology)*
Hans Grossniklaus (oncology/pathology)*
Scott Lambert (pediatric ophthalmologogy)*
Nancy Newman (neurology/neuro-ophthalmology)*
Timothy W. Olsen (retina)*
J. Bradley Randleman (cornea)

“We are very proud of our faculty whose strengths in clinical care, translational research, and education enable us to be among the top-ranked ophthalmology programs in the country,” says Eye Center director Timothy Olsen. “The strategic programs and new faculty members at Emory will help us to blossom in the coming years as we continue to grow and expand our tripartite academic missions. We look forward to a building on our solid foundation and we see a very bright future, filled with new opportunities.”


Names with an asterisk (*) are in the top 1% of doctors ranked.

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