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Geoffrey Broocker, MD, FACS

Professor Emeritus, Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, 2014-current


Dr. Broocker was chief of service, Grady Memorial Hospital, from 1988-2013.  His true joy lies in ophthalmic education of medical students, non-ophthalmic resident physicians, healthcare paraprofessionals, and most importantly, Emory Eye Center residents.

Previous Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida Medical School, Gainesville, Florida, 1986-1988.

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Jacksonville, 1986-1988.

Associate Chairman, Jacksonville Health Education Programs, Inc., 1986-1988.

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1988-1994.

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1994 – 2000.

Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, 2001-2014

Walthour-DeLaPerriere Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1996

Previous Administrative Appointments

Member of Executive Committee, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1988-2013, Chief of Ophthalmology

Member of Surgical and Tissue Review Committee, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1988-2010.

Member of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1988-Present; Chairman of Committee April 2007-current.

Member of Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1988-2014.

Member of Utilization Review Committee, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1988-1996.

Member of Operating Room Committee, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1988-2014.

Member of Chiefs of Service Committee, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1988-2014.

Representative of Ophthalmology Department for Emory Medical Care Foundation, 1988-98, 2002-14

Member of Committee for Clinical Faculty Appointments and Promotions, Emory Dept. Of Ophthalmology, 1992-94.

Member of the Surgery Service Team Committee, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1988-2008, Chief of Ophthalmology.

Member of Pharmacy Subcommittee on Pricing Negotiations, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1994-2000.

Member of Peer Review Committee & Task Force, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1994-95.

Appointed by Dean in Chiefs of Service Executive Management Committee, 1997.

Internal Review Committee, Emory University School of Medicine, 1993-2000, Member and Chaired Committee (7/13/98).

Member of Transitional Year Committee, Emory University School of Medicine, 1994-2001.

Laser Safety Committee Member, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1998-2014.

Member, Managed Care Task Force, Emory Medical Care Foundation, 1998.

Search Committee for Dept. Ophthalmology Comprehensivist, 1998, Chair.

Emory Physicians at Grady Committee member 2003-04.

Performance Improvement and Peer Review Committee, Grady Hospital, 2007-14.

Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, 2007 to current.
Interim Chair of Antibiotic Subcommittee 2011.

Committee Memberships

National

American Academy of Ophthalmology Representative to the Council of Medical Specialties Societies, Graduate Medical Education Program Directors’ Group, 1994 to 1999 (First Chairman, 1997 to 1999)

Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology, Education Committee, 1994-present; Chairman, Program Directors’ Group, 1996 to 1999

American Medical Association, Academy Ophthalmology, Representative to Council of Medical Education Task Force on Federation of State Medical Boards Guidelines, 1999

American Academy of Ophthalmology elected representative to the ACGME’s Residency Review Committee for Ophthalmology, Fall 1999 to Winter 2005. Vice-Chairman of Committee 2004-2005. Named as Member of RRC Appeals Committee, fall 2006.

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: Advisory Committee on Educational Outcomes Assessment, 2001- 2003; Special Site Surveyor 2007.

Committee Member of International Council of Ophthalmology, establishing guidelines for training of medical students and residents, 2004.

Honors and Awards

Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Chemistry, 1973
Phi Beta Kappa, 1973
Chemistry and Physical Sciences Awards, 1973

Distinguished Service Award, Lions International, 10/5/85, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Clinical Teaching Award, 1989, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

Clinical Teaching Award, 1993, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

Endowed Chair, 1996, Walthour-DeLaPerriere Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine

Clinical Teaching Award, 2000, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

Clinical Teaching Award, 2004, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

Clinical Teaching Award, 2007, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, 2005

Best Lecturer, Primary Care Medicine Curriculum 2005-2006

Best Lecturer, Primary Care Medicine Curriculum 2007-2008

Best Lecturer, Primary Care Medicine Curriculum 2008-2009

Named Fund for Ophthalmology Residency Education, October 2010

Clinical Teaching Award, 2012, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

Clinical Teaching Award, 2012, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

Residency Program Directors (1988-2014): Maria Aaron, MD; Geoffrey Broocker, MD; and Paul Pruitt, MD

Medical School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY:
1973-76

Internship
Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr PA: 1976-77

Residency
Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia PA: 1977-80

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Florida Medical School, Gainesville, Gainesville FL: 1986-88

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Jacksonville, Jacksonville FL: 1986-88

Residency Program Director
Emory University School of Medicine: 1988-99

Associate Director: 1999-2000

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