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2020 News Releases


  • November 18, 2020 | Emory Eye Center to host 4th annual Southeastern Vision Research Conference. Emory Eye Center will host the fourth annual Southeastern Vision Research Conference (SEVRC) on Monday, December 7 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, December 8 at 9 a.m. The event will be held in collaboration with two other vision research groups from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The virtual, two-day seminar is a way for research scientists to celebrate an exchange of excellence in vision research and science.

  • November 5, 2020 | AAO 2020 Goes Virtual: Emory Eye Center faculty to lead educational efforts in an online collaborative environment. Emory Eye Center physicians will help educate other providers at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) virtual annual conference this month.

  • October 29, 2020 | Eight Emory Eye Center faculty recognized at the 2020 Celebration of Faculty Excellence. Eight Emory Eye Center faculty members were recognized at the Emory University School of Medicine’s (SOM) Celebration of Faculty Excellence ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Each year, the School of Medicine honors faculty in a variety.

  • October 27, 2020 | Allen D. Beck, MD, appointed F. Phinizy Calhoun, Sr. Chair of Ophthalmology. Allen D. Beck, MD, director of Emory Eye Center, has been appointed F. Phinizy Calhoun, Sr. Chair of Ophthalmology by Emory University School of Medicine, effective June 1, 2020. Dr. Beck has served as chair and director of Emory Eye Center since May 2019 and interim chair and director of the department since March 2016.

  • August 18, 2020 | Emory Eye Center earns a spot in U.S. News & World Report's healthcare rankings for 22nd consecutive year. Emory Eye Center of the Emory University/Emory Healthcare network is once again recognized as one of the top ophthalmology centers in the nation, according to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report's 2020-21 rankings of American’s top hospitals.

  • July 16, 2020 | Eight Emory Eye Center faculty make Atlanta’s “Top Docs” list. Atlanta magazine’s annual Top Doctors® issue has hit newsstands with eight Emory Eye Center physicians included. They are Maria Aaron, MD; Allen D. Beck, MD; Valérie Biousse, MD; Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA; G. Baker Hubbard III, MD; Nancy J. Newman, MD; Priyanka Sood, MD; and Ted H. Wojno, MD.

  • June 22, 2020 | Emory Eye Center Receives Humanitarian Award from Sidra Tree Foundation. Emory Eye Center providers Soroosh Behshad, MD, MPH, and Natalie C. Weil, MD, have received the Sidra Tree Foundation Project Award from the Sidra Tree Foundation. Dr. Behshad is a cataract and cornea surgeon in the section of Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery and serves as chief of Ophthalmology Services at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Dr. Weil, a pediatric and adult strabismus surgeon, is an assistant professor in the section of Pediatric Ophthalmology.

  • Arpil 27, 2020 | Emory Eye Center neuro-ophthalmologists collaborate with the Singapore National Eye Centre and a multinational consortium to use artificial intelligence to detect abnormalities of optic nerves from photographs. New findings published by Emory Eye Center neuro-ophthalmologists, Nancy J. Newman, MD and Valérie Biousse, MD, along with an international consortium of researchers from the Brain and Optic Nerve Study with Artificial Intelligence (BONSAI) group and Singapore National Eye Centre show that an artificial intelligence deep-learning system can accurately detect papilledema and other non-papilledema optic disc abnormalities from ocular fundus photographs.

  • March 30, 2020 | Carlton, Graubart and Jain Earn Doctors’ Day Nominations. In honor of National Doctors’ Day on March 30, the Emory University School of Medicine Recognitions Committee asked for nominations of doctors who demonstrate dedication to improving the health and well-being of our patients and community through the care they provide, the research they conduct, and/or their efforts to teach and inspire young doctors. Congratulations to the three ophthalmology nominees for 2020.

  • March 11, 2020 | Emory Eye Center faculty give back at community health clinic with Remote Area Medical. (Atlanta) For Emory Eye Center optometrists, Mary Carlton, OD, and Kristen Thelen, OD, FAAO, having healthy vision is important. As providers, Carlton and Thelen are dedicated to ensuring their patients at Emory Eye Center’s Vision & Optical Services have healthy vision. Outside of their work at Emory, they provide eye care to underserved and uninsured men, women and children at nationwide healthcare clinics sponsored by Remote Area Medical (RAM).

  • January 27, 2020 | Retina Expert Dr. Amani Fawzi to Lecture at Emory Eye Center’s SEVR 2020 Seminar in March. (Atlanta) – Emory Eye Center will host the 34th annual Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, 2020, at JW Marriot Buckhead in Atlanta. The conference will open Friday morning with the Paul Sternberg, Jr., lecture, presented by Amani Fawzi, MD, of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is the Cyrus Tang and Lee Jampol Professor of Ophthalmology on faculty with the Feinberg School of Medicine in Miami.

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