Hall of Fame | Main – Children's Eye Foundation

Hall of Fame | Main

The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Hall of Fame is a gallery of pioneers and leaders, surgeons and scientists, teachers and humanitarians – devoted to ensuring and improving vision for life.

This Exhibit Includes A Biography And Portrait Gallery Featuring:
The Frank D. Costenbader Collection

Dr. Frank D. Costenbader is universally recognized as the first ophthalmologist to limit his practice, in 1943, exclusively to children. With that decision, he became the ‘’Father of Pediatric Ophthalmology”, and, by association, also the founder of Ophthalmology’s first sub-specialty.   The Frank D. Costenbader Lecture was inaugurated in 1974 and is presented annually at the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus meeting.   This prestigious annual lectureship memorializes the man who had the foresight and the courage to begin the subspecialty of pediatric ophthalmology, and the talent and dedication to train and mold the next generation according to his ideals.

The Marshall M. Parks, M.D. Medalist Collection 

The Marshall M. Parks Medal pays tribute to the legacy of a pediatric ophthalmologist, founder of the Children’s Eye Foundation and the visionary for the formation of AAPOS, whose lifelong quest was expert eye care for children, the elimination of preventable blindness and continuous innovation in the care of strabismus.

There are three levels of distinguished honor, including the Gold Medal category, which was only awarded to Dr. Marshall Parks to honor his legacy. The Silver Medal is pediatric ophthalmology’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, recognizing monumental contributions. Such contributions may involve basic research, clinical research, clinical care, educational activities, organizational activities, public health, or resource contributions.  Bronze Medals are awarded to past presidents of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus and other individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to children’s eye care.

BE SURE TO VISIT THE TRAVELING EXHIBIT AT THE AAPOS ANNUAL MEETING!

We hope you enjoy this journey through the history of medical advancement and discovery in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.  Inaugurated in 2017, this exhibit was created by the Children’s Eye Foundation (CEF) to preserve history and to honor and inspire future achievement. CEF is a non-profit organization supported by generous individuals and organizations who are interested in supporting the ideals inspired by our founders — to help children see more — and the enduring wisdom to achieve this by promoting early detection and expert treatment; and by fostering the training and research of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus-expert physicians. CEF is the official foundation of the world’s largest physician organization dedicated to children’s eye care and adults with strabismus, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). If you wish to make a donation, please go to www.ChildrensEyeFoundation.org.

The Frank D. Costenbader, MD (1905 – 1978)

Dr. Frank D. Costenbader is universally recognized as the first ophthalmologist to limit his practice, in 1943, exclusively to children. With that decision, he became the ‘’Father of Pediatric Ophthalmology”, and, by association, also the founder of Ophthalmology’s first sub-specialty.

The Frank D. Costenbader Lecture was inaugurated in 1974 and is presented annually at the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus meeting.   This prestigious annual lectureship memorializes the man who had the foresight and the courage to begin the subspecialty of pediatric ophthalmology, and the talent and dedication to train and mold the next generation according to his ideals.

THE FRANK D. COSTENBADER

LECTURERS

1974 Marshall M. Parks, MD
1975 Robert N. Shaffer, MD
1976 Lorenz E. Zimmerman, MD
1977 T. Keith Lyle, MD
1978 Jules Francois, MD
1979 Robison D. Harley, MD
1980 David C. Cogan, MD
1981 Philip Knapp, MD
1982 Joseph Lang, MD
1983 Jack C. Crawford, MD
1984 Gunter K. von Noorden, MD
1985 Arthur J. Jampolsky, MD
1986 Robert M. Ellsworth, MD
1987 John E. Wright, MD
1988 Alan B. Scott, MD
1989 Kenneth C. Swan, MD
1990 John T. Flynn, MD
1991 John A. Pratt-Johnson, MD
1992 Eugene M. Helveston, MD
1993 Henry S. Metz, MD
1994 William E. Scott, MD
1995 Eugene R. Folk, MD
1996 Marilyn T. Miller, MD
1997 Robert D. Reinecke, MD
1998 David L. Guyton, MD
1999 Malcolm L. Mazow, MD
2000 David R. Stager, Sr., MD
2001 Forrest Daryel Ellis, MD
2002 Creig S. Hoyt, MD
2003 Burton J. Kushner, MD
2004 Arthur L. Rosenbaum, MD
2005 Albert W. Biglan, MD
2006 Earl A. Palmer, MD
2007 John D. Baker, MD
2008 Edward G. Buckley, MD
2009 Richard A. Saunders, MD
2010 Linn Murphree, MD
2011 Susan H. Day, MD
2012 Michael X. Repka, MD
2013 M. Edward Wilson, MD
2014  John F. O’Neill, MD
2015  David S. Walton, MD
2016  Edward L. Raab, MD
2017  Steven M. Archer, MD
The Marshall M. Parks, M.D. Medal

The Parks Medal, minted in 2002, is an honor awarded by the Children’s Eye Foundation and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus to recognize outstanding achievement in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. There are three levels of distinguished honor, including the Gold Medal category, which was only awarded to Dr. Marshall Parks to honor his legacy.

THE MARSHALL M. PARKS MEDALISTS

Gold Medal

2002 Marshall M. Parks, M.D
Silver Medal

The Silver Medal is pediatric ophthalmology’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, recognizing monumental contributions. Such contributions may involve basic research, clinical research, clinical care, educational activities, organizational activities, public health, or resource contributions.

THE MARSHALL M. PARKS MEDALISTS

SILVER MEDALISTS

2003 George R. Beauchamp, MD +
2003 Suzanne C. Beauchamp
2006 Arthur Jampolsky, MD
2006 Gunter Von Noorden, MD +
2007 David H. Hubel, MD +
2007 Torsten N. Wiesel, MD
2008 Lorenz E. Zimmerman, MD +
2009 Alan B. Scott, MD
2010 William S. Tasman, MD
2011 Marilyn T. Miller, MD, MS
2012 Carol Shields, MD
2012 Jerry Shields, MD
2013 David S. I. Taylor, MD
2014 David Guyton, MD
2015 Bruce Spivey, MD
2015 Eugene Helveston, MD
2016 John D. Baker, MD
2017 Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS
Bronze Medal

Bronze Medals are awarded to past presidents of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus and other individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to children’s eye care.

THE MARSHALL M. PARKS MEDALISTS

For Outstanding Service

BRONZE MEDALISTS

2006 Sidney J. Silver, E
2006 David Cook, CPA
2012 Michael R. Redmond, MD +
2012 Grace Parks Mitchell, RN

THE MARSHALL M. PARKS MEDALISTS

Past AAPOS Presidents

BRONZE MEDALISTS

1974-1975 Marshall M. Parks, MD +
1975-1976 Robert D. Reinecke, MD
1976-1977 Jack C. Crawford, MD +
1977-1978 Robison D. Harley, MD+
1978-1979 David S. Friendly, MD +
1979-1980 Phillip Knapp, MD+
1980-1981 Webb Chamberlain, MD +
1981-1982 Alfred G. Smith, MD
1982-1983 Arthur Jampolsky, MD
1983-1984 John A. Pratt-Johnson, MD+
1984-1985 Eugene R. Folk, MD +
1985-1986 Thomas D. France, MD
1986-1987 Gunter K. von Noorden, MD
1987-1988 Arthur L. Rosenbaum, MD+
1988-1989 William E. Scott, MD
1989-1990 Eugene M. Helveston, MD
1990-1991 Henry S. Metz, MD
1991-1992 John T. Flynn, MD
1992-1993 Forrest D. Ellis, MD
1993-1994 David L. Guyton, MD
1994-1995 Malcolm L. Mazow, MD
1995-1996 John D. Baker, MD
1996-1997 Earl A. Palmer, MD
1997-1998 John W. Simon, MD
1998-1999 Marilyn T. Miller, MD
1999-2000 Maynard B. Wheeler, MD
2000-2001 Albert W. Biglan, MD
2001-2002 Jane D. Kivlin, MD
2002-2003 Joseph H. Calhoun, MD+
2003-2004 George S. Ellis, Jr, MD
2004-2005 Susan H. Day, MD
2005-2006 Michael X. Repka, MD
2006-2007 Christie L. Morse, MD
2007-2008 Edward G. Buckley, MD
2008-2009 Bradley C. Black, MD
2009-2010 C. Gail Summers, MD
2010-2011 David A. Plager, MD
2011-2012 Steven E.  Rubin, MD
2012-2013 K. David Epley, MD
2013-2014 Sharon F. Freedman, MD
2014-2015 Sherwin J. Isenberg, MD
2015-2016 M. Edward Wilson, Jr, MD

These are the Heroes of

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

These extraordinary people devoted their lives to improving vision care for children, so that children could have a life with good sight. Discover the magnificent scientific discoveries in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus that have opened doors to better care of children’s eye and vision health and of adults with strabismus. Take pride in the captivating stories of marvelous teachers, surgeons, clinicians, scientists, innovators, humanitarians, and visionaries, as told in their biographical sketches on display in this traveling and online exhibit

Did you Know about these

Inductees?

Drs. David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel received the Nobel Prize for their work on the neurobiology of amblyopia
Dr. Allan Scott developed Botox, originally, as a non-incisional cure for strabismus.
Dr. Alfred Sommer is credited with saving the sight and lives of millions of children when he discovered that even mild vitamin A deficiency dramatically increases childhood mortality.