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Susan Day 2018 PARKS SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALIST

Born in Louisiana, Dr Day’s formative years were immersed in the importance of education. Emphasis on science was everywhere and included space exploration, polio vaccines, and safer transportation. At home, art was the focus as both parents were teachers of music. It was the kindness of a pediatrician who first introduced Dr Day to the […]

Derek Sprunger 2018 PARKS SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALIST

Dr. Derek Sprunger, Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine, served as President of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), and was the inaugural President of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC).

Forrest D. Ellis, MD 2018 PARKS SILVER MEDALIST

Forrest Daryel Ellis was born in 1932, at home, in Deputy, Indiana. The experiences of growing up during the Great Depression and WW II contributed to the development of the work ethic and humanity that would characterize his professional career.

Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS SILVER MEDALIST, 2017

Recognized for his remarkable career and lasting contributions to ophthalmology, epidemiology and public health worldwide through his discovery of the link between vitamin A deficiency and childhood blindness and mortality.

John D. (Jack) Baker, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2016
BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1995-1996

Dedicated teacher, advancing the specialty of pediatric ophthalmology. His research supported innovations in the treatment of congenital monocular cataract, strabismus, and retinopathy of prematurity. Exhibited expertise and leadership in enhancing institutions.

Eugene M. Helveston, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2015
BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1989-1990

Admired for contributions to academia, his passions and energy as a teacher define him. He is recognized for mentoring and his interest in humanitarian efforts, primarily his leadership role with ORBIS.

Bruce Spivey, MD, MS, MEd SILVER MEDALIST, 2015

Honored for his extensive work to enhance ophthalmology education and patient eye care internationally. Respected for his exceptional leadership and monumental contributions to ophthalmology worldwide.

David L. Guyton, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2014
BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1993-1994

Teacher, innovator and inventor of patents for optical instrumentation to detect strabismus. Critical thinker and educator, he earned international recognition in ocular motility, with expertise in adjustable suture surgery and clinical optics.

David S. I. Taylor, FRCS SILVER MEDALIST, 2013

Inspired by the art of treating and caring for patients, he pursued a brilliant career in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Particularly enhanced our knowledge of congenital cataract and vision development, neurophysiology and ophthalmic epidemiology.

Jerry A. Shields, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2012

Respected educator, specializing in ophthalmic pathology and retinal surgery. Celebrated for his prolific contributions to the literature and to the diagnosis and treatment of ocular tumors. Recognized founder of the International Society of Ocular Oncology.

Carol L. Shields, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2012

Celebrated for her extensive contributions to the field of ophthalmology as a respected ocular oncologist, oculoplastic surgeon and ophthalmic pathologist. Her expertise encompasses retinoblastoma, uveal melanoma, and other intraocular tumors.

Marilyn T. Miller, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2011
BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1998-1999

Recognized for international humanitarian contributions to ophthalmic education in developing countries, she created CEF’s Miller Travel Fund. Her research interests include teratology, congenital ocular anomalies and epidemiology, and thalidomide embryopathy.

William Tasman, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2010

Advanced our understanding of pediatric retinal diseases. Pioneered the use of Xenon arc photo-coagulator and participated in developing innovative protocols of cryotherapy and laser treatment in retinopathy of prematurity.

Alan B. Scott, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2009

A consummate teacher, astute observer and innovative thinker, he morphed medical complications and toxic effects into beneficial therapies. Duly credited with pioneering the use of bupivacaine and botulinum toxin in strabismus, blepharospasm, torticollis, and general medicine.

Recognized as a brilliant physician and founder of modern ophthalmic pathology, and well-regarded author, scientist, most generous teacher and influential mentor. His seminal contributions relate to retinoblastoma, ocular melanoma and other intraocular tumors.

Torsten N. Wiesel, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2007

Collaborating with David Hubel, he explored critical periods during which neural connections present at birth can be modified by visual deprivation. His groundbreaking research of the brain and amblyopia has literally shaped pediatric ophthalmology.

David H. Hubel, MD (1926 – 2013) SILVER MEDALIST, 2007

Research collaboration with Torsten Wiesel earned them a Nobel Prize and mutual praise as ‘Rock Stars’ of ophthalmology. A brilliant neurobiologist, he defined how the brain handles the information it receives from the eyes.

Arthur J. Jampolsky, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2006, BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1982-1983

A world-renowned surgeon, respected educator and scientist. Founder of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, he is especially admired for his notable contributions to strabismus and binocular vision, and for international research.

Gunter K. von Noorden, MD (1928 – 2017) SILVER MEDALIST, 2006
BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1986-1987

Pioneer researcher in visual neurophysiology, he transferred discoveries in strabismic and anisometropic amblyopia in primates into the clinical arena. Recognized world leader in strabismus, author of seminal work and admired educator and mentor.

A true visionary, he tackled clinical, social, ethical, economic, and organizational issues that challenged Pediatric Ophthalmology. His intellectual curiosity and infectious positive can-do attitude reshaped CEF and morphed it into the Foundation of AAPOS.

Suzanne C. Beauchamp SILVER MEDALIST, 2003

Loved for her warm smile and dedication to husband George Beauchamp, Suzanne graciously and effectively served as the first Executive Director of the Children’s Eye Foundation. Her unwavering support of CEF inspired the Marshall Parks Medal.

Susan Day 2018 PARKS SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALIST

Born in Louisiana, Dr Day’s formative years were immersed in the importance of education. Emphasis on science was everywhere and included space exploration, polio vaccines, and safer transportation. At home, art was the focus as both parents were teachers of music. It was the kindness of a pediatrician who first introduced Dr Day to the […]

Derek Sprunger 2018 PARKS SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALIST

Dr. Derek Sprunger, Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine, served as President of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), and was the inaugural President of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC).

Forrest D. Ellis, MD 2018 PARKS SILVER MEDALIST

Forrest Daryel Ellis was born in 1932, at home, in Deputy, Indiana. The experiences of growing up during the Great Depression and WW II contributed to the development of the work ethic and humanity that would characterize his professional career.

Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS SILVER MEDALIST, 2017

Recognized for his remarkable career and lasting contributions to ophthalmology, epidemiology and public health worldwide through his discovery of the link between vitamin A deficiency and childhood blindness and mortality.

John D. (Jack) Baker, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2016
BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1995-1996

Dedicated teacher, advancing the specialty of pediatric ophthalmology. His research supported innovations in the treatment of congenital monocular cataract, strabismus, and retinopathy of prematurity. Exhibited expertise and leadership in enhancing institutions.

Eugene M. Helveston, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2015
BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1989-1990

Admired for contributions to academia, his passions and energy as a teacher define him. He is recognized for mentoring and his interest in humanitarian efforts, primarily his leadership role with ORBIS.

Bruce Spivey, MD, MS, MEd SILVER MEDALIST, 2015

Honored for his extensive work to enhance ophthalmology education and patient eye care internationally. Respected for his exceptional leadership and monumental contributions to ophthalmology worldwide.

David L. Guyton, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2014
BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1993-1994

Teacher, innovator and inventor of patents for optical instrumentation to detect strabismus. Critical thinker and educator, he earned international recognition in ocular motility, with expertise in adjustable suture surgery and clinical optics.

David S. I. Taylor, FRCS SILVER MEDALIST, 2013

Inspired by the art of treating and caring for patients, he pursued a brilliant career in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Particularly enhanced our knowledge of congenital cataract and vision development, neurophysiology and ophthalmic epidemiology.

Jerry A. Shields, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2012

Respected educator, specializing in ophthalmic pathology and retinal surgery. Celebrated for his prolific contributions to the literature and to the diagnosis and treatment of ocular tumors. Recognized founder of the International Society of Ocular Oncology.

Carol L. Shields, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2012

Celebrated for her extensive contributions to the field of ophthalmology as a respected ocular oncologist, oculoplastic surgeon and ophthalmic pathologist. Her expertise encompasses retinoblastoma, uveal melanoma, and other intraocular tumors.

Marilyn T. Miller, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2011
BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1998-1999

Recognized for international humanitarian contributions to ophthalmic education in developing countries, she created CEF’s Miller Travel Fund. Her research interests include teratology, congenital ocular anomalies and epidemiology, and thalidomide embryopathy.

William Tasman, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2010

Advanced our understanding of pediatric retinal diseases. Pioneered the use of Xenon arc photo-coagulator and participated in developing innovative protocols of cryotherapy and laser treatment in retinopathy of prematurity.

Alan B. Scott, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2009

A consummate teacher, astute observer and innovative thinker, he morphed medical complications and toxic effects into beneficial therapies. Duly credited with pioneering the use of bupivacaine and botulinum toxin in strabismus, blepharospasm, torticollis, and general medicine.

Recognized as a brilliant physician and founder of modern ophthalmic pathology, and well-regarded author, scientist, most generous teacher and influential mentor. His seminal contributions relate to retinoblastoma, ocular melanoma and other intraocular tumors.

Torsten N. Wiesel, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2007

Collaborating with David Hubel, he explored critical periods during which neural connections present at birth can be modified by visual deprivation. His groundbreaking research of the brain and amblyopia has literally shaped pediatric ophthalmology.

David H. Hubel, MD (1926 – 2013) SILVER MEDALIST, 2007

Research collaboration with Torsten Wiesel earned them a Nobel Prize and mutual praise as ‘Rock Stars’ of ophthalmology. A brilliant neurobiologist, he defined how the brain handles the information it receives from the eyes.

Arthur J. Jampolsky, MD SILVER MEDALIST, 2006, BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1982-1983

A world-renowned surgeon, respected educator and scientist. Founder of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, he is especially admired for his notable contributions to strabismus and binocular vision, and for international research.

Gunter K. von Noorden, MD (1928 – 2017) SILVER MEDALIST, 2006
BRONZE MEDALIST, AAPOS PRESIDENT, 1986-1987

Pioneer researcher in visual neurophysiology, he transferred discoveries in strabismic and anisometropic amblyopia in primates into the clinical arena. Recognized world leader in strabismus, author of seminal work and admired educator and mentor.

A true visionary, he tackled clinical, social, ethical, economic, and organizational issues that challenged Pediatric Ophthalmology. His intellectual curiosity and infectious positive can-do attitude reshaped CEF and morphed it into the Foundation of AAPOS.

Suzanne C. Beauchamp SILVER MEDALIST, 2003

Loved for her warm smile and dedication to husband George Beauchamp, Suzanne graciously and effectively served as the first Executive Director of the Children’s Eye Foundation. Her unwavering support of CEF inspired the Marshall Parks Medal.