Posts by Lisa Mitchell-Galloy:

Dr. Hasan receives Star Award at AAO

As President of the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Sohail Hasan accepted the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s prestigious Star Award for his work on The Safe Surgery Initiative for patients in Illinois.  He is pictured here with Dr. Chris Albanis and Mr. Richard Paul.


Dr. Rezaei invited speaker at AAO

Dr. Rezaei was an invited speaker at the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty Day annual meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Rezaei moderated a session in which leading retina surgeons from around the world discussed how to manage complex situations during retinal surgery.



Dr. Cohen chairman of the Skills Transfer Advisory Committee

Dr. Cohen is the chairman of the Skills Transfer Advisory Committee for the AAO and oversees the 60 skills courses that Ophthalmologists take to learn new skills. Being the chairman of this committee, Dr. Cohen is one of the four Associate Secretaries of the Annual Meeting. The committee meets in February to discuss the meeting.


Dr. Packo Guest of Honor at AAO

Dr. Packo was selected as one of this year’s Guests of Honor along with Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD who is the past chairman at Stanford, and a brilliant innovator, surgeon and inventor, and Michael T. Trese, MD, the leading pediatric retinal specialist in the world.  Great company to share the honor with. We are so… Read More »


Dr. Rezaei at Belo Horizonte Retina Summit

Dr. Rezaei was an invited guest speaker at the Belo Horizonte Retina Summit in Brazil. At this meeting, leading retina specialists from Brazil and South America discussed the recent developments in the field of vitroretinal surgery at a more advanced level. The Director of the Meeting welcomed Dr. Rezaei and introduced him as “one of… Read More »


Dr. Rezaei lead moderator at 2019 ASRS

Dr. Rezaei was the Lead Moderator for the live surgery session during the 2019 American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting in Chicago. Worlds top surgeons participated in this event serving as surgeons, moderators or panelists. Retina surgeons from United States, Europe and Middle East operated with state of the art technology which was transmitted… Read More »


Dr. Hasan receiving AAO Secretariat Award

Dr. Sohail Hasan is one of 22 individuals receiving the AAO Secretariat Award this year for his advocacy work. The Secretariat Award for the American Academy of Ophthalmology is in recognition of special contributions to the Academy and to ophthalmology.  Congrats Dr. Hasan!


Dr. Pollack President of the Foundation of the ASRS

Dr. John Pollack completed his term as President of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and now assumes the position of President of the Foundation of the ASRS.  The mission of the Foundation of the ASRS is to help improve the quality of life for people with retinal diseases and to support the education… Read More »


Dr. Pollack at Retina Society Annual Meeting

Dr. Pollack presented the following paper at the Retina Society Annual Meeting in London on September 11, 2019:  “Optimization of Implant Insertion Procedure for the Port Delivery System With Ranibizumab (PDS) in the Ladder Phase 2 Trial”.