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MARCH 20, 2020

40TH Harvey E. Thorpe Lecturer

Robert H. Osher, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Medical Director, Emeritus of the Cincinnati Eye Institute

Founder & Editor, Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive, & Glaucoma Surgery


Daniel J. Briceland, MD

Medical Director, Spectra Eye Institute

Senior Secretary for Advocacy, American

Academy of Ophthalmology;

Claims Chairman, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company 

Board Member, AAO and OMIC

Hans Bruhn, MHS

Risk Manager

Ophthalmic Mutual insurance Company (OMIC)

San Francisco, CA

Keith D. Carter, MD, FACS

Lillian C. O'Brien and Dr. C.S. O'Brien Chair in Ophthalmology;

Chairman and Head, Department of Ophthalmology; Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

John S. Pollack, MD

Partner, Illinois Retina Associates, S.C.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

President, American Society of Retina Specialists

Carol Shields, MD

Chief of the Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital; Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia

Annual Banquet

Friday, March 20, 2020

Terrace Room at the Omni William Penn Beginning at 6:30 pm  

               6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Cocktail hour                             t  7:40 pm   Dinner   t  8:35 pm  Dessert

Remarks by David Buerger, MD , President

Join your colleagues for an evening of camaraderie. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.   Continue to mingle during dinner as you enjoy selections from several  food displays and butler-passed savories.

Questions for either the Annual meeting or Banquet

may be directed to Nadine Popovich or 412.321.5030


February 6, 2020

The February meeting drew a large crowd as members welcomed Rish Singh, MD, staff surgeon at the Cole Eye Institute and

medical director of Informatics, Cleveland Clinic; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Singh specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical retinal disease such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.  He has authored greater than 60 peer reviewed publications, books, and book chapters and serves as the principal investigator of numerous national clinical trials advancing the treatment of retinal disease.

Dr. Singh's current work focuses on the electronic medical records implementation, lean process improvement, and decision support modules for clinical practice.  He operates the Cleveland Clinic Electronic Health Record Consulting program.  He has been honored with several research recognitions such as the Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award and the American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award.

Dr. Singh presented two stimulating lectures followed by a dynamic question and answer session after each presentation.  Shelley Mo, MD Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Singh.               

Thank you to Thiery Verstraeten, MD, for inviting Dr. Singh and to Dutch Ophthalmics USA for support of the program.

The February meeting concludes the monthly  meeting series for 2019-2020. The 2020-2021 meeting series begins in September.

Left to right: Board member, Thierry Verstraeten, MD with Guest Faculty  Rishi Singh, MD

Society Mission

To act as the voice of ophthalmologic medicine in the Pittsburgh area, to serve as patient advocate in promoting preventive eye care, quality medical and surgical care and rehabilitative services for individuals with ophthalmologic diseases and to advance the knowledge, science and practice of ophthalmology, to assist in the improvement of the quality of ophthalmologic medicine and training therein, and to promote integrity in the practice of ophthalmic medicine.

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