The Thorpe Circle, established in 2014, was created to offset the costs associated with the Annual meeting. Your contribution strengthens the fund and provides the opportunity for POS to bring the best and brightest in our field to Pittsburgh.
This named lecture is the highlight of the Annual Meeting which began in 1980 when Harvey E. Thorpe was named “Man of the Year” by the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society. Since then, such luminaries as Herb Kaufman, Lorenz Zimmerman, Frederick Jakobiec, David Guyton, Warren Hill, and Lisa Brothers Arbisser, have been recognized. Despite naming the lectureship after Dr. Thorpe, the POS did not have an endowment fund established.
Thank you to those who have made a contribution. If you are not a member of the Thorpe Circle, please consider contributing as your support enables the POS to continue the tradition of excellence of recognizing distinguished guest faculty to serve as the Thorpe Lecturers.
Michael Azar, MD l Thorpe Circle Administrator | Pamela Rath, MD, President
HARVEY E. THORPE LECTURERS | 1981 to Present
The Harvey E. Thorpe Lecture was established in 1980, when the Society named Dr. Thorpe “Man of the Year.”
All lecturers are M.D.
1981 A. Edward Maumenee 2000 Neil R. Miller 2019 Wallace L.M. Alward
1982 Herbert E. Kaufman 2001 Charles S. Foster 2020 No Meeting
1983 Robert Machemer 2002 John L. Wobig 2021 Robert H. Osher, MD
1984 Daniele Aron-Rosa 2003 Bartley Mondino 2022 Uday Devgan, MD
1985 Norman S. Jaffe 2004 Douglas Koch 2023 Leon W. Herndon, Jr., MD
1986 Lorenz E. Zimmerman 2005 Howard Fine
1987 Claes H. Dohlman 2006 George Waring III
1988 Rocko Fasanella 2007 Brooks McKuen
1989 Arnall Patz 2008 David Chang
1990 Paul R. Lichter 2009 Peter McDonnell
1991 Simmons Lessell 2010 David Epstein
1992 Alan B. Scott 2011 Carmen Puliafito
1993 Richard J. Simmons 2012 Richard Lindstrom
1994 William Tasman 2013 David Guyton
1995 Ronald E. Smith 2014 Rosa Braga-Mele
1996 Peter R. Laibson 2015 Donald L. Budenz
1997 Norman J. Schatz 2016 Michael Snyder
1998 Dan B. Jones 2017 Warren E. Hill
1999 Frederick A. Jakobiec 2018 Lisa Brothers Arbisser