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 / Thorpe Circle Administrator David Buerger, MD, FACS, President
Thank you to Dr. Peter Berkowitz for his generosity to the Thorpe Circle!
Upon his retirement, Dr. Berkowitz wished to encourage his young colleagues to step up and support the Thorpe Circle. He understands the value of continuing education as a lifelong endeavor, and encouraged the next generation to support our annual Thorpe Lectureship.
Due to Dr. Berkowitz’s generous donation, the Thorpe Circle welcomed six early career ophthalmologists.
Thank you, Dr. Berkowitz!
HARVEY E. THORPE PAST LECTURERS