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2023-2024 MONTHLY MEETING  Highlights


An enthusiastic crowd attended the first meeting of 2024 to welcome Thomas Gardner, MD, MD  Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences | Professor, Internal Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes; Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Senior Scholar, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute; Kellogg Eye Center, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Raven Diacou, MD, Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Gardner. 

Featured in the photo on the right: (l to r) Raven Diacou, MD (Resident Presenter), Pamela Rath, MD, (President, POS); Thomas Gardner, MD, MS (Guest Speaker); Albert Biglan, MD; and J. Alain Sahel, MD.

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POS members gathered on December 14 in the PNC Champions Club to welcome guest faculty Natasha Nayak Kolomeyer, MD, Glaucoma Specialist, at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College  at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.

Thank you to Sharon Taylor, MD, FACS for inviting Dr. Kolomeyer and to Alcon for sponsoring the meeting.

Featured at right in their holiday attire is Pamela Rath, MD, POS President, Natasha Nayak Kolomeyer, MD (center), and Jeffrey Wincko, MD Board Member.

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The October 5 monthly meeting attracted a record attendance of 80 members who welcomed world-renowned ocular oncologist Carol Shields, MD, Director, Oncology Ocular Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Thank you to Pamela Rath, MD, President of the Society, for inviting Dr. Shields and to Johnson and Johnson Surgical Vision and Thea Pharma Inc., for support of the program.  

Colleagues and family members were in the audience to welcome Dr. Shields back to Pittsburgh and to reconnect. Saloni Kapoor, MD, Resident at the UPMC Vision Institute, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Shields.

Dr. Shields graduated from the University of Notre Dame with the highest honors. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award and was the first female ophthalmologist in the world to receive the prestigious Donders Medal for excellence in ophthalmology from the Dutch Ophthalmologic Society in 2003.

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The Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society (POS) hosted their kick-off meeting for the 2023-2024 monthly meeting series on September 14, 2023 at a new meeting location, the PNC Champions Club at Acrisure Stadium. The venue provided a unique setting for members to connect and continue to foster collegiality and participate in worthwhile continuing education presented by exceptional presenters.

Members welcomed Hajirah Saeed, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Illinois Eye and Ear, University of Illinois Chicago, IL; Research Associate Professor, Loyola University Medical Center; Lecturer (part-time), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Dr. Saeed presented two interesting lectures, White cataracts: incidence, epidemiology, and management and Pediatric ocular surface disease in Stevens Johnson syndrome. Doowon Huh, MD, Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Saeed.

The Society would like to thank Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, RxSight and Sight Sciences for sponsoring the September Meeting.

Featured in the photo on the right: Srinivas Kondapalli, MD; Hajirah Saeed, MD; and Pamela Rath, 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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