ARNALL PATZ DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN OPHTHALMOLOGY
Established in 1993 by colleagues, former fellows, friends including Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brownstein and Mrs. Samuel Gorn and her late husband, and patients of Arnall Patz in his honor

ARNALL PATZ, former director of the Wilmer Eye Institute and past president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, joined the full time faculty in 1970, after nearly 15 years on the part time staff. Dr. Patz authored more than 250 scientific publications and four textbooks. For his discovery of the cause of retrolental fibroplasia, a blinding disease of premature infants, he received the prestigious Lasker Award. He also developed one of the first laser instruments for the treatment of retinal blood vessel diseases and established the Retinal Vascular Center at Wilmer, where he became an international leader in retinal research, teaching, and patient care. He fostered a major expansion of controlled clinical trials and, as director, enlarged the clinical and research facilities and programs. In recognition of these achievements, Dr. Patz received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in June 2004 and the Lions Clubs International Foundation Humanitarian Award in July 2005. Dr. Patz died in 2010.

 

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