The title of ARVO Fellow is an honor established to recognize current ARVO members for their individual accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the Association. ARVO Fellows serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and help further ARVO's vision, which includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide. In 2017, two HMS Ophthalmology faculty members, one former faculty member, and several alumni received this honor.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Jayakrishna Ambati, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research and Director, Center for Advanced Vision Science, Ophthalmology, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Scheffer Tseng, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Ocular Surface Center and Ocular Surface Research & Education Foundation
Chief Scientific Officer, TissueTech, Inc.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Norman Blair, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Director, Laboratory of Retinal Circulation and Metabolism, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
Samuel Jacobson, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology; Director, Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations, Scheie Eye Institute; Director, Retinal Function Department, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania
New 2017 Dowling Society Members
The Dowling Society recognizes individuals for their significant support for eye and vision research.