Patrick Oellers awarded Thomas J. Madden Fellowship in Retina

May 24, 2017

Patrick Oellers, MD, is the inaugural recipient of the Thomas J. Madden Fellowship in Retina at Mass. Eye and Ear. Patrick is completing his first year as a Retina Surgery Fellow. The fellowship was created to support a clinical or research fellow while honoring the legacy of Thomas J. Madden who passed away in 2015. Tom played an instrumental role in securing the successful outcome of patent-related litigation resulting in the landmark $126M judgment for Mass. Eye and Ear against QLT, Inc. and Novartis in 2009. The award has enabled major advances in research and teaching,and supported new infrastructure and recruitment across the department. The fellowship was made possible thanks to generous support from Irene Madden, Diane and Al Kaneb, Evangelos Gragoudas, Joan Miller and her husband John, Sr., and Demetrios Vavvas, and a 100% commitment from Mass. Eye and Ear's retina faculty.

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