Hall of Fame

The Marshall M. Parks Medal

Bronze Medalists

Marshall M. Parks Headshot

Marshall M. Parks, MD
1918 – 2005

2002 GOLD MEDALIST, BRONZE MEDALIST
1974-1975 AAPOS PRESIDENT

The Marshall M. Parks, M.D. Medal pays tribute to the legacy of a pediatric ophthalmologist and the Children’s Eye Foundation founder whose lifelong quest was expert eye care for children, the elimination of preventable blindness and continuous innovation in the care of strabismus.

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Robert D. Reinecke, MD
1929-2018

BRONZE MEDALIST
1975-1976 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Reinecke, an OD and MD, served as Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, for many years before he was recruited in 1981 as Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Wills Eye Hospital and Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia.

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John S. Crawford, MD, FRCSC
1913-1990

BRONZE MEDALIST
1976-1977 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Crawford was a preeminent figure in pediatric ophthalmology in Canada. He was a founding member of AAPOS, served on its journal editorial board for years and as president, 1976-1977.

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Robison D. Harley, MD
1911-2007

BRONZE MEDALIST
1977-1978 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Renowned pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. (Rob) Harley was admired as a man for all seasons. Born in New Jersey, he earned an MD at the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD at the University of Minnesota.

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David Friendly, MD
1932-1993

BRONZE MEDALIST
1978-1979 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Friendly served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Children’s National Medical Center from 1977 to 1993 and as professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at the George Washington University.

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Philip Knapp, MD
1916 – 1991

BRONZE MEDALIST
1979-1980 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Knapp, born in NYC to a distinguished family, as grandson and son of renowned ophthalmologists, graduated from Harvard and the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He served in the United States Navy in the Pacific.

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Webb P. Chamberlain, Jr., MD
1910-2003

BRONZE MEDALIST
1980-1981 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Chamberlain was a charter member of AAPOS and its 1980 President. He completed his B.A. at Ohio Wesleyan, M.D. at Western Reserve, ophthalmology residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and additional research training at Columbia (D. Med Sc.).

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Alfred G. Smith, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
1981-1982 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Alfred Smith was a charter member of AAPOS, serving as president in 1982-1983. Following a fellowship with Drs. Albert, Costenbader and Parks, he established his practice in Coral Gables as the first pediatric ophthalmologist in the state of Florida.

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Arthur J. Jampolsky, MD

2006 SILVER MEDALIST
BRONZE MEDALIST
1982-1983 AAPOS PRESIDENT

A world-renowned surgeon, respected educator and scientist. Founder of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, he is especially admired for his notable contributions to strabismus and binocular vision, and for international research.

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John A. Pratt-Johnson, MD
1929-2015

BRONZE MEDALIST
1983-1984 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Pratt-Johnson completed his medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, a residency in London, his FRCS in Edinburgh, and fellowships at the Wilmer Eye Institute and Stanford University.

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Eugene R. Folk, MD
1925-2003

BRONZE MEDALIST
1984-1985 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Eugene Folk was a true Chicagoan. After his years in the armed services, he completed a degree at the University of Chicago, medical school at the University of Illinois, and residency at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary (IEEI).

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Thomas D. France, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
1985-1986 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. France was a founding member of AAPOS serving on the organizing and bylaws writing committees of the new organization. He served as its third Secretary-Treasurer from 1980-83 and President in 1985-86.

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Gunter K. von Noorden, MD
1928 – 2017

2006 SILVER MEDALIST
1986-1987 AAPOS PRESIDENT, BRONZE MEDALIST

Pioneer researcher in visual neurophysiology, he transferred discoveries in strabismic and anisometropic amblyopia in primates into the clinical arena. Recognized world leader in strabismus, author of seminal work and admired educator and mentor.

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Arthur L. Rosenbaum, MD
1940 – 2010

BRONZE MEDALIST
1987-1988 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Rosenbaum was the Brindell and Milton Gottlieb Professor and Vice-Chairman of Ophthalmology and Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, and served as president of AAPOS and Vice-President of the International Strabismological Association.

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William E. Scott, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
1988-1989 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Scott is an Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the U of Iowa College of Medicine and Medical Director of the Iowa KidSight, a vision screening program for pre-school children, which he founded in 2000.

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Eugene M. Helveston, MD

2015 SILVER MEDALIST
1989-1990 AAPOS PRESIDENT, BRONZE MEDALIST

Admired for contributions to academia, his passions and energy as a teacher define him. He is recognized for mentoring and his interest in humanitarian efforts, primarily his leadership role with ORBIS.

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Henry S. Metz, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
1990-1991 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Brooklyn born, Dr. Metz was educated at Columbia University, the State University of New York College of Medicine Downstate Medical Center, and the University of Rochester.

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John T. Flynn, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
1991-1992 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Flynn graduated from Notre Dame University and received his MD from Northwestern University. In 1965, he joined the faculty of the University of Miami and was one of the “Founding Five” of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Forrest D. Ellis, MD

2018 SILVER MEDALIST
1992-1993 AAPOS PRESIDENT, BRONZE MEDALIST

Forrest Daryel Ellis was born in 1932, at home, in Deputy, Indiana. The experiences of growing up during the Great Depression and WW II contributed to the development of the work ethic and humanity that would characterize his professional career.

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David L. Guyton, MD

2014 SILVER MEDALIST
1993-1994 AAPOS PRESIDENT, BRONZE MEDALIST

Teacher, innovator and inventor of patents for optical instrumentation to detect strabismus. Critical thinker and educator, he earned international recognition in ocular motility, with expertise in adjustable suture surgery and clinical optics.

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Malcolm L. Mazow, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
1994-1995 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Mazow was the first Walter and Ruth Sterling Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston.

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John D. (Jack) Baker, MD

2016 SILVER MEDALIST
1995-1996 AAPOS PRESIDENT, BRONZE MEDALIST

Dedicated teacher, advancing the specialty of pediatric ophthalmology. His research supported innovations in the treatment of congenital monocular cataract, strabismus, and retinopathy of prematurity. Exhibited expertise and leadership in enhancing institutions.

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Earl A. Palmer, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
1996-1997 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Palmer is Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where he taught and practiced pediatric ophthalmology for 35 years until 2010.

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John W. Simon, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
1997-1998 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Simon is professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at the Albany Medical College, where he has served as chairman of ophthalmology since 1992.

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Marilyn T. Miller, MD

2011 SILVER MEDALIST
1998-1999 AAPOS PRESIDENT, BRONZE MEDALIST

Recognized for international humanitarian contributions to ophthalmic education in developing countries, she created CEF’s Miller Travel Fund. Her research interests include teratology, congenital ocular anomalies and epidemiology, and thalidomide embryopathy.

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Maynard B. Wheeler, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
1999-2000 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Wheeler completed his fellowship in 1973 under Drs. Robison Harley at Wills Eye Hospital and Marshall Parks at the Children’s National Hospital. In 1975, with Dr. Paul Mitchell, he founded Children’s Eye Care of Connecticut, in Hartford.

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Albert W. Biglan, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2000-2001 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Biglan was Director of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Jane D. Kivlin, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2001-2002 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Kivlin had an academic career in pediatric ophthalmology with particular interest in genetic eye disease and child abuse. She was Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Utah and Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Joseph H. Calhoun, MD
1936–2008

BRONZE MEDALIST
2002-2003 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Calhoun graduated from the University of West Virginia (BA) and the University of Pennsylvania (MD). After 2 years in the US Air Force, he returned to Wills Eye Hospital for residency in Ophthalmology and thereafter to be Robison Harley’s first Pediatric Ophthalmology fellow.

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George S. Ellis, Jr., MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2003-2004 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Ellis is Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans and Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the LSU Eye Center and Tulane University.

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Susan H. Day, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2004-2005 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Day served as President of AAPOS in 2004-5. She practiced pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus for 34 years in San Francisco, California, delighting in the privilege, the intellectual challenges, and the collegial relationships.

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Michael X. Repka, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2005-2006 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Repka is professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He currently holds the David L. Guyton, MD, and Feduniak Family Chair in ophthalmology.

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David E. Cook, CPA

2006 BRONZE MEDALIST

Mr. Cook is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s College with a BS in Accounting. He completed the CPA examination in 1995. He is a retired Partner of Coopers and Lybrand, now PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Sidney J. Silver, Esq.

2006 BRONZE MEDALIST

Mr. Silver is a founding partner of the law firm Silver, Freedman, Taff & Tiernan LLP. He received his baccalaureate degree and MBA from Lehigh University, and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.

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Christie L. Morse, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2006-2007 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Morse received her Parks Bronze medal for serving as the President of AAPOS from 2006-to-07. She has been the first Executive Vice President of AAPOS, the chair of the Advisory Board of the Foundation of the AAO and the chair of the AAO Ethics Committee.

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Edward G. Buckley, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2007-2008 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Buckley is the James and Heather Gills Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Vice Dean for Education and Vice Chancellor for Duke-National University of Singapore Affairs at Duke University. He has trained over 60 clinical and 10 research fellows.

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Bradley C. Black, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2008-2009 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Black practices pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was past president of AAPOS and the Louisiana Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

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C. Gail Summers, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2009-2010 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Summers, Professor and Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, was President of AAPOS from 2009 to 2010.

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David A. Plager, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2010-2011 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Plager is Professor of Ophthalmology at Indiana University, director of the pediatric ophthalmology fellowship program and ophthalmology section at Riley Children’s Hospital.

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Steven E. Rubin, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2011-2012 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Rubin was awarded the Parks Bronze medal following his AAPOS Presidency. He was the founding Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the Cohen Children’s Medical Center on Long Island, NY, now member institutions of Northwell Health.

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Grace Parks Mitchell, RN, MA

2012 BRONZE MEDALIST

Born into a family of 11 prompted Ms. Mitchell to value service, punctuated by 2 most influential persons, parents Angeline and Marshall Parks. An RN, she served as burn unit supervisor at DC’s Children’s Hospital, the NICU at George Washington University.

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Michael R. Redmond, MD
1943-2011

BRONZE MEDALIST
2012 AAPOS PRESIDENT-ELECT

Dr. Redmond posthumously received the Parks Bronze Medal Award in 2012. He served as President of the AAO and President-Elect of AAPOS and was a very active member of numerous national organizations.

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K. David Epley, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2012-2013 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Epley earned his Parks Bronze medal after serving as President of AAPOS from 2012-13. He has volunteered on numerous AAO and AAPOS Committees, and is an AAO media spokesperson.

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Sharon F. Freedman, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2013-2014 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Freedman, Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham NC, was President of the AAPOS, and Secretary of Program for AAPOS.

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Sherwin J. Isenberg, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2014-2015 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Isenberg, the Lorraine and David Gerber Professor of Ophthalmology at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, served as Vice-Chairman of the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology and Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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M. Edward Wilson, MD

BRONZE MEDALIST
2015-2016 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Wilson, the N. Edgar Miles Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, has served as President of AAPOS and Council Chair of the American Ophthalmological Society .

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Richard A. Lewis, MS, MD

2018 BRONZE MEDALIST

Dr. Lewis graduated from Boston’s Roxbury Latin School and Harvard College. He completed his MD, Residency, and MS in Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan, where he created its Ophthalmic Diagnostic Services.

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Robert E. Wiggins, Jr., MD, MHA

BRONZE MEDALIST
2016-2017 AAPOS PRESIDENT

Dr. Wiggins served as Secretary-Treasurer of AAPOS from 2012-15, as President from 2016-17 and has chaired the Audit and Finance committees. Following his fellowship, he served for one year as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Derek Sprunger, MD

2018 BRONZE MEDALIST

Dr. Derek Sprunger, Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine, served as President of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), and was the inaugural President of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC).

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Susan Day, MD

2018 SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALIST

Born in Louisiana, Dr. Day’s formative years were immersed in the importance of education. Emphasis on science was everywhere and included space exploration, polio vaccines, and safer transportation. At home, art was the focus as both parents were teachers of music. It was the kindness of a pediatrician who first introduced Dr. Day to the […]

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