The Marshall M. Parks Medal

1983-1984 AAPOS President, Bronze Medalist

John A. Pratt-Johnson, MD (1929-2015)

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. Emigrating from Jamaica to Vancouver, B.C., he served as Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the University of British Columbia. Renowned lecturer and teacher worldwide, he published prolifically and received numerous honors. Respected for his generosity to assist others, he volunteered in many developing countries and established the Pratt-Johnson Foundation, endowing a yearly fellowship to train pediatric ophthalmologists in developing countries. Dr. Pratt-Johnson enjoyed tennis, earning the titles of Canadian National Champion and the Vancouver International Tournament Champion (men’s doubles over 75). Devoted to community, his church, his profession, and family, he traveled extensively as a great adventurer.

John A. Pratt-Johnson Headshot