Hall of Fame

The Marshall M. Parks Medal

Silver Medalists

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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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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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Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS

2017 SILVER MEDALIST

Recognized for his remarkable career and lasting contributions to ophthalmology, epidemiology and public health worldwide through his discovery of the link between vitamin A deficiency and childhood blindness and mortality.

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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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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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Bruce Spivey, MD, MS, MEd

2015 SILVER MEDALIST

Honored for his extensive work to enhance ophthalmology education and patient eye care internationally. Respected for his exceptional leadership and monumental contributions to ophthalmology worldwide.

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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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David S. I. Taylor, FRCS

2013 SILVER MEDALIST

Inspired by the art of treating and caring for patients, he pursued a brilliant career in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Particularly enhanced our knowledge of congenital cataract and vision development, neurophysiology and ophthalmic epidemiology.

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Jerry A. Shields, MD

2012 SILVER MEDALIST

Honored for his extensive work to enhance ophthalmology education and patient eye care internationally. Respected for his exceptional leadership and monumental contributions to ophthalmology worldwide.

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Carol L. Shields, MD

2012 SILVER MEDALIST

Celebrated for her extensive contributions to the field of ophthalmology as a respected ocular oncologist, oculoplastic surgeon and ophthalmic pathologist. Her expertise encompasses retinoblastoma, uveal melanoma, and other intraocular tumors.

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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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William Tasman, MD

2010 SILVER MEDALIST

Advanced our understanding of pediatric retinal diseases. Pioneered the use of Xenon arc photo-coagulator and participated in developing innovative protocols of cryotherapy and laser treatment in retinopathy of prematurity.

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Alan B. Scott, MD

2009 SILVER MEDALIST

A consummate teacher, astute observer and innovative thinker, he morphed medical complications and toxic effects into beneficial therapies. Duly credited with pioneering the use of bupivacaine and botulinum toxin in strabismus, blepharospasm, torticollis, and general medicine.

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Lorenz E. Zimmerman, MD
1920 – 2013

2008 SILVER MEDALIST

Recognized as a brilliant physician and founder of modern ophthalmic pathology, and well-regarded author, scientist, most generous teacher and influential mentor. His seminal contributions relate to retinoblastoma, ocular melanoma and other intraocular tumors.

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Torsten N. Wiesel, MD

2007 SILVER MEDALIST

Collaborating with David Hubel, he explored critical periods during which neural connections present at birth can be modified by visual deprivation. His groundbreaking research of the brain and amblyopia has literally shaped pediatric ophthalmology.

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David H. Hubel, MD
1926 – 2013

2007 SILVER MEDALIST

Research collaboration with Torsten Wiesel earned them a Nobel Prize and mutual praise as ‘Rock Stars’ of ophthalmology. A brilliant neurobiologist, he defined how the brain handles the information it receives from the eyes.

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Arthur J. Jampolsky, MD

2006 SILVER MEDALIST
1982-1983 AAPOS PRESIDENT, BRONZE MEDALIST

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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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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George R. Beauchamp, MD
1942 – 2016

2003 SILVER MEDALIST

A true visionary, he tackled clinical, social, ethical, economic, and organizational issues that challenged Pediatric Ophthalmology. His intellectual curiosity and infectious positive can-do attitude reshaped CEF and morphed it into the Foundation of AAPOS.

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Suzanne C. Beauchamp

2003 SILVER MEDALIST
Loved for her warm smile and dedication to husband George Beauchamp, Suzanne graciously and effectively served as the first Executive Director of the Children’s Eye Foundation. Her unwavering support of CEF inspired the Marshall Parks Medal.

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