2015 José I. Barraquer Lecture and Award:
Dr. Eric D. Donnenfeld
Dr. Donnenfeld is clinical professor of ophthalmology at New York University and is a member of the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth Medical School. He is a founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, one of the largest practices in the country.
He received his undergraduate and medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, where he was valedictorian of his class. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, where he was chief resident, and he was a fellow at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.
In addition to his academic teaching, Dr. Donnenfeld has been an investigator for 60 FDA trials and a researcher for various industry groups. He performed his first excimer laser treatment in 1989 as a principle investigator for the FDA trials. He has 200 published, peer-reviewed articles and more than 30 book chapters, and he has given many invited lectures. He was editor-in-chief of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today from 2009 to 2015 and is currently the editor-in-chief of EyeWorld, the publication of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has been on the editorial board for numerous journals in the field of ophthalmology.
Dr. Donnenfeld is the immediate past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and he is a former president of the Nassau Surgical Society. He has served on the Board of Directors for both of these organizations, as well as others. He is the surgeon director of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island. Dr. Donnenfeld has received four awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology: the Honor Award, the Senior Honor Award, the Life Time Achievement Award, and the Secretariat Award.