Richard ABBOTT (USA)

Dr Abbott currently is the Thomas W. Boyden Health Sciences Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of California San Francisco and Research Associate at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation.

Dr. Abbott has served on the editorial boards of several ophthalmic journals and continues to lecture and publish on a variety of topics focusing primarily on corneal and external diseases of the eye, as well as quality of care, clinical practice guidelines, and medicolegal issues. He has authored or co-authored 88 publications and 32 book chapters and has delivered over 650 invited lectures and 20 named lectures. Dr. Abbott has received numerous honors, including the prestigious U.S. President's 25 year Volunteer Service Award, the International Golden Service Award from the Chinese Academy of Ophthalmology, the Jose Rizal Medal for International Service to the Asia Pacific region, the AE Maumenee Pan American Medal for Distinguished Service to Latin America, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Abbott is the immediate Past President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Past President of both the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology and the Pan American Ophthalmological Foundation. Dr Abbott is a Board Director for the International Council of Ophthalmology and serves as Chairman of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee. He is a member of both the American Ophthalmological Society and Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis.