Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, named ASCRS new incoming president
Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, a well-respected refractive cataract surgery pioneer and LASIK eye surgeon, will deliver the incoming president’s addresson April 20th at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium and Congress in San Francisco.
Dr. Donnenfeld, who currently serves as the association’s vice president, will assume his new role at the April 19-23 meeting. He replaces outgoing president David F. Chang, MD, becoming the 28th leader of the association. Dr. Donnenfeld’s address will take place during the ASCRS Opening General Session from 10AM-12Noon.
Dr. Donnenfeld is a founding partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut. He is also National Medical Director forTLC Laser Eye Centers, Surgical Director of the Lions Eye Bank of Long Island, and a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University Medical Center. During his nearly thirty year career, Dr. Donnenfeld has lectured and taught around the world, and has performed thousands of refractive and laser eye surgeries and corneal transplant procedures. He has made significant advancements in the field; he was the first surgeon in the northeast United States to perform laser cataract surgery, participated in the studies that led to FDA approval of the excimer laser technology, and has been selected as an investigator for numerous other FDA clinical studies.
Dr. Donnenfeld is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School. He served as Chief Resident at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in New York, and completed his Cornea and Refractive Fellowship at Will Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He has been on the Dartmouth Medical School Board of Overseers since 2003and a member of the Dean's Council for the Future of Dartmouth Medical School since its inception in 2001.
An internationally recognized leader and pioneer in refractive cornea and cataract surgery, Dr. Donnenfeld has served as an expert resource to fellow eye surgeons. He has written hundreds of papers, scientific articles and books on vision care. He is also on the editorial board of nine medical journals and serves as editor in chief of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today.
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Donnenfeld has received the Senior Honor and Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In 2005, he was named the National Cataract and Refractive Surgeon of the Year by Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today.
Dr. Donnenfeld serves on the Board of Directors for two leading medical societies, and is a member of the Cornea Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Ocular Surgery News. He is a past president of the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group. Dr. Donnenfeld has also served as a board member of the Nassau Academy of Medicine, the American College of Surgeons, Long Island Chapter and the Nassau Surgical Society, and is a past president of the Nassau Surgical Society.