Neil M Bressler, MD, received the Heed Award at the 1999 Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Orlando, Fla, in recognition of his leadership and contributions in the field of ophthalmology. Dr Bressler is currently a professor of ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md, and directs several large international clinical trials that evaluate new treatments for retinal disease.
Michael Wagoner, MD, was appointed professor of ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa on August 1, 1999. Dr Wagoner received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, and completed his residency and fellowships in ophthalmic pathology and cornea/external disease at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. He previously served as medical director of the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and currently serves as editor-in-chief for the Middle East Journal of Ophthalmology.