Dr. Alex V. Levin is 2008 Arnold Distinguished Visiting Professor at 12th Annual Clinical Update Meeting


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Saturday, December 6, 2008 -- The Hamilton Eye Institute was honored to welcome two outstanding ophthalmology professors to speak at this year's Clinical Update meeting. Each of them shared very engaging presentations and participated in lively discussions with our faculty, making this year's update a great success.

This year's I. Lee Arnold, MD Distinguished Visiting Professor was Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FAAP, FAAO, FRCSC, a professor in the departments of Pediatrics, Genetics, and Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. He is a funded investigator with interests in child abuse and ophthalmic genetics, and he has authored over one hundred peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. A dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, he has trained over 65 clinical fellows in pediataric ophthalmology and ophthalmic genetics. At the meeting, he spoke on the topics of ocular genetics and pediatric retinal haemorrhage and its connections with child abuse investigation.

Our other invited speaker, G. Baker Hubbard, III, MD, associate professor of Ophthalmology at Emory University, has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His research interests include retinal vascular disease as well as ocular oncology, and he is an investigator for the ongoing Children's Oncology Group retinoblastoma studies. Dr. Hubbard is a committed educator, currently serving as Director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship at Emory. At the meeting, Dr. Hubbard spoke about pediatric retina and new research in the area of diabetic retinopathy.