Aaron N. Waite, MD, Third-Year Hamilton Eye Institute Resident, Receives Award From ASCRS


The UT Department of Ophthalmology is proud to congratulate Dr. Aaron N. Waite, third-year resident at the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI), who has been awarded a $1,000 travel grant by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. This goal of this grant is to fund the attendance of extraordinary residents at the ASCRS Annual Symposium and Congress, April 9-14, 2010, in Boston. Only ten ophthalmology residents nationwide receive this honor. Recipients are selected for exemplary performance in the areas of research, patient care, leadership and education.

In addition to the travel grant, recipients of this award also receive complimentary symposium registration, housing, and invitations to its leadership and social events, providing excellent networking opportunities.

Dr. Waite, who was nominated for this award by HEI Residency Program Director Dr. Natalie C. Kerr, will complete his residency at HEI this summer. He then begins a fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute in Denver, Colorado, specializing in cornea and external disease.