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Memphis, Tenn. (November 5, 2007) – The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Department of Ophthalmology announced today the investiture of James C. Fleming, MD, FACS, as the Philip M. Lewis Professor of Ophthalmology and Natalie C. Kerr, MD, FACS, as the Roger L. Hiatt Professor of Ophthalmology. Drs. Lewis and Hiatt were former professors and chairs of Ophthalmology at UTHSC. Both are world renowned in their fields.
“Drs. Fleming and Kerr have each distinguished themselves in ophthalmologic research and clinical care,” said Barrett G. Haik, MD, professor and chair of the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology. “These chaired positions are fitting capstones to their careers.”
A recognized leader in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Fleming is past president of several professional organizations including the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Tennessee Medical Association.
Specializing in orbital disease and oculoplastic surgery, Dr. Fleming has been named to the
“Best Doctors in America®” list since 1996. He is the recipient of the
Dr. Kerr is widely published and nationally
recognized in the areas of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, more
commonly known as cross-eyed or wall-eyed.
Named among the “Best Doctors in
America®” since 2001, Dr. Kerr has received numerous professional
accolades including the Achievement Award from the
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