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12th Ridley Event Honors Legendary Surgeons


(Back row, from left) Drs. Barrett G. Haik, Spencer Thornton, James C. Fleming, and Jerre M. Freeman; (front row, from left) Drs. Richard P. Kratz, Thomas R. Mazzocco, and Ralph S. Hamilton.

Thursday, November 21, 2013, marked the 12th Annual Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship for Creativity and Innovation in Medicine and Ophthalmology. For the first time, rather than honoring one professor, three legendary cataract surgeons were invited for an unprecedented panel discussion.

Our esteemed guests were Richard P. Kratz, MD, Thomas R. Mazzocco, MD, and Paul Honan, MD. Due to health concerns, Dr. Honan was unable to attend, so Ralph S. Hamilton, MD, sat in for him on the panel. Hosted by Jerre M. Freeman, MD, and Spencer P. Thornton, MD, the event was a profound honor for the packed house of ophthalmologists and residents who were both thrilled and humbled to meet and gain insight from these remarkable figures who helped revolutionize the field of cataract surgery.



11th annual Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship for Creativity and Innovation in Medicine and Ophthalmology

On April 26, 2012, at 7 PM CDT, the Hamilton Eye Institute hosted the 11th annual Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship for Creativity and Innovation in Medicine and Ophthalmology, a black-tie event held annually at the HEI Freeman Auditorium. This year, the Ridley Lecture was delivered by Steve Charles, MD, FACS, founding director of the Charles Retina Institute and clinical professor of ophthalmology at UTHSC.



You may also view the 2011 Ridley Lecture


Prior to 2011, the Ridley Professorship lectures were not recorded on Mediasite, and are not available for viewing online.

If you have any difficulty accessing the above webcasts, please call Daniel Cox at 901-448-5239 or Blanca Phillips at 901-481-0891