- 64th Annual Clinical Conference: Update in Ophthalmology
June 14, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Robert S. Jampel, M.D., Ph.D. Auditorium
Kresge Eye Institute
4717 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201
For 64 years, Kresge Eye Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine have hosted Clinical Conference: Update in Clinical Ophthalmology. The goal of this conference is to provide a comprehensive, integrated program designed to address the full spectrum of ophthalmic sub-specialties.CME: This activity has been approved for 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, 5 OPS Credits, 2.5 JCAHPO B Credits
David Barsky, M.D. Resident Research PresentationsBy: Kresge Eye Institute Ophthalmology Residents
A.D. Reudemann, Sr., M.D., Ph.D., Lectureship
“Advocacy is a Journey, Not a Destination”
Featuring: Arezo Amirikia, M.D.Dr. Arezo Amirikia comes to you with a long history of service to organized medicine dating back to medical school as a Student Liaison to the AMA and American Medical Student Association Officer. She served as President of the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. She co-founded the Young Ophthalmology Section for MiSEPS receiving the Young Ophthalmologist of the year Award. She was selected and completed the AAO Leadership Development Program with a Special Recognition Award. Doctor Amirikia has served on the Surgical Scope Fund Committee in addition to serving as a Councilor from Michigan to the AAO for which she was recognized by the AAO. She is Board Certified in Ophthalmology with recertification in 2009 and 2019 and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biology and received her medical degree from Wayne State University as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society and recipient of the Distinction in Biomedical Research Award and Scholarship. She completed a medical retina fellowship at New England Eye Center, Tufts University and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She has authored papers and book chapters in her field and presented her findings at scientific meetings. Currently Doctor Amirikia is in private practice specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous where she teaches medical students and residents. She is the Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and a Clinical Professor for Ross University.
Robert S. Jampel, M.D., Ph.D. Lectureship
“Surgical Management of Posterior Uveitis”
Featuring: Rajiv Shah, M.D.Dr. Rajiv Shah Rajiv Shah, MD is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Wake Forest School of Medicine with a specialty in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and ocular immunology and uveitis and is the surgical retina fellowship director at Wake Forest Baptist’s department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Shah graduated cum laude from Duke University with a bachelor of science in engineering after majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry. He received his medical degree from University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School during which time he was awarded a prestigious Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. He returned to Duke University Medical Center for an internship with the Department of Internal Medicine. He completed his residency at SUNY at the University of Buffalo. Dr. Shah went on to complete a 1 year vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center under Thomas Friberg, MD and Andrew Eller, MD. He then competed a fellowship in uveitis and ocular immunology at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute along with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Harvard Medical School in Boston under Stephen Foster, MD FACS and David Hinkle, MD. During this time he was elected chief clinical fellow by Dr. Foster. Following his fellowship in Boston, Dr. Shah then completed an additional medical and surgical retina fellowship with the renowned Wills Eye Retina Service in Philadelphia, PA. During that time he was awarded William Tasman, DM Outstanding Fellow Award. He then joined the Wayne State Medical School as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and was a faculty member at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit Michigan from 2013-2016. He was elected to the Hour Detroit Top Doc List 2016 by his peer physicians for his work in Ophthalmology. He joined the faculty at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2016.
Robert J. Netzel, M.D. Lectureship
“The Role of the Epithelial Basement Membrane and Descemet’s Basement Membrane in Modulating Corneal Scarring Injuries, Surgeries, Infections and Diseases”
Featuring: Steve Wilson, M.D., MBASteven E. Wilson, MD received a B.A from CSU Fullerton, an M.S in molecular biology and biochemistry from the UC Irvine and his MD from UC San Diego in 1984. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and was a fellow in cornea and refractive surgery at LSU Eye Center in New Orleans from 1988 to 1990. Dr. Wilson was assistant/associate professor at UT Southwestern in Dallas from 1990 to 1995. He was medical director of refractive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic from 1995 to 1998. From 1998 to 2003, he was chair of ophthalmology and Grace E. Hill Endowed Chair in Vision Research at University of Washington in Seattle. Since 2003 he’s been professor of ophthalmology and staff refractive and corneal surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Wilson’s laboratory is focused on cellular and molecular interactions involved in corneal wound healing and has been funded by NEI from 1992 to 2021. Dr. Wilson has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed medical and scientific publications. He has received numerous other awards, including the Lans Distinguished Lecturer Award from ISRS-AAO in 2006, ARVO Gold Fellow in 2009, Lifetime Presidential Award from ISRS-AAO in 2009, the Jose Ignacio Barraquer Award from International Congress of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2010, the Richard L. Lindstrom CLAO Award Lecture at ASCRS in 2013 and an ISRS 2018 Recognition Award. Dr. Wilson has published four adventure-thriller novels and non-fiction The Making, Breaking and Renewal of a Surgeon-Scientist in 2019.