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Atlanta magazine Top Docs Issue July 2011June 22, 2011

Six Eye Center Physicians Named "Top Docs"


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Joy Bell, 404-778-3711, jbell@emory.edu


(ATLANTA) According to the latest Atlanta magazine “Top Doctors” issue of July 2011, six of Emory Eye Center’s physicians are listed among the top doctors in Atlanta, a listing of 318 physicians. Eye Center physicians are listed within the two categories, below:


Specialty: Ophthalmology

Allen Beck, MDValarie Biousse, MDHans Grossnikluas, MD, MBAScott Lambert, MDTimothy Olsen, MD



• Allen Beck, MD — Glaucoma

• Valérie Biousse, MD — Neuro-Ophthalmology

• Hans Grossniklaus, MD, MBA — Ocular oncology and pathology

• Scott Lambert, MD – Pediatric ophthalmology

• Timothy Olsen, MD — Retina


Specialty: Neurology

Nancy Newman, MD


• Nancy Newman, MD – Neurology and neuro-ophthalmology

The publication’s “Top Doctors” list was compiled by the New York-based research firm Castel Connolly Medical Ltd., whose physician-led team of researchers follow a rigorous screening process to select doctors named to the list. The survey and research process involves tens of thousands of top doctors and the medical leadership of prominent hospitals across the country.

For the July 2011 “Top Doctors” feature, hundreds of Atlanta metro-area doctors were asked to name their most respected colleagues. The process sought nominations not only of physicians who excel in academic medicine and research but also those who exhibit excellence in patient care—those to whom nominating physicians would send their own families.

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About Emory Eye Center

Emory Eye Center has a mission to conduct pioneering research into blinding eye diseases, to educate and train eye professionals, and to provide excellent patient care. The Department includes 33 ophthalmologists, eight optometrists, 11 basic scientists, 11 post-doctoral fellows, and nine researchers in other Emory departments who hold joint appointments in the Emory University School of medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology research is supported by current NIH funding of $20 million through 2010. The Department remains in the top rankings (#14 – 2010) by U.S. News & World Report for the 15 years the magazine has held a ranking for Ophthalmology. It also ranks in the Top Ten in the peer-reviewed Ophthalmology Times annual report.

The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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