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July 18, 2016

Nine Eye Center Physicians Named America’s Top Doctors®


Cover Atlanta Magazine July 2017(ATLANTA) Nine Emory Eye Center ophthalmologists were selected from the Atlanta metropolitan region as America’s Top Doctors® by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., and are featured in the July 2016 issue of Atlanta magazine:  Allen Beck, MD; Valérie Biousse, MD; Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA;  G. Baker Hubbard III, MD;  Scott Lambert, MD; Nancy Newman, MD; Timothy W. Olsen, MD;  J. Bradley Randleman, MD; and Ted H. Wojno, MD.

“It is a pleasure to work with the outstanding physicians at the Emory Eye Center,” says Emory Eye Center Director Allen Beck.  “We are fortunate to have leading experts in so many areas of ophthalmology, neurology, and pathology and are grateful for the recognition as 'Top Doctors.' ”

With a mission to help consumers find the best health care, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York-based health care research firm, publishes the popular annual America’s Top Doctors® list after inviting thousands of doctors from across America to participate in regional peer nomination surveys. The process seeks nominations not only of physicians who excel in academic medicine and research, but also who exhibit excellence in patient care—those to whom nominating physicians would send their own families. Physicians cannot pay to be selected or profiled on these lists.

Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team performs extensive screening of the survey results to identify those doctors who are “among the very best in their specialties and in their communities.” Their selections are announced each year on their website and in major media outlets and national and regional magazines. Metropolitan Atlanta results were published in the July Atlanta magazine "Top Doctors" issue.

Allen D. Beck, MDHeading the metro Atlanta list of top doctors in ophthalmology from Emory Eye Center and listed as one of America’s Top Doctors® for the past seven years is Allen D. Beck, MD, who currently serves as interim chair and director of Emory Eye Center and William and Clara Redmond Professor of Ophthalmology for the Glaucoma Section. Dr. Beck is the recipient of numerous honors, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement Award and selection as a member of AAO’s Glaucoma Knowledge Base Panel. His clinical focus is on diagnosis and management of pediatric and adult glaucoma, including surgical treatment of cataract.

Valerie Biousse, MD Valérie Biousse, MD, consistently selected as a top doctor by Castle Connelly, is Cyrus H. Stoner Professor of Ophthalmology and professor of ophthalmology and neurology in the Neuro-Ophthalmology Section.  She serves on the board of directors of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and has authored more than 300 scientific articles, book chapters and books. Dr. Biousse’s areas of clinical interest are optic nerve disorders, vascular diseases of the eye, visual field defects and disorders of ocular motility.


Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA, is interim vice chair; F. Phinizy Calhoun Jr. Professor of Ophthalmology; and director of L.F. Montgomery Laboratory and the Ocular Oncology and Pathology Section. He is the recipient of some of the highest honors in ophthalmology, including the Zimmerman Medal from the American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists in 2012 for outstanding contributions to ophthalmic pathology and induction into Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI), a prestigious organization that limits active membership to 100 of the world’s top academic ophthalmologists. Dr. Grossniklaus’ clinical practice specializes in ocular tumors and ocular pathology.

G. Baker Hubbard III, MD G. Baker Hubbard III, MD, is Thomas M. Aaberg Professor of Ophthalmology, director of  the Retina Service and member of the Ocular Oncology/Pathology Section.  Dr. Hubbard is highly recognized for his clinical work with pediatric retinal disorders, including retinopathy of prematurity and retinoblastoma. He specializes in vitreoretinal surgery, and his practice includes both adult and pediatric vitreoretinal disorders. His primary research interest is in characterizing the clinical manifestations of pediatric retinal disorders and their treatment outcomes. Recent peer-reviewed publications have covered research on retinopathy of prematurity, macular degeneration and Coats disease (2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, and Retina).

Scott Lambert, MD Scott Lambert, MD, is R. Howard Dobbs Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Section.  After 28 years of highly distinguished service to Emory Eye Center, Dr. Lambert will be leaving Emory on August 31, 2016, to become a professor of ophthalmology at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California and chief of ophthalmology at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital.  In 2011 Dr. Lambert was awarded the prestigious Senior Achievement Award from the AAO, and is consistently listed as one of America’s Top Doctors®. He is chair of the NIH funded Infant Aphakia Treatment Study and the Pediatric Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee for AAO. 

Nancy Newman, MD Nancy Newman, MD, is LeoDelle Jolley Professor of Ophthalmology and director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Section; professor of ophthalmology and neurology; and instructor in neurological surgery, Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Newman’s distinguished career includes more than 400 publications.  She is consistently ranked among the top 1% of doctors in U.S. News & World Report’s annual top doctors issue.  Internationally recognized as a distinguished teacher, Newman is a trustee emerita of the Princeton University Board of Trustees.  She is president from 2014-16 of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) and chairing their board from 2016-18. Dr. Newman sees both adults and children with neuro-ophthalmologic problems, such as optic nerve disorders, visual field defects and disorders of ocular motility. Research interests include disorders of the optic nerve and mitochondrial diseases.  

Timothy W. Olsen, MDDesignated one of America’s Top Doctor’s® for ten years in four cities (Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota;  and Atlanta, Georgia), Timothy W. Olsen, MD, is chair emeritus of ophthalmology and professor of ophthalmology, Retina Service. Highly recognized for his achievements, Dr. Olsen received the Senior Achievement Award and the Secretariat Award from the AAO, is a Silver and Gold Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), a member of the Macula and Retina societies, and serves on the executive council for the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS). His clinical interests are age-related macular degeneration (AMD), macular surgery, and diabetic retinopathy; his primary research focus is AMD.

J. Bradley Randleman, MD J. Bradley Randleman, MD, is a widely respected cornea specialist and director of the Cornea Service.  His areas of expertise include cataract and refractive cataract surgery, management of keratoconus, corneal diseases and corneal transplantation. Relocating at the end of July 2016 to Los Angeles, California, Dr. Randleman’s distinguished career includes receiving the Kritzinger Memorial Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), election to the “135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America” in Becker’s ASC Review, and the Senior Achievement Award from AAO.  He is highly recognized as an authority on the diagnosis and management of corneal surgery and diseases.

Ted Wojno, MD Ted H. Wojno, MD, is James and Shirley Kuse Professor of Ophthalmology and director, Oculoplastics, Orbital and Cosmetic Surgery Section.  Dr. Wojno is the co-author of the seminal research paper on the clinical use of Botox®, and as an expert in the field of oculoplastics, is a regular contributor of peer-reviewed articles for leading medical journals including American Journal of Rhinology, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics, The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Cornea, Laryngoscope, Ophthalmology Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery. He is highly sought after for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the periocular structures and orbital tumors. His treats adults and children with disorders of the eyelids, tear ducts and eye sockets; his clinical research includes essential blepharospasm and orbital tumors. 

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