Steve Charles, MD Wins Sir Harold Ridley Innovator Award
April 27, 2012
The Ridley Medal was conceived by Dr. Jerre Freeman, an esteemed member of the Biosyntrx Scientific Advisory Board. Spencer Thornton, MD, the Biosyntrx President / Chief Medical Officer, was the Master of Ceremonies for this event.
Dr. Charles is the Founding Director of the Charles Retina Institute, as well as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Hamilton eye Institute UT Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. He has developed many of the techniques and devices used by all vitreoretinal surgeons.
Dr. Charles is the author of Vitreoretinal Microsurgry, a leading textbook in the field, which is now in its fifth edition and published in five languages.
He has written / published over 140 medical articles and 44 book chapters. He is on the editorial board of Retina, and a reviewer for Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, and other peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Charles has received many honors and awards throughout his career, including the Wacker Medal from the Club Jules Gonin, the first Founders Medal from the Vitreous Society, and induction into the University Of Miami School Of Hall of Fame. Ocular Surgery News named him as one of the top ten innovators in the past 25 years, and Becker's ASC Review named him as one of their “34 Best Ophthalmologists in America.”
Ellen Troyer, MT MA
Biosyntrx CEO / Chief Research Officer
We are proud to announce that three of the Biosyntrx Scientific Advisory Board Members have been honored with the Sir Harold Ridley, Ophthalmic Innovator Award. They include: Spencer Thornton, MD, 2001, Randall Olson, MD 2006, and Daniele Aron-Rosa, MD, 2008.