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Thomas Janeway Stafford, MD, Posthumously Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Stafford has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of health care and higher education

Thomas Janeway Stafford was presented with an Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for his work with the organization's teaching program in 1983

    EVANSTON, IL, February 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to posthumously present Thomas Janeway Stafford, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Stafford celebrated many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Stafford was a board-certified physician who specialized in ophthalmology. Medically trained to diagnose, monitor and treat ocular and visual disorders, he ran a private practice in Evanston, IL, for many decades, Affiliated as a senior attending surgeon at both the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL, and Evanston Hospital for more than 30 years, he was also an independent researcher of ophthalmological studies at the Evanston Hospital and an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology at Northwestern University in Chicago.

An elected fellow of the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Stafford was also a member of numerous other professional organizations, including the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Chicago Medical Society and the Illinois State Medical Society.

Dr. Stafford first studied at Cornell University before receiving a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Michigan in 1958. After completing an internship at Harper Hospital in Detroit, MI, he completed residency work at Kresge Eye Institute, also in Detroit, and King County Hospital and the Children's Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle, WA. He then served two years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving as lieutenant commander before completing a fellowship at the University of Miami in the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Florida between 1965 and 1966.

Presented with an Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for his work with the organization's teaching program in 1983, Dr. Stafford has also been showcased in 20th and 21st editions of Who's Who in the Midwest. Born in Detroit, he grew up following in the footsteps of his father, who was also a doctor. His uncle and two brothers are also doctors. Later marrying his wife Jean Lois Whitten in 1958, Dr. Stafford is the father of one son. In his free time, he loved working in his garden.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Thomas Janeway Stafford, MD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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