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Dr. Douglas Anderson Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Medicine

Dr. Anderson utilizes years of expertise to his role as professor emeritus with the University of Miami

Dr. Douglas Anderson authored and co-authored several books including "Testing the Field of Vision," "Automated Static Perimetry" and "Clinical Decision in Glaucoma."

    MIAMI, FL, December 02, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Douglas Anderson has been included in Marquis Who's Who. 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.

Inspired by his parents, who were both doctors, Dr. Anderson pursued a career in the field of medicine. Upon graduating from medical school, he completed a rotating internship at the University Hospitals of Cleveland in the early 1960s. At a time when subject to a draft for two years of mandatory service, he was assigned to the National Cancer Institute because of his elective research experience during medical school. After serving on active duty for two years (1963-1965), Dr. Anderson completed his training with an ophthalmology residency at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and a glaucoma research fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's Howe Laboratory.

During his career, Dr. Anderson provided clinical care to patients with glaucoma and focused intently on academic research and post-graduate education as well as participating locally, nationally and abroad at numerous scientific symposia and educational seminars. In 1969, he was appointed assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine's internationally renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where he was promoted to associate professor (1975), professor (1982) and professor emeritus (2009), continuing to work part time until he retired in 2016. Over the years, Dr. Anderson has been a consultant to the Director of the National Eye Institute and served as a member of the National Eye Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health, was a director of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and served on several committees and on the Board of Governors of the Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital. At various times he held editorial positions of several peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals.

Dr. Anderson authored and co-authored several books including "Testing the Field of Vision," "Automated Static Perimetry" and "Clinical Decision in Glaucoma." In addition, he has co-edited "Discussions on Glaucoma," "Automatic Perimetry in Glaucoma" and "Encounters in Glaucoma Research I: Receptors." Throughout his career, Dr. Anderson has contributed to more than 200 articles published in professional journals.

A diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Anderson had earned a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude (chemistry, philosophy) and a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude (biology, mathematics, physics) from the University of Miami and finally a Doctor of Medicine from Washington University in Saint Louis in 1962. A member of more than a dozen professional societies, he is a Life member (Fellow) of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the prestigious American Ophthamological Society, a Founding member of the American Glaucoma Society (of which he was later elected president), an active member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (an organization now with 12,000 members, 45% of which reside in over 75 countries outside the U.S.; in which he achieved gold level Fellowship status in 2009, having served through the years as Chairman of the Anatomy Section, Chairman of the Glaucoma Section, Trustee, and President), the Optometric Glaucoma Society, and the International Perimetric Society.

His research interests centered on glaucoma, the pathogenesis of optic nerve damage, clinical evaluation of the optic nerve and of visual fields, the role of pressure in "normal-tension glaucoma," and principles behind quantifying progression in cases of glaucoma. His laboratory research was supported in large part by the National Eye Institute and his clinical research by several foundations. Additional support came in the form of an endowed Chair named in his honor.

Dr. Anderson has been honored on many occasions, including among others the Georg von Bartish Medal for Contributions to Glaucoma Research (2002), a Global Glaucoma Special Recognition Award (202), the Hans Goldman Medal (2003), a Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, the University of Miami (2007), Tadeusz Krwawicz Gold Medal [jointly awarded by the International Council of Ophthalmology, and the Polish Ophthalmologicaal Society] (2008), Karen Walker-Brandreth Award, Berkeley School of Optometry (2012), and a Life Achievement Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2015). Industry publications such as Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who's Who in American Education have also recognized him for his outstanding efforts in medicine and education.

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