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Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

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

Dr. Gragoudas is a well-respected surgeon and clinician whose clinical and research interests are specific to retinal diseases and macular degeneration.

    BOSTON, MA, October 31, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Gragoudas celebrates 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.

Currently the Charles Edward Whitten professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School since 1994, Dr. Gragoudas has held the position of director of the retina service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary since 1985. Dr. Gragoudas is a well-respected surgeon and clinician whose clinical and research interests are specific to retinal diseases and macular degeneration. Known globally for his diagnosis and management of intraocular tumors, he pioneered the use of proton therapy in eye tumors, a treatment modality that has been proven to be extremely successful and has been used in many ocular oncology centers around the world.

Dr. Gragoudas completed his MD at Athens National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, Greece, in 1965, residency in ophthalmology at Boston University's Medical Center, and fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. He taught as an instructor of ophthalmology and as an associate professor at Harvard Medical School for just under 20 years before becoming a full professor at the prestigious university.

Some of Dr. Gragoudas's other achievements in medicine, specifically ophthalmology, have included the use of photodynamic therapy for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, as well as work with a group of other ophthalmologists in demonstrating the critical role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in ocular neovascularization before developing therapies targeting VEGF. In 2014, Dr. Gragoudas received the Champalimaud Vision Award alongside a few colleagues for their work on using anti-angiogenesis drug therapy for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, an award that is considered a "Nobel Prize" in vision research.

Dr. Gragoudas has been the recipient of a number of other awards and recognitions, including an Academy Honor Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Retina Research Foundation Prize of the Jules Gonin Lectureship, and a Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Investigators Award. Dr. Gragoudas has contributed more than 250 articles to professional journals such as the American Journal of Ophthalmology, the Archives of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmology and has authored more than 100 chapters, reviews, and books in his field.

An elected fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and member of the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, and the Gonin Club, Dr. Gragoudas married Lia Yiannoutsou in 1968, the same year he came to the United States from his home country of Greece. Together, they are the proud parents of two children.

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

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