December 06, 2017

Marilyn Baird Mets, MD
Marilyn Baird Mets, MD
Marilyn Baird Mets, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who
-- Dr. Mets has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of healthcare and higher education --

    CHICAGO, IL, December 06, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Marilyn Baird Mets, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Mets celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her 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.

A board-certified ophthalmologist and professor of ophthalmology and surgery at Northwestern University's Feinburg School of Medicine, Dr. Mets also holds the titles of director of the retinal electrophysiology laboratory. In 2011, she was named the Lillian Sherman Cowen Reiger and Harold L.S. Cowen research professor in pediatric ophthalmology.

As head of ophthalmology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Mets is credited with helping to create one of the foremost pediatric ophthalmology resident and fellowship training programs in the United States. She is a world-renowned expert in ocular manifestations of intrauterine infections, congenital infections, and hereditary eye disease. She was the first ophthalmologist to identify a new congenital infection called lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus with retinopathy. Dr. Mets has been teaching for several decades, first as an instructor at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, then as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago. Dr. Mets joined the Northwestern faculty in 1990, and she is currently a staff ophthalmologist at Evanston/Glenbrook Hospital.

After completing her undergraduate work at Wheaton College in 1968, Dr. Mets earned an MS at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 1971 and an MD at The George Washington University in 1976. She completed her postgraduate training at the Cleveland Clinical Foundation, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the Children's Hospital National Medical Center. Dr. Mets' areas of interests include strabismus and eye muscle disorders, tear duct abnormalities, pediatric cataract, glaucoma in childhood, retinoblastoma, toxoplasmosis and other congenital ocular infections, hereditary disorders of the eye, and retinal dystrophies.

An elected fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and member of the American Association of Pediatrics Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the American Ophthalmology Society, and the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology, Dr. Mets has served as editor-in-chief of Focal Points. She also served as a Board Director of the American Board of Opthalmology from 2004 to 2011, and as a member of the American Opthalmological Society's Council from 2010 to 2015 and as its President in 2016. She has contributed over 100 articles to peer-reviewed journals. Most recently, she authored "Biometry Characteristics in Adults and Children with Marfan Syndrome: From the Marfan Eye Consortium of Chicago" in the May 2017 edition of the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Other journals have included Ophthalmologic Genetics, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology, and the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Named to several editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of American Women, Dr. Mets is married to Laurens Jans Mets with whom she has had three children, Rebecca Mets-Halgrimson, MD (pediatric ophthalmologist), David Mets, PhD (molecular biologist) and Catherine Mets Darbyshire, RN (surgical nurse). She enjoys physical activities such as biking, pickleball, tennis and sailing, as well as reading and writing.

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

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