Frank Brodie, MD, MBA, has been selected by the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Senior Ophthalmologist Committee; and, approved by the Academy’s Board of Trustees, as the Academy’s 2022 Artemis Award recipient.
The Artemis Award was developed by the Senior Ophthalmologist (SO) Committee to recognize a Young Ophthalmologist (YO) Academy member who has demonstrated caring and service of an exemplary degree to his or her patients. The name of the award is inspired by the Greek Goddess Artemis who was the protector and nurturer of the vulnerable and suffering. Award nominations were solicited from ophthalmology department chairs and program directors, as well as from leaders of ophthalmic state, subspecialty and specialized interest societies, and they receive very impressive nominations each year.
Dr. Brodie’s nomination was submitted on behalf of The Wayne and Gladys Center for Vision, Department of Ophthalmology, UCSF and highlighted his incredible patient advocacy efforts and sustaining philanthropic efforts through the formation of the Loving Eyes Foundation. The committee was very impressed with his innovation and creativity as well as the commitment and compassion he has demonstrated to help children with craniofacial malformations and in preventing a lifetime of vision loss from amblyopia. His efforts epitomize the type of individual AAO hopes to recognize with this award.
Dr. Brodie will be formally recognized during AAO 2022, the Academy’s annual meeting in Chicago, later this year.