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FSO Installs New Officers at Masters in Ophthalmology 2016 Meeting

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) installed new officers for 2016-2017 at the annual meeting, Masters in Ophthalmology 2016 on Saturday, June 11 in Orlando, FL.

Adam M. Katz, MD Installed as Florida Society of Ophthalmology President

Adam M. Katz, MD was installed as the president of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology on Saturday, June 11, 2016 during the Masters in Ophthalmology 2016 meeting.

Dr. Katz is a board certified opthalmologist and has been practicing medicine in Vero Beach, FL since 2009. He was born and raised in New York, where he completed most of his education before moving to Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science from Union College, graduating summa cum laude. He then obtained his medical degree from Albany Medical College. For his post-graduate training, he completed an internship in New York City at Lenox Hill Hospital, followed by a three-year residency in Ophthalmology at St. Vincents Hospital in Manhattan. Dr. Katz went on to complete a one-year medical retina fellowship at NYU, followed by a two-year fellowship with world renowned retinal surgeon Steve Charles, MD. Dr. Katz has over 20 years of clinical experience treating patients with retinal and vitreous disorders.

Dr. Katz is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Florida State University. Dr. Katz is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and served as Vice President of the Indian River Medical Society. He has also co-authored the third edition of Vitreous Microsurgery.

Krishna Kishor, MD Installed as Florida Society of Ophthalmology President-Elect

Krishna Kishor, MD was installed as president-elect of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology on Saturday, June 11, 2016 during the Masters in Ophthalmology 2016 meeting

Dr. Kishor is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Miami/Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. In 2008 he was appointed to the Ann Bates Leach Eye Hospital and has also been at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL since 2011. Dr. Kishor received his Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and Doctor of Medicine degree from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Kishor has co-authored multiple publications, book chapters, and abstracts. In 2011, he received the Michael R. Redmond, MD Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Award from the FSO.

Darby Miller, MD; David Eichenbaum, MD; Stacey Kruger MD Installed as Florida Society of Ophthalmology Vice Presidents

Darby Miller, MD has been elected to serve as Vice President of Advocacy. Dr. Miller is a cornea and cataract specialist and an assistant professor in the Deptartment of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. He completed his cornea fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and his ophthalmology residency and medical school at George Washington University Medical Center.  Dr. Miller completed his internship and earned his MS degree at Georgetown University.  He completed his MPH degree at Harvard University and his undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas.  Dr. Miller has been happily married for 10 years and has three energetic children.    

David Eichenbaum, MD has been re-elected to serve as Vice President of Education. Dr. Eichenbaum has been employed at Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida – St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa, Florida since 2007. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts and his medical degree from the University of South Florida. He completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Tufts/Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. Dr. Eichenbaum is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Stacey Kruger, MD has been re-elected to serve as the Vice President of Outreach. Dr. Kruger is an attending physician at Stacey J. Kruger, M.D. & Associates, P.A. in Miami, FL. Dr. Kruger received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her medical degree from S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center at Brooklyn. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and did a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. In her private practice in Miami, she offers a full range of ophthalmic and contact lens services for children and young adults, as well as adult strabismus.

Kara Cavuoto, MD Elected Florida Society of Ophthalmology Secretary-Treasurer

Kara Cavuoto, MD was installed as secretary-treasurer of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology on Saturday, June 11, 2016 during the Masters in Ophthalmology 2016 meeting.

Dr. Cavuoto is an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology and clinical pediatrics at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  She evaluates and treats patients with pediatric eye disorders, including amblyopia and strabismus, as well as adults with strabismus. In addition, Dr. Cavuoto serves as the director of medical student education in ophthalmology at the University of Miami.  In this role, she oversees all ophthalmology clerkships and pre-clinical graduate coursework and advises University of Miami medical students applying for ophthalmology residency.

Dr. Cavuoto attended both college and medical school at the University of Miami as part of the Honors Program in Medicine combined BS-MD degree program. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital followed by ophthalmology residency and a pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. 

 

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ABOUT THE FLORIDA SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) has a rich history of serving patients since its founding in 1939 as the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. Today, the organization represents more than 500 physician members throughout the state and is focused on advancing patient care and protecting the medical specialty of ophthalmology. For more information, please visit the FSO website at www.mdeye.org.

 

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