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J. James Rowsey, MD, receives James W. Clower, Jr., MD, Community Service Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), the preeminent professional association for medical and osteopathic physicians who specialize in vision care, is pleased to announce that J. James Rowsey, MD received the James W. Clower, Jr., MD, Community Service Award at its Annual Meeting, Masters in Ophthalmology 2014, June 20-22 in Orlando, Fla.

James Rowsey
J. James Rowsey, MD

Established in honor of James W. Clower, Jr., MD, this annual award recognizes a Florida-based ophthalmologist who has made the greatest contribution of time and service to his or her community.

Dr. Rowsey currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and is a delegate of the Florida Medical Association.

From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Rowsey worked on medical legislation initiatives for Sen. Tom Coburn, MD, (R-OK). He previously served on the faculty at the University of South Florida, University of Oklahoma, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich., and at St. Luke’s Cataract & Intraocular Lens Institute in Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Dr. Rowsey earned both his undergraduate degree and medical degree from The George Washington University. He completed his internship and residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Intraocular Implant Society, American Medical Association, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, Florida State Medical Association, LASIK Institute, the Pan American Ophthalmological Society, Pasco County Medical Society, Tampa Bay Ophthalmological Society, and the Henry Ford Hospital Residents Society.

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




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