Richard K. Parrish II, MD, receives John R. Brayton, Jr., MD, Leadership 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 Richard K. Parrish II, MD received the John R. Brayton, Jr., MD, Leadership Award at its Annual Meeting, Masters in Ophthalmology 2014, June 20-22 in Orlando, Fla.
Established in honor of John R. Brayton, MD, this annual award recognizes a Florida-based ophthalmologist who exemplifies leadership and dedication to the profession.
Richard K. Parrish II, MD
Dr. Parrish has been involved with the American Ophthalmological Society since 1996 and was a member of FSO's Board of Directors from 1996 to 1999. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Ophthalmology and as the executive editor of the Glaucoma Section American Journal of Ophthalmology.
Since 1994, Dr. Parrish has been a professor at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology in Miami, Fla. He also currently serves as the associate dean for graduate medical education, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, Jackson Health System/Jackson Memorial Hospital; designated institutional official, Jackson Health System/Jackson Memorial Hospital; and director of glaucoma service, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Dr. Parrish earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at the University of Alabama and his residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He also completed a clinical fellowship in glaucoma at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital and a research fellowship in glaucoma at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital. He earned his board certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1981.
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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.