Rick E. Bendel, MD, installed as Florida Society of Ophthalmology President
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), the preeminent professional association for medical and osteopathic doctors who specialize in vision care, installed Rick E. Bendel, MD, as president at its Annual Meeting, Masters in Ophthalmology 2014, held June 20-22 in Orlando, FL.
Rick E. Bendel, MD
As FSO president, Dr. Bendel will help lead the nonprofit association, which represents more than 500 medical doctors focused on protecting the medical and surgical specialty of ophthalmology. In addition to active participation in legislative advocacy and the dissemination of responsible information to physicians and patients throughout the state, the FSO also provides continuing medical education opportunities.
Dr. Bendel is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and a Consultant for the Department of Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and licensed to practice medicine in Florida and Michigan.
Dr. Bendel has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He has been an editor and reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology since 2004. Dr. Bendel has given numerous scientific and medical presentations and investigations at national and international meetings including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), European Glaucoma Society and the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association. He has also had two visiting professorships - one at Universities and Hospitals in China, Hong Kong, Chengdu and Beijing in the People’s Republic of China, and the other at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Bendel hails from California where he received his Bachelor of Arts from Ponoma College then worked in Biochemical Genetics at the City of Hope in Duarte, California. He also completed an internship at the University of Oklahoma and an ophthalmology residency and fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne University.
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.