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American Glaucoma Society: 2023 Bernard Schwartz Memorial Award Recipient!

Congratulations! Sharon Sabapathypillai, MD, MS, First-Year Resident, DOVS has been selected as a recipient of the 2023 Bernard Schwarz Memorial Award by the American Glaucoma Society for her abstract entitled “Evaluating At-Risk Driving Behaviors Using In-Car Telemetry in Older Drivers with Varying Glaucoma Severity“.

This prestigious honor from the American Glaucoma Society includes:

  • A $500 Honorarium
  • Being featured in the rotating slides at the annual meeting highlighting this award, and Dr. Sabapathypillai’s name has been added as the recipient of this award in the program book

The Bernard Schwartz award was created to support a resident who submitted an abstract as the primary author and who will be presenting at the annual meeting.

Who is Bernard Schwartz, MD, PhD?

Dr. Bernard Schwartz was Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine. He served as Editor-in-Chief of two review journals, Survey of Ophthalmology and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update.

Dr. Schwartz received his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto and his M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree (Physiology) from the State University of Iowa. His hospital training includes a Rotating Internship and Ophthalmology Residency at University Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa.

Dr. Schwartz’s teaching appointments included a Research Fellowship in the Department of Physiology, State University of Iowa; Special Clinical Traineeship from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, U.S.P.H.; Assistant Professor (Geographical Full-Time) and Associate Professor (Geographical Full-Time) in the Division of Ophthalmology, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center; Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology (Full-Time) at Tufts University School of Medicine; Professor of Ophthalmology (Geographical Full-Time), Tufts University School of Medicine; and Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Schwartz is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Glaucoma Society; the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; and the New England Ophthalmological Society; a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine; The Sigma XI Society; and past trustee of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

During his career to date, Dr. Schwartz has published more than 200 articles, trained numerous residents, glaucoma fellows, and is a dear mentor to many prominent glaucoma specialists.