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Ron Adelman, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS Appointed as Vice Chair of Academics in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science

March 29, 2023

I am pleased to announce that Dr Ron Adelman has accepted the position of Vice Chair for Academics in our department, effective immediately. In this role, he will continue his responsibility for continuing medical education, including organizing our weekly grand rounds, coordinating visiting professors, Yale symposium and continuing medical education. He will also assume responsibility for the departmental mentoring plan, revising this on an annual basis and wrapping this into the upcoming initiative on the Faculty Annual Development Questionnaire. Lastly, his role will involve coordinating resident research projects within our department, ensuring that each resident has a mentor and project, in addition to his significant role in supervising individual projects himself.

Currently, Dr. Adelman is the Director of the Retina and Macula Service at Yale School of Medicine. He is the Scientific Director of the European Vitreo-Retinal Society (EVRS). Dr. Adelman has served as the President of the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS), President of Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (CSEP) and President of the New Haven County Medical Association (NHCMA). He has been invited faculty in 15 countries such as Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Mexico, and Canada. He has described new disorders and has introduced a novel surgery for macular holes that is currently being utilized in several countries.

He has received the “Senior Honor Award” of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the “Senior Achievement Award” of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been recognized by the Lions of Connecticut as “Knight of the Blind” for “outstanding work throughout the state and in the global community.” During his residency and fellowship at Harvard University, he received many awards, including the Club Vit Fellow Research Award, the Ron G. Michels Fellowship Award, and Fellow of the Year 2000. He has been at the forefront of new advancements in macular and retinal diseases and has been Principal Investigator of numerous clinical trials. Dr. Adelman has published extensively, primarily in the area of retinal and macular diseases and surgery, with over 300 publications and abstracts. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and serves on the Executive Committees of several medical societies.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Adelman for taking on this important responsibility in our department!

Submitted by Paige Mickolyzck on April 10, 2023