Australia’s Professor Ivan Goldberg has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Robert Ritch Award for Excellence and Innovation in Glaucoma.
The presentation, which was made at the Glaucoma Foundation’s Annual Benefit Ball in New York City, recognises Professor Goldberg’s role in promoting the medicine and science of glaucoma.
Prof. Goldberg is Director of Eye Associates in Sydney, head of the Glaucoma Unit and Visiting Ophthalmologist at the Sydney Eye Hospital, as well as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. He is President of Glaucoma Australia and of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Interest Group. In 2009 he was the recipient of an Order of Australia Award “for services to glaucoma and the community nationally and internationally.”
Within Asia and globally, Prof. Goldberg’s experience and knowledge in the field of glaucoma have been recognized through his election as the Founding President of the South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group (SEAGIG) and later the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society and President of the World Glaucoma Association (2006-2007). He is also a Past President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
“We congratulate Professor Goldberg on his many achievements, including the significant role he has played internationally in the founding and growth of the professional associations that have helped transform knowledge and skills about the diagnosis and management of glaucoma,” said Dr. Gregory K. Harmon, Chairman of The Glaucoma Foundation.
The Robert Ritch Award is named in honor of Dr. Robert Ritch, founder of TGF and its Medical Director, who received the inaugural award in 2008. Other winners have been Dr. Paul L. Kaufman (2009), Dr. Theodore Krupin (2010), Dr. Jonas B. Jost (2011), and Dr. George L. Spaeth (2012).