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Advocacy Ambassadors

The IAO and the IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology  have been strong supporters of the AAO Advocacy Ambassador program.

Goals of the program include:

  • Engage and educate members-in-training (residents and those undergoing fellowship training) early on as to the importance of advocating for their profession (training future advocates for patients and for the profession);
  • Help members-in-training understand the importance of membership and active involvement in their respective state ophthalmology and subspecialty societies; and
  • Expose members-in-training to some of the critical issues in medicine being discussed by leaders in ophthalmology during the Mid-Year Forum and Council sessions (the Council is the policy advisory body to the Academy’s Board of Trustees).

Previous Indiana Advocacy Ambassadors include:

Date

Ambassador

Current City

State

2006, 2007

Vanessa E Ngakeng MD

Granger

IN

2007

Matthew G Guess MD

Anchorage

AK

2008

Kathryn M Haider MD

Indianapolis

IN

2008

Matthew G Guess MD

Anchorage

AK

2008

Milan Shah MD

Carmel

IN

2008

Vincent L Ray MD

Merrillville

IN

2009

Amy M Waddell MD

Indianapolis

IN

2009

Jennifer L Eikenberry MD

Indianapolis

IN

2009

Yang Sun MD

Indianapolis

IN

2010

Jennifer M Mercado, MD

Fort Lauderdale

FL

2010

Matthew J Hauck, MD

Portland

OR

2011

Eric R Stevens, MD PhD

Oroville

CA

2011

Melissa O Ajunwa MD

Indianapolis

IN

2012

Brian C Miller MD

Indianapolis

IN

2012

Elliot C McKee, MD

Indianapolis

IN

2012

Zachary N Burkhart MD

Carmel

IN

2013

Janine E Collinge MD

Indianapolis

IN

2014

Frank Hrisomalos, MD

Indianapolis

IN

2015

Sally Primus, MD

Evansville

IN

2015

Matt Zore, MD

Fullerton

CA

2016

Whitney Boling, MD

Elkhart

IN

2016

Leslie Tobe, MD

Indianapolis

IN

2017

Liese Albrecht, MD

Ann Arbor

MI

2017

Priyanaka Kanakamedala, MD

Minneapolis

MN

2018

Enoche Kassa, MD

Indianapolis

IN

2018

Nicholas Moore, MD

Indianapolis

IN



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