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Dr. Frank Myers honored as outstanding emeritus faculty

Frank Myers, MD, received the Emeritus Faculty Award from the UW Medical Alumni Association.

Dr. Myers was nominated by Paul Kaufman, MD, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, where Dr. Myers spent his career. After graduating from the University of Iowa School of Medicine, Dr. Myers served an internship year in California, then completed two years of service in the US Navy. He spent three years in family practice before completing an ophthalmology residency at the UW.

Dr. Myers completed a one-year NIH fellowship with Matthew Davis, MD, at the UW, where he studied retina diseases.

In addition to his work as a clinician, Dr. Myers was a principle investigator on several clinical trials. Dr. Myers worked on the education working group and was an active teacher. He has more than 80 peer-review publications and more than a dozen textbook chapters.

His work with students did not stop when he retired as a full professor in 1997. He is active in Grand Rounds, Retina Conferences and Journal Club. He has taught first- and second-year medical students how to perform a general physical exam.

In addition to his work in Wisconsin, Dr. Myers continues to volunteer at the Rural Free Eye Clinic in San Fabian, Pangasinan, Philippines. This clinic provides eye care to local people who could not otherwise afford it. The Department is proud of the accomplishments of Dr. Myers.