The Rotary Club of Madison has announced that it will honor Suresh R. Chandra, MD, with the prestigious Manfred E. Swarsensky Humanitarian Service Award. According to Ronald Luskin, committee chair, “Dr. Chandra is being recognized for his work in combating blindness throughout the world as well as right here in Madison and the State of Wisconsin. In particular, with 50% of blindness in children being preventable or treatable, and since it is estimated 80% of learning takes place visual, restoring the gift of sight to youngsters provides the best opportunity for them in their educational pursuits to drive them forward to achieve at the highest levels.”
Dr. Chandra is a professor emeritus with the UW-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and specializes in vitreoretinal disease, international ophthalmology, macular disease, ocular melanoma, and trauma.
The award honors the work of Rabbi Manfred Swarsensky and his humanitarian service, his commitment to social justice and the bringing together of people in our community from diverse backgrounds.