Wills Eye Hospital Brings Together Medical Giants of Philadelphia in Unprecedented Night to Remember
Some of the greatest medical minds in Philadelphia will be honored and toasted Saturday evening, October, 17, 2015 at an unprecedented gala recognizing their accomplishments and contributions to the field of pediatric and adult eye cancer.
The event marks the 40th anniversary of Wills Eye Hospital’s internationally renowned Ocular Oncology Service. The Founding Director and Co-Director, Jerry A. Shields, MD, and Carol L. Shields, MD, will be distinguished honorees, as will be Ralph C. Eagle, Jr., MD, Director of Pathology and the Noel T. and Sara Simmonds Professor of Ophthalmic Pathology at Wills Eye Hospital. Rounding out the honorees are; Luther W. Brady, Jr., a pioneer and one of the world’s foremost experts in radiation oncology. Dr. Brady has served as Chairman of the Department of Radiation and Nuclear Medicine at Hahnemann University and has recently begun his 52nd year on staff. Dr. Anna T. Meadows, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Senior Oncologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will be awarded for her early leadership in the Pediatric Oncology field and as one of the original champions of cancer survivorship. Pascal M. Jabbour, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Takami Sato, MD, PhD; the K. Hasumi Professor of Medical Oncology and Director of the Metastatic Uveal Melanoma Program will also be highlighted as Honorees that evening. Their collective contributions to the research and treatment of ocular cancers have brought about transformational advances in the preservation and restoration of vision for countless individuals around the world. As a sign of their deep commitment to the very best in research and patient care, Drs. Brady and Shields have made gifts totaling $750,000 toward a $2.5 million dollar goal for the Brady-Shields Endowed Chair in Ocular Oncology at Wills Eye Hospital. Net proceeds from the 2015 Wills Eye Ball will help provide the critical research funds needed to develop new advances and techniques in the diagnosis, treatment and cure of ocular oncology diseases.
The evening begins with Cocktails at 6PM followed by a dinner program and award presentation at 7:30PM. The event will be at the Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Wills Eye Hospital is a global leader in ophthalmology, established in 1832 as the nation’s first hospital specializing in eye care. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Wills Eye as one of America’s top ophthalmology centers since the survey began in 1990. Wills Eye is a premier training site for all levels of medical education. Its resident and post-graduate training programs are among the most competitive in the country. One of the core strengths of Wills is the close connection between innovative research and advanced patient care. Wills provides the full range of primary and subspecialty eye care for improving and preserving sight, including cataract, cornea, retina, emergency care, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, oculoplastics, pathology, pediatric ophthalmology and ocular genetics, and refractive surgery. Ocular Services include the Wills Laser Correction Center, Low Vision Service, and Diagnostic Center. Its 24/7 Emergency Service is the only one of its kind in the region. Wills Eye also has a network of nine multi-specialty, ambulatory surgery centers throughout the tri-state area. To learn more, please visit www.willseye.org
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