Dr. David S. Greenfield Elected Vice President of the American Glaucoma Society

David S. Greenfield, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship Program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, has been elected Vice President of the American Glaucoma Society (AGS). He will represent the more than 1,000 clinician and scientist members as they work to further enhance the society’s heritage as the leading glaucoma subspecialty organization and its mission to promote excellence in glaucoma patient care and preserve vision by supporting the advancement of education and research.

Appointed by the AGS Board of Directors, Greenfield assumed the two-year post January 1. His service as Vice President will be followed by a two-year term as President.

“It is an extraordinary honor and privilege to serve the American Glaucoma Society, our profession, and the friends and colleagues for whom I have such great professional respect,” said Greenfield, who is also co-founder of The International Society for Imaging in the Eye, and President and co-founder of The Florida Glaucoma Society.

Joining Bascom Palmer in 1997, Greenfield became the only glaucoma specialist in the Palm Beach office, playing an integral role in the development of the then-new practice and its glaucoma services. Under his leadership, the glaucoma service has grown to include a team of three full-time glaucoma clinicians, a Ph.D. vision scientist, dedicated glaucoma study coordinator, and multiple U.S. and overseas clinical and research fellows. Greenfield oversees all clinical, educational, and scientific aspects of glaucoma diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, a 50,000-square-foot satellite facility with medical, surgical and research centers on a seven-acre campus.

Greenfield received the 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award and serves on the editorial boards of numerous leading ophthalmology journals. He has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1999, and has published more than 225 original scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters. He has trained numerous clinical and research fellows, many of whom hold distinguished academic positions worldwide.

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