Ira Eliasoph Received the Mount Sinai Alumni Special Recognition Award

Ira Eliasoph (MSH '58) received the Mount Sinai Alumni Special Recognition Award on Friday, May 19, 2017.  




Chi-Chao Chan Honored at Foster Ocular Immunology Society Meeting

Chi-Chao Chan was the guest of honor and guest speaker at the Foster Society meeting on May 7, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the 19th immunologist so honored by the Society.




George Bohigian Received the St. Louis Ophthalmological Society Presidential Award

On April 20, 2017, George M Bohigian, MD,  received the Presidential Award from the St. Louis Ophthalmological Society, given "For distinguished contributions and service to the ophthalmic community local and world-wide." Dr.Bohigian is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, of the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.



Mark Mannis Received Claes H. Dohlman Society Award

Mark Mannis  received the 2017 Claes H. Dohlman Society Award, given to recognize a lifetime of excellence in the training of fellows in cornea, refractive surgery and external disease, and contributions to the profession, at the 2017 meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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V.K. Raju Inducted into the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences' Medical Missions Hall of Fame; also Won Gandhi Award


Congratulations to V. K. Raju, M.D. who was inducted into the UT Medical Missions Hall of Fame on April 1, 2017; view a video about this award here

V.K. received the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman Award at the House of Lords, London, England on October 9, 2014. He is the founder and medical director of Eye Foundation of America, 
which is dedicated to combating childhood blindness around the world. 


Cogan Members Publish Books

Cogan Society members V.K. Raju, Balder Gloor, Andrzej Grzybowski, and Mark Mannis have new books out in the past few months.  

V.K. Raju's book  Musings on Medicine, Myth, and History: India's Legacy, 2017, is published by the Eye Foundation of America (ISBN  978-0998518305; available from  



Balder Gloor's  Augenheilkunde von 1899 bis 1954 gelebt und gezeichnet:  der Nachlass von Dr. med. Arthur Gloor-Largiadèr in der Zentralbibliothek Solothurn, 2017 (ISBN 978-3-03754-097-8, published by EMH in Basel) is available from  


Mark J. Mannis and Edward J. Holland have recently published the fourth edition of the two-volume text, Cornea, 2016 (published by Elsevier; ISBN 978-0323357579, available from

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Andrzej Grzybowski and Piero Barboni also have edited a new book:  OCT in Central Nervous System Diseases:  The Eye as a Window to the Brain, 2016 (published by Springer; ISBN 978-3-319-24085-5).  


These books join David Reifler's Days of Ticho: Empire, Mandate, Medicine and Art in the Holy Land (Gefen, 2015); Jay Galst's The History of Ophthalmology - The Monographs : Ophthalmologia Optica & Visio in Nummis (Kugler, 2013); and Richard Keeler and Peter Leaver's Good News from Switzerland: A History of Retinal Reattachment Surgery (RSM Press, 2013) 


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