Dr. John Clarkson received the Lucien Howe Medal for distinguished service in ophthalmology at the May meeting of the American Ophthalmological Society. The medal, first awarded in 1922, is one of the highest honors in the field of ophthalmology and has been given to only 80 ophthalmologists.
Clarkson, who moved to Charlotte in 2007, is executive director and CEO of the American Board of Ophthalmology and dean emeritus at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami.
In presenting the award, society representative Dr. George Bartley said Clarkson has “touched thousands of lives: medical students, residents, fellows, faculty and staff … and of course, his patients. The ripple effect of his work is almost incalculable. And our specialty has benefited both directly and indirectly from his service.” Karen Garloch