Pictured in the far right is his most recent award, given this year by the Greek Ophthalmological Society. In the midst of the COVID pandemic, the European Society of Retina Specialists Congress invited him to virtually deliver his keynote lecture on “Reconsidering Pachychoroid and What it Means” at EURETINA 2020. To the far left is his medal from the 103rd Doyne Medal Lecture at Oxford University in 2019, where he spoke about neovascular age-related macular degeneration. And in the center is his award from the Gass Lecture at the Snowmass Retina Meeting in February of 2019, an interactive ophthalmology conference where renowned faculty are invited to hold discussions and interact with the audience.
Dr. Richard Spaide was recently picked as one of the best doctors in New York by New York Magazine, one of the best physicians in the United States by “The Best Doctors in America”, and he received the Gass Award, a prestigious international accolade at the Macula Society meeting in Singapore in June 2017.
In July he won first prize in the Maculart meeting in Paris, which is a competition for medically themed artistic images and is awarded every two years. Dr. Spaide also won first prize in that competition in 2015. Dr. Spaide recently received a patent “Volume Analysis and Display of Information in Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography”.
In 2016 Dr. Spaide was awarded the Roger Johnson Memorial Award for Macular Degeneration Research from the University of Washington, which is given every two years to recognize outstanding contribution to the understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration by a clinician or basic science researcher working anywhere in the world. The Roger Johnson Award is one of the most prestigious awards in ophthalmology.
Dr. Richard Spaide lectured at the Yale Ophthalmology Spring Symposium/Alumni Day 2016. He spoke on Vascular Abnormalization with Periodic Antiangiogenic Therapy in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
Over the 45 year history of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale, scientific discovery and treatment options for the range of ocular diseases have evolved into a massive body of knowledge. The faculty presenters at this symposium are contemporary experts in focused ophthalmic disciplines including cornea and external disease, glaucoma and retina, and will describe vision-saving medical and surgical therapies now considered the gold standard. This year’s symposium explored updates in pediatric ophthalmology and adult retinal disorders, in addition to comprehensive offerings in glaucoma, cornea, and visual science.
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Richard F. Spaide, MD was the recipient of the 2016 Roger H. Johnson Award, which is given every two years by the University of Washington. The selection committee accepts nominations of clinicians and scientists throughout the world for this highly esteemed recognition. According to the committee, “The successful candidate will be the nominee who is deemed by the selection committee to have made the most significant contribution to our understand of the pathogenesis or treatment of AMD.”