Alson E. Braley Lecture

The Braley Lecture was started in 1981 with a generous gift from Dr. Clifford Hendricks, a former resident under Dr. Braley, and a grateful and loyal supporter of the Department who practiced ophthalmology throughout his career in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Braley Lecture has been given yearly since 1981 as a tribute to Dr. Braley who during his tenure as professor and head of the Department of Ophthalmology played a pivotal role in the education and training of many young physicians.

Dr. Braley was professor and head of the Department of Ophthalmology from 1950 to 1966

A. E. Braley

The Braley Lecturers

  • 1981
    • Frederick A. Jakobiec, MD
  • 1982 
    • Gunter K. von Noorden, MD
  • 1983 
    • Richard O. Schultz, MD
  • 1984 
    • Donald J. Doughman, MD
  • 1985 
    • Thomas C. Burton, MD
  • 1986 
    • Bruce E. Spivey, MD
  • 1987 
    • Robert C. Watzke, MD
  • 1988 
    • Frederick C. Blodi, MD
  • 1989 
    • Melvin L. Rubin, M.D
  • 1990 
    • Marshall M. Parks, MD
  • 1991 
    • Ronald E. Smith, MD
  • 1993 
    • Morton E. Smith, MD
  • 1994 
    • Michael A. Kass, MD
  • 1995 
    • Alan S. Crandall, MD
  • 1996 
    • Dan B. Jones, MD
  • 1997 
    • Peter J. McDonnell, MD
  • 1998 
    • Monte A. Del Monte, MD
  • 1999 
    • John L. Wobig, MD
  • 2000 
    • Richard K. Parrish, MD
  • 2001 
    • Kirk Packo, MD
  • 2002 
    • William E. Scott, MD
  • 2003 ​
    • Sohan Singh Hayreh, MD, PhD, FRCS, DSc, FRC Ophth​
  • 2004  
    • James G. Diamond, MD
  • 2005
    • Jay H. Krachmer, MD
  • 2006 
    • Henry J. Kaplan, MD
  • 2007 
    • Maarten P. Mourits, MD, PhD ​
    • Gerrit R. J. Melles, MD, PhD 
  • 2009
    • Valerie A. Purvin, M.D.
  • 2010
    • Albert M. Maguire, M.D.
  • 2011
    • Paul P. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2012
    • William F. Mieler, M.D.
  • 2013
    • Lawrence J. Singerman, MD, FACS, FICS
  • 2014
    • Norman A. Zabriskie, MD
  • 2015
    • Kathleen Digre, MD
  • 2016
    • Bruce E. Spivey, MD, MS, MEd
  • 2017
    • Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD
  • 2018
    • David T. Tse, MD, FACS