Keith Carter, MD, began his term as president-elect of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) on Jan. 1, following his election by the AAO membership of eye physicians and surgeons. Carter is professor and head of the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the Lillian C. O’Brien and Dr. C.S. O’Brien Chair in Ophthalmology.
“I am deeply honored to serve as president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology,” Carter says. “I and all of my fellow AAO members are fully committed to advancing the academy’s mission of preserving vision and preventing blindness for all the patients we serve.”
A specialist in oculoplastic surgery, his research interests include Grave’s eye disease, inflammatory orbital disease, anophthalmic socket reconstruction, and predictive factors for eyelid reconstruction.
Carter will also serve as 2017 president of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.