Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Scientific Contribution Award.
WIO President Mildred M.G. Olivier, MD and Summer Symposium Program Chair Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD, cited Hartnett’s “ extraordinary leadership and dedication to ophthalmology" and described her as “the perfect representation of such a prestigious award.” She will accept the award during the 2014 WIO Summer Symposium, August 7-10, 2014, in Leesburg, Virginia.
Hartnett is a Doctor of Ophthalmology with a practice at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. She is a Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah Departments of Neurobiology and Anatomy and Department of Pediatrics. As a vitreoretinal surgeon, she treats and manages adult and pediatric retinal cases. Her clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical diseases, including retinopathy of prematurity, or abnormal blood vessel development in the eye of a premature baby; pediatric vitreoretinopathies; trauma; retinal detachments; and diabetic eye disease. She also has a special interest in age-related macular degeneration.
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