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UI Ophthalmologist Named Chair of American Board of Ophthalmology

Wallace Lee Alward, MD, professor and vice chair of the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, will serve as chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) in 2012.

Alward, who holds the Frederick C. Blodi Chair in Ophthalmology and directs the Glaucoma Service at UI Hospitals and Clinics, has served on the ABO board of directors since 2006 and was vice chair in 2011. His term on the board of directors expires in 2014.

Founded in 1916, the ABO is the nation's oldest medical specialty certifying board, responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States.