Kellogg Eye Center director earns Heed Award
The 2019 Heed-Gutman Award was presented to Paul P. Lee, M.D., J.D., the F. Bruce Fralick Professor and chair of the U-M Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. A glaucoma specialist, Lee serves as the director of the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center.
Each year, a former Heed Fellow is selected to receive the prestigious Heed Award from the Society of Heed Fellows. The award was presented Oct. 12 during the Heed Luncheon at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.
The recipient is honored for their distinguished leadership, original discoveries and investigations and contributions to ophthalmology as an educator and clinician.
Lee has served in several leadership capabilities in ophthalmology, including past responsibilities as director and chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology, chair of the ARVO Foundation, an at-large member of the board of trustees of AAO, a board member of Prevent Blindness America, a board member of the American Glaucoma Society and co-chair of the American Medical Association-AAO Consortium Task Force for Eye Care Quality Indicators.
He has been a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and WHO, as well as RAND.
He currently serves as the president of NAEVR/AEVR and is on the board of advisors for the Hoskins Center on Patient Safety and Quality for the Foundation of the AAO. In addition, Lee serves on the board of directors of the Society of Heed Fellow, and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.
Lee has published more than 270 papers on glaucoma and eye care delivery in general, particularly on understanding and improving eye and health care.