Dr. Seymour Brownstein has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS).
The Lifetime Achievement Award honours members who have made significant contributions to eye and vision care during their lifelong career in medicine. The Board of Directors of the COS was unanimous in its decision that Dr. Brownstein be chosen for the award.
Dr. Brownstein is a professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Laboratory Medicine (Pathology) at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, and an ophthalmologist at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. He is considered an international authority on the subject of ocular pathology, a field studying the impact of disease on the function of the eye.
Dr. Brownstein’s research on ocular disease through the examination of eye tissue has led to his over 210 peer-reviewed scientific publications and over 700 presentations at academic meetings worldwide. His research interests have profound clinical implications, notably the development of a technique to arrest the development of conjunctival melanoma.
The COS represents eye physicians and surgeons across Canada, and is the national public voice for ophthalmology and the recognized authority on eye and vision care. They have been presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award since 2006.
Dr. Brownstein will receive his award on June 16th during the annual meeting of the COS in Montréal.