Andrew G. Lee, MD, Delivers 16th Williford Lecture

Dr. Andrew Lee
Dr. Williford (left) presents the award to Dr. Lee

On October 24, 2013, the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Ophthalmology in Memphis, Tennessee, was honored to welcome the 16th Annual William N. Williford, MD, Distinguished Visiting Professor, acclaimed neuro-ophthalmology expert Andrew G. Lee, MD, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Lee presented an outstanding and engaging lecture, "5 Neuro-Op Diagnoses You Cannot Afford to Miss." In gratitude for his service, William N. Williford, MD, presented Dr. Lee with an etched glass award commemorating his visit. The following day, Dr. Lee presented two extremely informative and engaging lectures for our ophthalmology residents. Several faculty members attended these presentations, as well. We are indebted to Dr. Lee for his remarkable and enriching presentations and for his outstanding service as the Williford Professor.

This annual event is named for Dr. Williford, a highly regarded anterior segment and cataract surgeon and an alumnus of the UT Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Williford is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons, and he is a member of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine, the American Medical Association, and the Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology.