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HAIK ELECTED TO GOVERNING BOARD OF WORLD’S LARGEST ORGANIZATION OF SURGEONS
Memphis, Tennessee (November 22, 2004) – Barrett G. Haik, MD, FACS, Hamilton Professor in Ophthalmology and chair of the University of Tennessee Department of Ophthalmology, was elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This is the governing board for the world's largest organization of surgeons, and he will initially serve a three-year term.
A Fellow since 1984, Dr. Haik has served as the American Ophthalmological Association’s representative to the ACS Board of Governors since 2000. He also served the ACS as chair of the Advisory Council for Ophthalmic Surgery (2002-2004) and as a member of the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems (1999-2004).
Professionally, Dr. Haik is a member of the National
Advisory Eye Council and serves on the Board of Trustees of the
As chair of the UT Department of Ophthalmology, Dr.
Haik heads up the Hamilton Eye Institute, the only university eye center
providing an advanced level of vision care within a 200-mile radius of
Dean of the UT College of Medicine, Henry G. Herrod, MD, commented, “A seat on the Board of Regents is a prestigious post. It is a highly visible national leadership position, and we are proud to have someone of Dr. Haik’s caliber on faculty.”
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