2013 22nd Annual Richard C. Troutman MD DSC (HON) Prize: Dr. David Smadja

Dr. David Smadja graduated from medical school in Paris, France. After completion of his residency at Bordeaux Hospital University, his interests were brought to the cornea and to refractive surgery, and he completed a clinical fellowship in anterior segment and refractive surgery under the supervision of Professor Joseph Colin at Bordeaux Hospital University.

Subsequently, he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the Cole Eye Institute of the Cleveland Clinic under the supervision of Dr. Ronald R Krueger from 2010 to 2011. After completion of his research fellowship, he returned to France and graduated from the European Board of Ophthalmology.

Some of his awards include the Best Paper award and the Poster of Interest in refractive surgery at the 2013 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Smadja is a reviewer for several international ophthalmology journals, and his research interests are focused on corneal imaging and keratoconus detection, new developments in excimer and femtosecond technologies and wavefront and IOLs.

He currently holds a faculty position in the refractive surgery department at the Bordeaux Hospital University and is also working for the French National Reference Center for Keratoconus, where he is involved in several research projects.