2013 Presidential Recognition Award: Dr. George Beiko

George H H Beiko is a medical graduate of Oxford University and completed his ophthalmology specialty training at Queens University in Canada. After completing his residency, he worked for one year at the St. John Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem. He is a founding member of the International Society for Intraocular Lens Safety (ISILS).

Dr. Beiko has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and also authored 12 book chapters. He has given over 500 scientific presentations at meetings throughout the world. He has been awarded three best papers of session awards at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting, one best poster award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, one Best Paper of Session (Cataract) award at the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology-AAO Joint Meeting and the Best Original Paper in Cataract Surgery award at the AAO Joint Meeting in 2010.

Dr. Beiko has been named to 40 visiting professor/guest lectureships. He is on the review panel or editorial board of 20 ophthalmology journals. His honors include being elected to membership in the International Intraocular Implant Club, being named one of the “Premier Surgeons” of North America (which numbers 250 surgeons) and being made an officer of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem by Her Majesty the Queen of England. He is the past Canadian Hospitaller for the St. John’s Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem. Recently, Dr. Beiko was honored with the Gold Medal by the Indian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and an Achievement award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Beiko is an assistant clinical professor at McMaster University and a lecturer at the University of Toronto.