2013 Presidential Recognition Award: Dr. William Fishkind

William J Fishkind MD FACS is a clinical professor at the University of Utah and the University of Arizona. He is the director of the Fishkind, Bakewell and Maltzman Eye Care and Surgery Center in Tucson, Arizona. He attained his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and ophthalmology. He completed an ophthalmology residency at a combined program of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Hospital and Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Fishkind is a fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the program committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and has served as chairman of the ASCRS Film Festival. He is chairman of the cataract section of the Annual Meeting Program Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is past president, and president emeritus, of the Outpatient Ophthalmology Surgery Society.

Presently, Dr. Fishkind practices in Tucson, Arizona, but travels extensively, teaching both nationally and internationally. He has been a visiting professor at many universities and given many scientific presentations. He has edited a textbook, Complications in Phacoemulsification: Avoidance, Recognition, and Management,published by Thieme Publications in New York City. Additionally, he has authored many articles as well as book chapters on phacoemulsification and IOL implantation.