2014 Founders’ Award: Dr. Sonia Yoo

Currently professor of ophthalmology with a joint appointment in biomedical engineering and associate medical director at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Yoo received her BA at Stanford University and her MD at Case Western Reserve University. She completed her residency and fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, in 1998.

Dr. Yoo serves as the incoming program chair of the Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and serves on the Academy’s Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum Refractive Management / Intervention Panel for refractive surgery. She is a board member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and is on the board of directors for the Cornea Society.

She is a reviewer for numerous journals, including the Archives of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging, Cornea, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Journal of Refractive Surgery, Eye, British Journal of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmology. Additionally, she serves on the boards of the Cornea Society, the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging.