Chicago Ophthalmology Society Beem Fisher Award

Each year the Chicago Ophthalmological Society (COS) solicits papers from area residents. The resident who submits the paper deemed to be best in terms of research techniques, writing quality, and clinical or scientific relevance is awarded the Beem-Fisher Award.


Year Name Presentation


Jonathan Noguchi, MD The herbal flavonol kaempferol protects retinal cells and function against phototoxicity in vitro and in vivo 
Gregory Fu, MD  Detection of the Purkinje shift with the rapid dark adaptation test: age and vision correlates


Madeline Ripa, MD  The Role of Multisystem Disease in Composition of Autologous Serum Tears and Ocular Surface Symptom Improvement

Kimberly Estes, MD

Effects of Corrective Strabismus Surgery on Social Anxiety and Self-consciousness in Adults

2018 Paul Park, MD "Paeonifliorin Protects Against Retinal Photoreceptor Degeneration in a Mouse Model of Light-induced Retinal Injury"
2017 Jordan Thompson, MD "A multicenter study evaluating the risk factors and outcomes of repeat descemet's stripping endothelial kearatoplasty (DSEK)"
Mackenzie Sward, MD "Lax eyelid syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea and ocular surface inflammation"
2015 Michael Nolan, MD "Progress Toward Development and Evaluation of a Standardized Approach to Cataract Surgery Skill Evaluation."
2014 Lindsay Ambrecht, MD "Protected Retinal Function by Sulforaphane on Retinal Ischemic Injury"
Dianna Tamboli, MD "Retinoblastoma: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Dataset Evaluation for Treatment Patterns, Survival, and Second Malignant Neoplasms"
2012 Samir Vira, MD “Textural Interface Opacity after Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK): A report of 30 cases and possible etiology”
Anita Vin, MD “Omental Stromal Cell Transplantation For The Management Of Corneal Alkali Burn Injury In A Rat Model”
Hajirah Saeed, MD The Association Between Diabetes Mellitus and Primary Open Angle Glaucoma”
2011 Maylon Hsu, MD "Indications and Outcomes of Amniotic Membranes in Acute Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis"
Matthew J. Welch, MD "Attitudes and Perspectives on Ophthalmology Resident Training: The APORT Study Series Pilot Study"
2006 Derrick Montgomery, MD "Scotopic Pupil Size and the Level of Pre-operative Myopia as they Relate to the Starburst Phenomenon following Laser Vision Correction"
2005 Christina Delany, MD "In vitro study of the efficacy of chlorhexidine in the management of infectious keratitis"
Rukhsana Mirza, MD "The role of lamellar dissection if fibrin glue secured conjunctival limbal autografts (CLAU) in a rabbit model"
2004 Ahsan Khan, MD "Microbial Cultures of the Microkeratome Blade Immediately Following Flap Construction in Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis"
Jared Nielsen, MD "Effect of Neurotrophic Growth Factors on Porcine Retinal Stem Cell Proliferation in Vitro"