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New Director of Refractive Surgery and Medical Director of the Magill Vision Center

I am pleased to announce the appointment of George O. Waring IV, M.D. as Director of Refractive Surgery, Medical Director of the Magill Vision Center, and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Storm Eye Institute effective January 15, 2012.

George O. Waring IV is a corneal and refractive surgeon who has rapidly established himself as a leader in his field. Dr. Waring has over 75 scientific publications, abstracts and presentations to his credit on corneal, refractive and lens surgery. He was the recipient of the National Rabb-Venable Award for excellence in ophthalmic research. He has served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Emory University School of Medicine, and a Staff Ophthalmologist at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Waring is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is the World Surgical Monitor for AcuFocus, Inc., teaching ophthalmic surgeons worldwide advanced techniques in the surgical correction of presbyopia. He serves on multiple advisory boards, and chairs the scientific advisory board of the current FDA clinical trial on collagen crosslinking for the treatment of keratoconus.  Dr. Waring IV is a founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons and was selected as one of 10 founding members of the prestigious Vanguard Ophthalmology society to recognize future leaders in Ophthalmology. Other professional memberships include the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Cornea Society. George O. Waring IV serves as the Director for the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology Laser Refractive Surgery Course.

He is also a regular reviewer for multiple peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Refractive Surgery, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Cornea. He serves as Section Editor for the columns in Ophthalmology Times and Advanced Ocular Care, and Senior Editor for the Refractive Surgery section of Pearls in Ophthalmology. He is active in clinical research, and is Medical Director of Ophthalmology at the St. Joseph’s Translational Research Institute in Atlanta, GA. He has performed surgery, taught new surgical procedures and delivered invited lectures on four continents.

Dr. Waring completed a dual degree in Economics and Ecology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, followed by his Doctor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. He served as Administrative Chief Resident of Ophthalmology at the State University of New York (SUNY), where he was the first resident to be named Resident Physician of the Year by the faculty two years in a row. He received the distinguished Award for Outstanding Service to SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and was elected to represent over 900 residents institutionally as Resident Chairman of Graduate Medical Education. He completed his sub-specialty fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery under the mentorship of Daniel S. Durrie, M.D. in Overland Park, KS.

The appointment of Dr. Waring strengthens the cornea service and strengthens the fellowship experience here at Storm which recently announced the appointment of Luis Fernandez De Castro, MD as our first corneal fellow.  I would like you to join me in congratulating Dr. Waring and welcoming him to Storm Eye.

Lucian V Del Priore, M.D., Ph.D.
Pierre Gautier Jenkins Professor
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina
Director, Storm Eye Institute


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