Friends and colleagues salute the career and contributions of Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD, MMS, the HJ Smead Professor Emeritus and director of the Ophthalmic Innovation Program. Dr. Blumenkranz was the recipient of the OIS Lifetime Innovator Award at the OIS@ASRS meeting in Boston.
In this tribute, Dr. Blumenkranz is credited for his ground-breaking contributions inside and outside of the clinic, including his establishment of the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford where he served as founding director from 2010 until 2015.
Over his distinguished career he’s been a principal part of the founding of several exciting start-ups including Adverum, Digisight, Macusight, Oculeve, Oculex, Optimedica, and Peak Surgical.
He’s also the principal of Lagunita Biosciences, a seed-stage investor in start-ups.
Congratulations and thank you to Dr. Blumenkranz for your contributions to ophthalmology and OIS.