The Marshall M. Parks M.D. Medal is awarded to an individual, group or entity that has made a monumental contribution to Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Recognized as a founder of pediatric ophthalmology, Dr. Marshall M. Parks dedicated his life to improving vision care for children. No contemporary physician has had a greater impact on pediatric ophthalmology. A prolific writer, respected lecturer, and dedicated teacher, and as the founder of the Costenbader Society, Parks trained more than 160 of the world’s leading pediatric ophthalmologists.
An individual, group, or entity that has made noteworthy contribution(s) to the world of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus will be eligible to receive a Marshall M. Parks Medal from the Children’s Eye Foundation, which was founded by Dr. Parks. Such contributions may involve basic research, clinical research, clinical care, educational activities, organizational activities, public health, or resource contributions.
The prize pays tribute to the extraordinary legacy of the Children’s Eye Foundation founder, whose lifelong quest was expert eye care for children, the elimination of preventable blindness in them and continuous innovation in the care of strabismus.