M. Gilbert Grand, MD, has been elected president of The Macula Society.
A clinical professor of ophthalmology at Washington University School of Medicine for 35 years, Grand specializes in diseases of the retina, macula and vitreous with The Retina Institute of St. Louis. He was named the new president of the society at the group’s annual meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.
A graduate of Tufts University and Yale University School of Medicine, Grand came to Washington University in 1972 as a resident in ophthalmology and later completed a retina fellowship here.
In addition to the Macula Society, Grand is active in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Retina Society, the St. Louis Ophthalmological Society, the American Ophthalmological Society and the American Society of Retina Specialists.
Founded in 1977, The Macula Society is a forum for new research in retinal vascular and macular diseases. Its 444 members are internationally recognized specialists in the diagnosis and management of vitreo-retinal diseases. At the 2015 meeting, Grand presented his most recent research, on vitreo-retinal surgery in patients taking anticoagulant drugs that reduce the ability of the blood to clot.
At the School of Medicine, Grand is a past recipient of the Dr. Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence, the Alumni Faculty Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award in ophthalmology.