Richard P. Wilson, M.D.
Richard P. Wilson, M.D., is retired Professor of Ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He received his residency and fellowship training in glaucoma at Wills Eye Hospital and was Co-Director of the Glaucoma Service there and directed the glaucoma e-Medicine program. He is a past President of the American Glaucoma Society and was the Society’s Honoree in 2011. He serves the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Foundation where he is the Chair of the EyeCare America Glaucoma Program. He also served as Chairman of the Association of International Glaucoma Societies Committee on Glaucoma Society Organization. Professor Wilson has lectured nationally and internationally on emerging techniques of glaucoma therapy, with special emphasis on laser and cutting surgery, and pediatric glaucoma. He has contributed to over 80 research and review publications, edited 2 books, and was the editor of Mosby’s Yearbook of Ophthalmology from 1996 to 2002, as well as a reviewer for Archives of Ophthalmology, Archives of Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, JAMA, American Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the Journal of Glaucoma. At Wills, he has won the Golden Apple Award for best teacher awarded by the residency class of 1986, the Inaugural Richard P. Wilson Faculty Teaching Award by The International Society of Spaeth Fellows and The Wills Glaucoma Fellowship Program, 2005, and the Silver Tray Award by Wills Eye Institute for Lifetime Achievement and Contributions to Wills, 2008.