40th Annual Spaeth Oration

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Thoughts on Developing
Personalized Care, Ocular Gene Therapy
and the Translational Pathway

Director, National Eye Institute 
National Institutes of Health

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South ...

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36th Annual E B Spaeth Oration January 24, 2013 Gallery

EB Spaeth Oration – January 24, 2013

The E.B. Spaeth Oration lecture and dinner was held on January 24. 2013 at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia. Dr. Joan O’Brien, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was the featured speaker this year. Her topic “Genetics of Uveal Melanoma” was a masterpiece, graphically showing how cells grow and how never treatments may prevent or cure cancer.

This was the ...

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Dr. Spaeth’s Career Honored by Jefferson Medical College

Dr. George Spaeth was awarded Jefferson Medical College’s Career Educator Award at a ceremony at the Union League of Philadelphia on May 2, 2012. This award is granted to faculty members of Jefferson who have made outstanding contributions to education in academic medicine within their institution and to education in their field over their career. Dr. Spaeth certainly fits the bill, having worked tirelessly in his field since graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1959, and also having been a ...

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Change is closely related to learning new knowledge

By: Dr. George Spaeth

Change is closely related to learning new knowledge and then acting differently on the basis of knowing something not known before. “Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” (Shakespeare) Change also occurs as a result of randomness – or seeming randomness. Consider the following possibility: On my way to work another commuter rushing to “make the light” crashes into the driver’s side of my car, crushing me, killing me, and altering not just my life ...

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The Glaucoma Service Foundation reaches out to Middle Schoolers to teach about eyes and eye care

Dr. George Spaeth volunteered to speak to students at Cook-Wissahickon elementary school on April 20, 2012. Addressing the 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 8th grades, Dr. Spaeth spoke about how the eye works, common eye diseases, and ways that the children could solve problems in their own lives. The children were particularly interested in a story that Dr. Spaeth told about an experience he had as a medical student.

While a student, Dr. Spaeth helped discover that a B vitamin deficiency was ...

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