Dr. John Cropsey has been recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for his work in Africa. The full write up from the Academy can be found on their website.

“The Academy’s Board of Trustees and Senior Ophthalmologist Committee is proud to announce the inaugural 2014 recipient of the Artemis Award: John M. Cropsey, MD; nominated by Wills Eye Institute.”

Dr. Cropsey was nominated for his dedication to serving the needs of the poor and underserved. He has done so while sacrificing the lifestyle that most of us (and our families) take for granted. He faces often unimaginable daily challenges with a positive and compassionate attitude that has been contagious to the Wills residents who have had the chance to volunteer beside him.

About the Award
First awarded in 2014, the Artemis Award recognizes a young ophthalmologist Academy member who has demonstrated caring and service of an exemplary degree to his/ her patients. The Greek goddess Artemis was the protector and nurturer of the vulnerable and suffering. The Artemis Award is intended to acknowledge behavior above and beyond what is required or expected. Examples of such contributions include outreach to seniors; focused efforts to address health care disparities; initiation of educational programs geared to patients; or design of community-based programs which emphasize compassion and quality care. Such actions are not limited geographically.