PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY & STRABISMUS UPDATE - LETSON VISITING PROFESSOR
Dr. Jane Edmond is the Director of the Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute and Professor and Inaugural Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.
She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
Dr. Edmond’s alma mater is the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with honors in 1981. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. She went on to get her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and graduated in 1985. While she attended medical school, she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.
Dr. Edmond started her residency in Ophthalmology at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX in 1989. Furthermore, she completed two fellowships: one in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics (1990) and one in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine (2006).
She was faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX from 1991 to 1997. From 1997 to 2003 she was faculty at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Scheie Eye Institute, and Wills Eye Institute, all in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Texas called her and her family back though and in 2003 she resumed her faculty appointment again at Baylor and Texas Children’s.
Dr. Edmond is a nationally known expert and educator and she serves on many professional committees. She has served the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) as a Trustee at Large, she has been on their Board of Trustees, Chair for the Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist/MOCEC Committee, Chair for the Awards Committee, and as a Chair for the Membership Advisory Committee. Additionally, Dr. Edmond is a Consultant for AAO’s Basic and Clinical Science Course Committee (Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus).
For the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) she served as the Director at Large of the Board of Directors, Councilor to the AAO, sits on the Journal Editorial Board, and serves as Vice President-Elect and soon to be President.
She is also an active member of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, the Austin Society of Ophthalmology and the Travis Country Medical Society.