Oscar A. Candia, MD, Receives High Honor As 2009 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Fellow

Dr. Candia, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, was recognized for his accomplishments, leadership, and contributions to ARVO.

New York, NY
 – May 15, 2009 /Press Release/  –– 

Oscar A. Candia, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, was among the group of members recognized for their accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Dr. Candia will be officially inducted at the Association’s Annual Meeting this May.

Dr. Candia arrived at Mount Sinai in 1968. He was hired by Dr. Irving Leopold, the first Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai. Dr. Candia’s current clinical interest is in glaucoma and lens accommodation. He has served as Associate Editor of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, and on the editorial boards of Current Eye Research, American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology, and Experimental Biology and Medicine.

Dr. Candia is being inaugurated with this year’s class of distinguished Fellows as an ARVO Fellow and Gold Medal Recipient. This honor is bestowed on those who serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research. This includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide.

About The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest eye and vision research organization in the world. Members include some 12,500 eye and vision researchers from over 73 countries. The Association encourages and assists research, training, publication and dissemination of knowledge in vision and ophthalmology.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 50,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic-science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants.