Edward J. Holland, M.D. PhD

Cincinnati, USA

Edward J. Holland, M.D. is the Director of Cornea Services at Cincinnati Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati. He attended the Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and trained in Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Holland completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease at the University of Iowa, and a second fellowship in ocular immunology at the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He returned to serve as Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Holland was promoted to the position of Professor and was granted the Elias Potter Lyon Chair in Ophthalmology. He also served as President of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Holland served as the President for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery from 2011-2012.  He was a member of the Executive Committee and now serves as the Program Chair.  Dr. Holland was a former member of the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  He served on numerous committees and as the Secretariat of the Annual Meeting for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Holland was awarded the Life Achievement Honor Award at the 2012 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. He served as the Chair of the Eye Bank Association and was the former Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for the Eye Bank Association of America. He is the past President of the Cornea Society and was on its Board of Directors. 

In addition, Dr. Holland has received numerous national and international awards including the Castroviejo Award from the Cornea Society in 2013, the Senior Achievement Award and The Honor Award and Life Achievement Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was awarded the Binkhorst Medal by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2008, was a recipient of the 2002 Paton Society Award given by the Eye Bank Association of America and was awarded the Asian Cornea Foundation Medal of Honor in 2016.

Dr. Holland has published extensively in both basic and clinical research and is the author of over 270 articles in peer review journals. He was the co-principal investigator of the Cornea Donor Study, the largest clinical trial ever conducted in the field of cornea. He has co-edited four editions of Cornea, the most widely read textbook on corneal disease and surgery.

As the Director of Cornea Services at the Cincinnati Eye Institute and Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Holland has attracted worldwide referrals for medical and surgical corneal problems and for stem cell transplantation. His team at CEI/University of Cincinnati has the largest Ocular Surface Transplant Program in the world.  His clinical interests include Corneal Transplantation, Ocular Surface Transplantation, Ocular Trauma and Cataract Surgery.

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