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Mieler William F.

William F Mieler, MD is the Cless Family Professor of Ophthalmology, in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL.  He also serves as the Vice-Chairman of Faculty Affairs, Director of Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellowship Training, Director of Ocular Oncology, and is a UIC Distinguished Professor

Dr. Mieler has authored or co-authored 370 scientific papers, 110 book chapters, and 8 textbooks, including most recently The Retina Atlas, 2nd edition (2017), and Macular Surgery (2020), and Clinical Cases in Medical Retina (mid-2024).  Additionally, a 3rd edition of The Retina Atlas is planned for 2024.  He has served on the Editorial Board of Archives of Ophthalmology, RETINA, Current Eye Research, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of The Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology.

He has served the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) as a Board Director (1998-2005), Chairman of the Board (2005), as Associate Executive Director (2006), and as Emeritus Director (2006-present). Dr. Mieler is also the past President of the Macula Society (2003-04), and he received the Gass Medal (2013). He has served on the Executive Committee of the Retina Society, and has been the Chair of the Fellow Grant Award Committee (2005-16).  From the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), he has received the Crystal Apple award (2005), and was named recipient of the Founders Award (2011).  In the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS), he has served as a member of the Council (2018-23), and Chair of the Council (2022-23).

Dr. Mieler has served on the ARVO Board of Trustees (2010-16), representing the Retina section, and was President of ARVO (2014-15).  He received the Distinguished Service Award from ARVO (2016).  From the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Dr Mieler has received the Life Achievement Honor Award (2011), and the Secretariat Award (2016).  Most recently, he served on the AAO Board of Trustees (2017-20), and was a member of the Executive Committee on the Board of Trustees (2020).

Dr Mieler has been named as a Best Doctor in America (1995-2023), Top Doctor in Chicago (2006-23), America’s Top Cancer Doctors in Chicago (2013-23), and Top Doctor in Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical (2008-2023).

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