Pitt's Vice Chair for Medical and Resident Education, Evan Waxman, is the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education for 2017, an annual honor given by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Waxman is an associate professor of ophthalmology at Pitt. He is also the director of the UPMC Eye Center, of comprehensive eye services and of inpatient consult services at UPMC.
The award celebrates the critical role of the medical student education director. Waxman will be recognized and deliver a speech at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology in Austin, Texas.