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A. Edward Maumenee Professorship in Ophthalmology

MaumeneeEdwardA. EDWARD MAUMENEE, an international leader in the prevention and cure of blindness, for many years headed the Wilmer Eye Institute and was the William Holland Wilmer Professor of Ophthalmology. He received scores of professional awards, including the 1970 Lucian Howe Gold Medal from the American Medical Association. Dr. Maumenee died in 1997.

MosherMargaretMARGARET C. MOSHER, who died in 2002, was a businesswoman and philanthropist from Santa Barbara, California. She was a member of the Wilmer Eye Institute Advisory Council with many ties to the institute. In addition to the establishment of the Margaret C. Mosher Professorship in Ophthalmology by her estate in 2002, she also provided generous support for the A. Edward Maumenee Professorship and a chair honoring Hopkins ophthalmologist Walter J. Stark for his corneal research. In 1998, she created the Walter J. Stark Corneal Research Fund. Her estate initiated the Walter J. Stark, M.D. and Margaret C. Mosher Center for Cataract and Corneal Diseases. The widow of Samuel B. Mosher, founder of Signal Oil and Gas Company (later AlliedSignal, Inc.), Mrs. Mosher served on the board of the Signal Companies and was president of the Samuel B. Mosher Foundation.

Walter J. Stark Chair in Ophthalmology

The Johns Hopkinns Hospital The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine The Wilmer Institute at Greenspring Station 10753 Falls Road Suite 455 Pavilion II Lutherville MD 21093 410-583-2802 410-583-2842f

WALTER J. STARK, MD, joined the faculty at Wilmer in 1973 and was appointed professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins and director of the Corneal and Cataract Services of Wilmer in 1982. His distinguished professional career spans more than 30 years of service and accomplishment. Dr. Stark is an internationally recognized leader in the area of corneal transplantation, use of the excimer laser, and intraocular lens implantation for rehabilitation of patients with visual disability. In 2004, Dr. Stark was honored at the dedication and naming of the Walter J. Stark, M.D., and Margaret C. Mosher Center for Cataract and Corneal Diseases. The center was made possible through the generous donation of his long-time friend and former patient, the late Margaret C. Mosher. He is a senior honor award recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Formerly, the medical director of the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland and formerly the director of the Medical Board of Directors at Tissue Banks International, Dr. Stark was instrumental in the development of both organizations.

Dr. Stark holds both the Boone Pickens Professorship in Ophthalmology and the Walter J. Stark Chair in Ophthalmology. Dr. Stark retired in December 2015.