The Benjamin F. Boyd Humanitarian Medal

The Power of the Pan-American Network
The Benjamin F. Boyd Humanitarian Medal for Services to the Americas was established in 1987 to acknowledge individuals who have extended singular and significant service to the people of the Americas through ophthalmological service and blindness prevention activities, public services related to the advancement of ophthalmology or blindness prevention, or such other service activities.

List of Historical Recipients

2017 Lima, Peru Van C. Lansing, MD
2015 Bogotá, Colombia Michael W. Brennan MD
(Curso de Liderazgo) Zelia Correa MD
2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Juan Verdaguer Taradella MD
2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina Mildred M.G. Olivier MD (USA)
(The Haiti Relief Program) Natalio Izquierdo MD (Puerto Rico)
Richard K. Lee MD (USA)
Stephanie Jones Marioneaux MD (USA)
Michael W. Brennan, MD (USA)
Mr. Nelson R.A. Marques (Brazil)
2009 San Francisco, California H. Dunbar Hoskins MD (USA)
2007 Cancún, Mexico Mr. David E.I. Pyott (USA-Scotland)
2006 São Paulo, Brazil Mr. T.R.G. Sear (USA-England)
2005 Santiago, Chile Rafael Cortez MD (Venezuela)
2003 San Juan, Puerto Rico Francisco Martínez Castro, MD (Mexico)
2001 Buenos Aires,Argentina Alice R. McPherson, MD (USA)
1999 Orlando, Florida Alvaro Rodriguez G., MD (Colombia)
1997 Cancún, México Stephen J. Ryan, MD (USA)
1995 Quito, Ecuador Carlos Arieta, MD (Brazil)
1993 Caracas, Venezuela Carl Kupfer, MD (USA)
1991 Anaheim, California Bradley R. Straatsma, MD (USA)
1989 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Francisco Contreras, MD (Peru)
Newton Kara José, MD (Brazil)
1987 Sto. Domingo, Domican Rep. Benjamín F. Boyd, MD (Panama)