Welcome to American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists (AAOOP)!
The American Association of Ophthalmic Pathologists is a professional association of medical doctors who practice, teach and or engage in research in ophthalmic pathology. The membership of the AAOP includes board-certified academic ophthalmologists and pathologists as well as individuals certified in both specialties. All are qualified by additional sub-specialty fellowship training in ophthalmic pathology.
Lorenz Zimmerman, MD
Dear Members of the AAOOP: It is with great sadness that I’m letting you know that Lorenz Zimmerman, MD, a giant in ophthalmic pathology, has passed away. He died over the weekend. Dr. Zimmerman is well known to all of us as the father of modern ophthalmic pathology. He has directly or indirectly trained many of us. He made numerous seminal contributions to ophthalmology and pathology. He was a friend to many and a great mentor. He is survived by his beloved wife, Stasch, as well as children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. At this time, let us keep Dr. Zimmerman’s family in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Hans E. Grossniklaus MD, MBA President, AAOOP
Jean Campbell, Leading Ophthalmic Pathologist
Jean Campbell, MB ChB, died Sept. 23, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. She was 77. A long-time member of the Mayo Clinic faculty, Dr. Campbell was awarded the Mayo Foundation’s Vernon F. and Earline D. Dale professorship for distinguished service in 1994. In 2010, the American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists awarded her the Zimmerman Gold Medal, presented at the Academy’s Joint Meeting in Chicago.