History and Milestones

The American Association of Ophthalmic Pathologists was incorporated in 1976. Its aims included the establishment of competency within the specialty and to promote training and research in Ophthalmic Pathology.


1976 Certificate of Incorporation of Society

Steering Committee That Founded AAOP

  • Morton E. Smith (Chairman)
  • Daniel M. Albert
  • J. Jean Campbell
  • David G. Cogan
  • Robert Y. Foos
  • W. Richard Green
  • Gordon K. Klintworth
  • Barbara W. Streeten
  • Myron Yanoff
  • Lorenz E. Zimmerman


Incorporators of AAOP

  • Morton E. Smith
  • Robert Y. Foos
  • Lorenz E. Zimmerman
  • First Officers of AAOP
  • Morton E. Smith (President)
  • Myron Yanoff (President Elect)
  • R. Jean Campbell (Secretary-Treasurer)
  • Daniel M. Albert (Board Member at large)
  • Robert Y. Foos (Board Member at large)
  • W. Richard Green (Board Member at large)
  • Barbara W. Streeten (Board Member at large)
  • Lorenz E. Zimmerman (Board Member at large)

Since 1980 annual meetings have taken place prior to the meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.