Dr. Peter Netland
Dr. Netland received his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, his PhD from Harvard University, and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology, followed by a clinical fellowship in glaucoma, at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and was subsequently appointed Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Associate Director of the Glaucoma Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. He joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis, where he was the Siegal Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the Glaucoma Service and Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs. Dr. Netland was appointed the DuPont Guerry III Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia in 2009, and the Vernah Scott Moyston Professor in 2012.
In addition to his recognized expertise in the clinical management and surgical treatment of glaucoma, Dr. Netland is an innovative and prolific investigator. In peer-reviewed literature, he has written more than 300 original scientific articles, book chapters, reviews and published abstracts. He has published five textbooks, most recently the second edition of Glaucoma Medical Therapy published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Netland has delivered numerous named and invited lectures on clinical and surgical management of glaucoma, and on glaucoma research at national and international meetings. He has been director of a long-standing clinical glaucoma fellowship training program.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology awarded him the Achievement Award in 2001 and the Senior Achievement Award in 2007, and he has served on numerous AAO and AGS Committees. He is a Past President of the Memphis Eye Society and served on their Board of Directors, and was a Board member and President-Elect of the Tennessee Ophthalmological Society. He served as an officer of the Chandler-Grant Society, on the Aniridia Foundation International Board of Directors, and as an Examiner and Special Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is President of the Albemarle County Medical Society and serves as a delegate to the Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. Netland was elected to the American Ophthalmological Society in 2009.