The Power List 2016
Chairman of Ophthalmology and Director of the Eye Institute at University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio
Rhee is a leading educator of ophthalmologists, serving on various scientific and curriculum committees of both academic institutions and learned societies. A surgical innovator who loves to introduce new technologies to his practice, he has also contributed to the understanding of rare syndromes, like his discovery that plateau iris syndrome is a familial condition in around half of all cases. According to a nominator, “Rhee maintains a busy clinical practice, and plays a key role in inventing cutting edge surgical interventions. At the same time, he is training and inspiring future generations of ophthalmologists.” He was also one of the first to describe the rare condition of topiramate-induced bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma.