The Power List 2019 – Inventors
Tenured Professor of Ophthalmology, Richard K. Forster Chair in Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, USA.
Carol Karp is a tenured Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and holds the Richard K. Forster Chair in ophthalmology. In the late 1990s, Karp pioneered the use of interferon for the treatment for ocular surface squamous neoplasia. She designed protocols to study the drug in patients with ocular surface tumors, curing them of their cancer without surgery. A leader in the area of ocular surface oncology, her research has produced several landmark articles on the topic. Her current interests are in the management of ocular surface tumors and ocular surface imaging using the ultra-high resolution OCT. She lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on the management of ocular surface tumors. Among the significant recognition, she has received the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in 2015, the Mentorship Award from Women in Ophthalmology and the American Medical Association Women Physicians Sector in 2013 and was honored with the Senior Achievement Award for her accomplishments and service to the AAO. She is currently a co-chair of the Cornea Day. Along with her service to the AAO, Karp is an associate examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and co-director of the Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (Curso).