Alan S. Crandall
The Power List 2020 – Power List
John A. Moran Presidential Professor, Senior Vice Chair, Director of Glaucoma and Cataract, Senior Medical Director, Moran Global Outreach Division, University of Utah, USA
Your three wishes?
Maintain health so my wife and I can continue to work internationally; carry on teaching residents and fellows; enjoy life with family and friends.
Piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
Enjoy what you do, look for ways to improve your outcomes, treat everyone like they are family.
The funniest moment of your career?
The only time I have been in the media was when I did phaco/IOL in a gorilla (whose name was Gorgeous) at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah. She lived for 10 more years. It was very similar to a human eye; I used a single piece IOL (no YAG needed).
The most unexpected turn your career took?
When ASCRS invited me to join the Executive Committee, and ultimately I became President.