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Subspecialties Refractive, Cataract

Year of the Woman

What inspired you to become a cataract and refractive surgeon?

Coming from a family of physicians, it was expected that I’d be a physician too. I’m lucky the hereditary trait of being a doctor was passed down to me. I didn’t realize it when I finished my medical training, but looking back, I’m fortunate the field I selected was perfect for my skill set. My desire to become an ophthalmologist was down to my experience with David Campbell during my ophthalmology elective. He’s a brilliant glaucoma specialist with an insatiable curiosity, but he’s also a kind, ethical, humble person who treated his patients with compassion and his staff with respect.

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Bonnie An Henderson

Bonnie An Henderson is Partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, and Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, MA, USA. She served as the 2017 President of ASCRS.

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