14 Facts About Arnall Patz


Arnall Patz was an American medical doctor and research professor at Johns Hopkins University.


Arnall Patz conducted pioneering research in the 1960s into the use of lasers in the treatment of retinal disorders.


Arnall Patz received the Lasker Award in 1956 for his research into the causes and prevention of blindness and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 for his lifetime of work in the field of ophthalmology.


Arnall Patz's father was a Jewish immigrant from Lithuania, and Patz was the youngest of seven children in the only Jewish family in Elberton.


Arnall Patz attended Emory University in Atlanta and received both bachelor's and medical degrees there.


Arnall Patz conducted the study between 1951 and 1953 in conjunction with Leroy Hoeck, a pediatrician who was in charge of the newborn nursery at Gallinger.


In 1955, Arnall Patz accepted a part-time faculty position at Johns Hopkins University while maintaining a private ophthalmology practice.

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Arnall Patz served as the director of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins from 1979 to 1989.


Arnall Patz was a founder of the Johns Hopkins' Retinal Vascular Center.


Arnall Patz served as president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and wrote more than 250 scientific publications and four textbooks.


Arnall Patz was the recipient of the Friedenwald Research Award in 1980, the inaugural Isaac C Michaelson Medal in 1986, the first Helen Keller prize for Vision Research in 1994, and the Pisart International Vision Award from the Lighthouse International in 2001.


Arnall Patz received a master's degree in liberal arts from Johns Hopkins at age 78.


Arnall Patz died of heart disease in March 2010 at his home in Pikesville, Maryland.


Arnall Patz died at age 89 one day before the 60th anniversary of his wedding to the former Ellen Levy.