James C. Bobrow, MD
James C. Bobrow, MD, HS ’78, is currently professor of clinical ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University, teaches in the medical school and residency programs, and sees patients in a private practice setting. He completed two terms as president of the Medical Staff Association of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where he continues to serve as chair of the Philanthropy Committee.
He received his medical training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and served a medical internship on the Osler Service of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed his ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at Washington University and joined the medical faculty in 1978.
At the School of Medicine, he acts as a member of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Liaison Committee, helping the department navigate its relationships with community physicians. He played a key role as a member of the search committee that chose Michael A. Kass, MD, HS ’73, as department chair. He also is an active member of the University’s Eliot Society, has been president of the Eye Alumni Association and a member of the Alumni Association Council
He has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Senior Achievement Award and inaugural Secretariat Award and has held several leadership positions with that organization.
He was elected to the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society in 2001. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has edited several books. Current research interests include cataract outcomes, surgical treatment of glaucoma, and pioneering development of electronic health records.
Outside of the medical center, he is the consulting ophthalmologist for the Missouri Department of Social Services, Aid to the Blind and Blind Pension Programs, and Rehabilitation Services for the Blind. He is treasurer of the board of the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He has been president of both the St. Louis Ophthalmological Society and the Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He is listed annually in Best Doctors in America and is a life member of Who’s Who in America. He has lectured and taught on five continents and has been awarded an honorary professorship from the Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China.
The Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association is pleased to present its Alumni/Faculty Award to Dr. Bobrow.