James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute


The Keith Green Lectureship

Keith Green, Ph.D, D.Sc. was Regents' Professor of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia and a pioneer in investigations of cannabinoids for the treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Green was a graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland where he earned his Ph.D. and D.Sc. Degrees. He worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1964 to 1974. In 1974, Dr. Green was appointed Director of Ophthalmology Research at the Medical College of Georgia. He was appointed Third Regents' Professor in the history of MCG in July 1978 at the age of 37. He retired from the Medical College of Georgia after 26 years of service in Ophthalmology Research. Throughout his career, Dr. Green served on National, International and Institutional Committees. Also to his credit are the publications of over 330 articles in scientific journals and the contribution to 30 books on topics in Eye Research. He has also been a guest speaker worldwide on Ophthalmology Research. Dr. Green was a champion of vision research at our institution and dedicated to the success of his colleagues. To honor his memory, a named lectureship has been endowed by Mrs. Mary Green, Mr. Philip Green, Dr. Anastasios Costarides and Dr. Jack Chapman. Each year the members of the Culver VDI invite a renowned individual who has made substantial contributions to vision science or clinical care to honor the many accomplishments of Dr. Green.


The Keith Green Lecturers

    2018 ~ Dr. Harry Quigley, M.D.
    2017 ~ Emily Chew M.D.
    2016 ~ Constance Cepko, Ph.D.
    2015 ~ Robert B. Nussenblatt, M.D.,MPD
    2014 ~ Jay Neitz, Ph.D.
    2013 ~ Napoleone Ferrara, Ph.D.
    2012 ~ John Dowling, Ph.D.