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Ruth D. Williams, M.D.: New President-Elect of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Wheaton Eye Clinic President Ruth D. Williams, M.D. has been named president-elect of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is a former trustee of the Academy and a long-time national spokesperson on ophthalmic issues. Previously Dr. Williams was recognized by the organization with its Senior Achievement Award. 

She will be only the second woman to serve the American Academy of Ophthalmology as president, and the youngest physician to be elected to this post. Dr. Williams begins her term as president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2012.