Deaner Receives Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Congratulations to Duke vitreoretinal fellow Jordan Deaner, MD on receiving the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award!

The Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship Award, better known as “The Michels” is one of highest honors that can be bestowed upon a surgical retina fellow. 

Throughout the field of Vitreoretinal surgery, Dr. Ron Michels was known for his surgical excellence and prolific authorship, pushing the field forward. His surgical textbook, Retinal Detachment, published in the 1990s is still the premier surgical text for vitreoretinal fellows and surgeons to this day. Those who knew him personally before he passed always mentioned his knack for teaching, hoping to train many great surgeons and thus saving the sight of many patients.

The Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship award is given to those fellows each year who embody those ideals that Dr. Michels carried with him throughout his life.

Deaner received his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. After Ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital, he completed a Uveitis Fellowship at Cole Eye Institute prior to joining Duke.

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