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Alan Crandall, MD, Recipient of 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award

CrandallDr. Alan Crandall received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1973. He completed his internship in surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and his residency and fellowship in ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania. He joined the University of Utah Ophthalmology Department in 1981. Dr. Crandall is the John A. Moran Presidential Professor and Senior Vice-Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Director of Glaucoma and Cataract at the Moran Eye Center, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition he is co-director of the Moran Eye Center International Division.

Crandall is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners as well as a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology. In addition he is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Glaucoma Society, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, as well as the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club. He is a past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Crandall has chaired more than 150 major national and international symposia, co-authored two text books, and authored more than 200 peer reviewed articles. He has trained 29 Glaucoma Fellows and more than 100 residents.

Seventeen years ago, Dr. Crandall started his humanitarian work in Ghana and has since traveled to more than 25 countries teaching cataract and glaucoma surgery. He loves teaching and has been dedicated to teaching the intricacies of ophthalmic surgery around the world. He is married to his wife Julie and together they have six children.