The Thorpe Circle, established in 2014, was created to offset the costs associated with the Annual meeting. Your contribution strengthens the fund and provides the opportunity for POS to bring the best and brightest in our field to Pittsburgh.
This named lecture is the highlight of the Annual Meeting which began in 1980 when Harvey E. Thorpe was named “Man of the Year” by the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society. Since then, such luminaries as Herb Kaufman, Lorenz Zimmerman, Frederick Jakobiec, David Guyton, Warren Hill, and Lisa Brothers Arbisser, have been recognized. Despite naming the lectureship after Dr. Thorpe, the POS did not have an endowment fund established.
Thank you to those who have made a contribution. If you are not a member of the Thorpe Circle, please consider contributing as your support enables the POS to continue the tradition of excellence of recognizing distinguished guest faculty to serve as the Thorpe Lecturers.
Michael Azar, MD / Thorpe Circle Administrator David Buerger, MD, FACS, President
EARLY CAREER PHYSICIANS (age 40 and under) Special Offer to Join
As he retires from clinical practice,
Peter Berkowitz, MD wants to encourage his young colleagues to step up and support the Thorpe Circle.
Due to Dr. Berkowitz’s generosity, our members under 40 years of age can become lifetime members of the Thorpe Circle for only $150.
Dr. Berkowitz will cover the balance of the $350 membership fee.
Peter understands the value of continuing education as a lifelong endeavor, and wants to encourage the next generation to support our annual Thorpe Lectureship.
To take advantage of this limited time opportunity, click on the Contribution Form on the right.
Your lifetime membership will allow us to continue to attract the best and brightest in our field to Pittsburgh.
HARVEY E. THORPE PAST LECTURERS