Kellogg ophthalmologist earns resident education award
Shahzad Mian, M.D., earned the Straatsma Award for excellence in resident education from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.
The award is given to program directors who are dedicated to the principles and significance of residency education.
Mian is a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the U-M Kellogg Eye Center and holds the Terry J. Bergstrom Collegiate Professor for Resident Education in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the U-M Medical School. He has been director of the residency training program since 2004 and serves the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as the associate chair for education.
His practice is focused on cornea and refractive surgery and his research focuses on corneal transplantation techniques, ocular graft versus host disease and eye banking.
In 2003 and 2012, he received the Bergstrom Faculty Teaching Award presented by ophthalmology residents. He serves as the vice chair of the Residency Review Committee for Ophthalmology, as the co-chair of the Accreditation Board for the Eye Bank Association of America, as the senior medical director of Eversight Michigan Eye Bank, and is the president of the Program Director’s Council of the Association of University Professor in Ophthalmology.
Among his many specific achievements, Mian has helped develop a web-based surgical instrument tool which allows for efficient use of resident time and for the objective demonstration of ACGME competency implementation. He designed a study in collaboration with his peers in the Program Directors Medical Education Research Group in order to develop a valid tool for assessment of resident knowledge of cataract surgery instrumentation — and then to determine whether a web-based educational tool is effective in improving resident knowledge of these essential instruments prior to wet-lab training.
Mian has been a pioneer and leader in enhancing the values of professionalism, patient-centered care and systems based approaches in developing ophthalmologists for the future. His contributions extend to medical and residency education at large at U-M to his work as the leader of the Program Director’s group at AUPO.