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William E. Scott, MD, Professor and Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 1971 - 2002
Dr. William Scott was born and raised in Iowa City. He was responsible for training many residents and fellows throughout his illustrious career. He was instrumental in organizing national randomized clinical trials dealing with the treatment of strabismus and was a vigorous and outspoken advocate of full-time occlusion therapy in the management of amblyopia. He was an invited lecturer throughout the world and an ardent supporter of education of clinical and surgical care in pediatric ophthalmology.
The William E. Scott Education Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology was established through an anonymous gift in 2001 to honor Dr. Scott for his many accomplishments in teaching, clinical research, and patient care.