Noted Author Tom Clancy to Dedicate Professorship at Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Office of Corporate Communications
Media Contact: John Lazarou
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April 7, 2005

Noted Author Tom Clancy to Dedicate Professorship at Johns Hopkins

Friday, April 8
4 - 6 p.m.

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Alumni Auditorium
525 North Wolfe Street

With gifts to Johns Hopkins totaling $2 million, one of the world’s best-selling authors, Tom Clancy, will fund a new professorship in ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Terrence P. O’Brien, M.D., will be named the inaugural Tom Clancy Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute  during a dedication ceremony Friday afternoon.

Clancy, the literary master of such million-selling thrillers as “The Hunt for Red October”, “Patriot Games” and many others, is one of Dr. O’Brien’s patients and a long-time supporter of the Wilmer Eye Institute.  “Mr. Clancy has created a legacy that will benefit generations to come,” said Peter J. McDonnell, M.D., director of the Wilmer Eye Institute.  “The endowment will provide a distinguished faculty member with the resources
necessary to pursue research into effective treatments and cures for ocular diseases.”

Dr. O’Brien is an internationally recognized expert in refractive eye surgery with extensive experience in performing PRK, LASIK, as well as newer procedures to correct refractive errors.  He is the medical director of the refractive surgery service and director of the Ocular Infectious Diseases Service and the Ocular Microbiology Laboratory at the Wilmer Eye Institute, a multidisciplinary group of scientists who are investigating rapid diagnostic techniques and improved treatments for severe, potentially blinding eye infections.

To interview Dr. Terence O’Brien or Tom Clancy, contact
John M. Lazarou
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