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David Hunter Cherwek, MD
Award for Global Ophthalmology

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Dr. David Hunter Cherwek has dedicated his career to the growing field of global ophthalmology and has always enjoyed connecting talented eye health professionals around the world. 
Through the David Hunter Cherwek, MD Award for Global Ophthalmology, we will connect promising, ophthalmology residents and fellows with an opportunity to attend the Global Ophthalmology Summit to examine how they can best find mentorship, inspiration and opportunities to include global eye health into their career.

This award and accompanying travel grant will be presented to an outstanding ophthalmology resident or fellow that has shown extraordinary promise to contribute to global ophthalmology.  

Award Recipients

A big congratulations to the Global Ophthalmology Summit’s 2023 David Hunter Cherwek, MD, Award for Global Ophthalmology recipients. Dr. Mattan Arazi (Israel) is the recipient of the in-person award and Dr. Akshay Wagh (India) is the recipient of the award's ePoster category.


Ophthalmology residents and fellows around the globe with a sincere interest and passion for a career-long commitment to global ophthalmology and submit an abstract for the Global Ophthalmology Summit are able to apply. Read abstract guidelines


This award will provide a promising ophthalmology resident or fellow exposure to the world of global ophthalmology and career development. The awardee will:

  • receive a travel grant of up to $5,000 USD to attend the 2023 Global Ophthalmology Summit

  • be invited to speak,

  • receive a plaque

Application 2023

The deadline to apply was 5 May.

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