Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center are pleased to announce that Dr. Eric A. Liss is now a board certified ophthalmologist. The certification is sponsored by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Board Certification requires passing a series of two exams after graduating from medical school as an MD and after a four year ophthalmology residency.
Certification is granted to ophthalmologists who meet a series of accredited medical training requirements, sign a practice pledge indicating their intent to practice with compassion, integrity, and respect for human dignity, and complete an intensive evaluation process which includes the Written Qualifying Examination (WQE) and an Oral Examination.
Physicians who meet all of the requirements for initial certification become diplomates of the Board and earn a certification valid for a period of 10 years. Since the early 1990’s, the Diplomates have been required to actively maintain their certification through a lifelong learning and practice improvement process currently known as Maintenance of Certification in order to extend the validity of that certificate.
Since 1916 more the 30,000 ophthalmologists have challenged themselves to meet the rigorous certification standards established by the American Board of Ophthalmology. The first medical specialty board founded in the United States, the American Board of Ophthalmology awards the only medical specialty certification in ophthalmology recognized by both the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA).
Dr. Eric A. Liss is a native Floridian who was born and raised in Sarasota. He completed his under graduate degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee followed by graduate studies in Public Health and Epidemiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Liss then returned to Florida for his medical education where he received his Medical Degree, Summa Cum Laude, from the Florida International University College of Medicine in Miami.
Dr. Liss completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he served as a Chief Resident. He has published research in the areas of Retinal Disease, Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma, and Disorders of the Ocular Immune System and has presented his findings at multiple national ophthalmology conferences.
Dr. Liss is a Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Medical Association, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, and the Charlotte County Medical Association.
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