Title: Gratis Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, (Retired); Ophthalmologist
Company: LSU Health Sciences Center
Location: Shreveport, LA, United States
Dr. Joel Allen Schulman, ophthalmologist and retied associate professor at LSU Health Sciences Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in ophthalmology.
Dr. Schulman is a retired associate professor of ophthalmology at Louisiana State University Health and the current Director of Medical Students at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport and head ophthalmologist at St. Mark’s Church Free Clinic. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Goddard College and completed his Doctor of Medicine in 1975 at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Schulman fell in love with ophthalmology after working with the school’s ophthalmology residents, setting the stage for what would become a 32-year clinical and academic focus on the specialty. He accepted an associate professor position at Louisiana State University in 1988, and transitioned into his current role as Director of Medical Students in 2020, focusing primarily on working with third-year medical students.
Throughout his time with Louisiana State University, Dr. Schulman has been recognized as an outstanding educator, earning an Elite American Educators award and a Prestigious Honor Award from the Vitreous Society. He has served as a reviewer for several well-regarded professional journals, including “Current Eye Research,” “The American Journal of Ophthalmology,” and “Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.” In addition, Dr. Schulman has contributed to numerous professional boards and committees, notably serving as a member of the Admissions Committee at Louisiana State University’s Health Sciences Center for more than 15 years.
Outside his work in academia, Dr. Schulman has served as the head ophthalmologist for the St. Mark’s Church Free Clinic for over 25 years. A community-focused program offering eye care and free glasses to indigent and low-income patients, it is among the longest-running clinics of its kind in the region. Dr. Schulman hopes to continue his work with the clinic for as long as he is able, and has no plans to retire from public health outreach. In his free time, Dr. Schulman volunteers with the North Point Community Church, where he is an active congregant, and enjoys boating, sports, and time spent with his family.
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