Ophthalmologist Dr. Thomas John was recently invited by the Serbian Medical Society and the Military Academy in Belgrade, Serbia, to be the chief guest of honor and an invited speaker at a September conference at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade.
John, a Harvard University-trained cornea specialist, is among the leading ophthalmologists in the nation and on the medical staff at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest.
“I gave an oration entitled, ‘Paradigm Shift in Corneal Transplantation Surgery,’ to the Serbian Ophthalmology Society,” John said. “At the conference, I was awarded the title of visiting professor, Department of Defense, Military Medical Academy, Belgrade. This is the first such title to be given by their department of defense to any ophthalmologist in the world.”
Ophthalmologists from Serbia and neighboring countries attended John’s oration.