The American Board of Ophthalmology has appointed Lanning Kline, MD as chair for 2020.
Kline is a professor of ophthalmology and the former department chair at UAB. During his eight-year term as a director of the ABO, he led the committee on initial certification, contributed to the enhancement of the oral exam, and edited hundreds of test items for board exams.
The author of seven editions of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Review Manual, Kline is former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology and a member of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, which presented him with the association's Life Achievement Honor Award in 2018.
Kline also served as chair of the UAB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for 14 years.