Dr. Suh promotes UNMC innovations at Qatar event

by John Keenan, UNMC public relations | March 02, 2018

Image with caption: Donny Suh, M.D.

Donny Suh, M.D.

Donny Suh, M.D., associate professor in the UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, spoke in February at the Fourth Qatar International Ophthalmology Conference in Doha, Qatar.

Dr. Suh, who also serves as chief of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Children's Hospital & Medical Center, spoke on three topics:

  • an eye muscle surgical technique that was developed and published by Dr.Suh and his colleagues from Johns Hopkins and Harvard;
  • current understanding of shaken baby syndrome, presenting his current research and publications he is involved with UNMC, iEXCEL and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and
  • his new inventions that are being developed in conjunction with UNeMed, UNMC and UNL, including precision syringes, new surgical needle drivers and new surgical forceps.

Dr. Suh was one of more than a dozen speakers at the two-day event.

Qatar's medical community has grown enormously, Dr. Suh said, and its Hamad Medical Corporation -- a government-operated medical center and the sponsor of the conference -- is one of the leaders in the Middle Eastern medical community.

This year, the bi-annual meeting's focus was innovations in ophthalmology.

Attendees were excited about his presentation, he said.

"The response was overwhelmingly positive."

He also fielded a lot of questions about Nebraska from other attendees.

"They don't get too many speakers from the Midwest, so whenever they hear of a medical center they're not familiar with, they're always interested," he said. "It's a great opportunity to raise UNMC's profile and look for opportunities for collaboration in the future."

Dr. Suh already has been invited for the next conference in Qatar.

"I would love to see other professionals from UNMC attend," he said.


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Tracy Crnic Md
July 20, 2018 at 12:21 AM

Very inspirational and passionate clinician. Driven to make pediatric ophthalmology better in every way. Supportive and fiercely committed. Proud to call him a colleague.

Sarah Kruse
March 04, 2018 at 9:32 PM

Dr. Suh, thank you so much for teaching others what you do. Such an amazing gift. Nebraska is so lucky to have you.

Lyn Hall
March 02, 2018 at 12:02 PM

Dr. Suh, the NICU is so blessed to have caring for our premature babies' eyes!

Donny Suh
March 02, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Thank you, everyone! Am very proud to be a part of this wonderful organization and people. It was truly a team work. Would love to have our faculty visit Qatar and spread our wings.

Tom O'Connor
March 02, 2018 at 9:13 AM

Congrats, Donny! You make us proud!

Jane Meza
March 02, 2018 at 8:49 AM

Dr. Suh, Thank you for making this presentation in Qatar and working to raise UNMC's profile! I agree with you that it would be great for other UNMC professionals attend the meeting!

Kai Fu
March 02, 2018 at 8:39 AM

Dr. Suh - Congratulations. Thank you very much for your efforts in international collaborations.

Sydney Buckland, PhD(c), CON
March 02, 2018 at 8:12 AM

Always impressed at the other projects you are involved in outside of ophthalmology, Dr Suh. Perhaps you will share your needle driver at the next NE NP conference!

Pamela Boyers
March 02, 2018 at 7:20 AM

Dr. Suh - Congratulations on a highly successful presentation in Qatar. Thank you for acknowledging the work of the iEXCEL team. We are proud to work with you and appreciate your many talents.

Carol Russell
March 02, 2018 at 5:48 AM

Donny, Spreading your knowledge and expertise worldwide. Carol Russell