November 2018


ASCRS member spotlight: Nicole Fram, MD

by Denise Monasterio ASCRS Marketing and Communications Manager

Nicole Fram, MD

JCRS Editorial Board at the 2018 ESCRS Congress

The JCRS Editorial Board gather for their semiannual meeting during the 2018 ESCRS Congress in Vienna.

Ramin Khoramnia, MD, (center) accepts the inaugural Rosen Award at the JCRS symposium during the 2018 ESCRS Congress from associate editor William Dupps Jr., MD, (left) and editor Thomas Kohnen, MD, (right). The Rosen Award, named for founding editor Emanuel Rosen, MD, will be awarded annually for the best technique article published in the journal. Dr. Khoramnia accepted the
2017 Rosen Award on behalf of all the authors of the article “Artificial iris implantation in various iris defects and lens conditions,”
by Christian Mayer, MD, Tamer Tandogan, MD, Andrea Hoffmann, MD, and Ramin Khoramnia, MD. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017;43:
Source: ESCRS

ASCRS is, at its core, a member-led organization. Much of the education, information, and other offerings are developed by anterior segment specialists for anterior segment specialists. The success of the organization is highly impacted by the continued dedication and volunteerism of the individuals who serve as educators.
Every month, we feature one of these member volunteers. We introduce you to individuals who have contributed to the society’s outstanding education, helping members strengthen their skills, sharpen their expertise, and provide better care to patients.
This month’s spotlight member is Nicole Fram, MD.
Dr. Fram is extremely active in all aspects of ASCRS. At the 2018 Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Advanced Cataract Training in September, she served as a faculty member and presented and participated in several educational sessions during the meeting. She has been a valuable contributor at several YES Advanced Cataract Training and Combined Ophthalmic Symposium meetings.
At the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting, Dr. Fram has been a vital asset in the Skills Transfer labs that are offered to physician attendees. She has served as the lead instructor for the Iris Suture lab for the last 2 years. In this pivotal role, Dr. Fram provides hands-on education where she guides attendees in various techniques, such as using sutures in the anterior segment management of complications, anomalies, and surgical challenges.
Dr. Fram is an ophthalmologist at Advanced Vision Care in Los Angeles. She received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed her residency at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, where she served as chief resident. After her residency, Dr. Fram completed a 1-year fellowship in cornea, external disease and uveitis at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Dr. Fram has published numerous articles, and her interests include cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, refractive surgery, and cornea and external disease.
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