Alfred Sommer, MD
Dr. Al Sommer is Professor of Ophthalmology at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and John Hopkins University School of Medicine, and former Director of the Dana Center for International Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins.
Sommer is a recipient of the Lasker Prize — the second highest biologic honor after the Nobel. He won the award for his work on vitamin A deficiency and blindness in poor children around the world. Sommer is currently coordinating an international effort to eliminate blindness caused by vitamin A deficiency.